Showing posts with label tropical leaves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tropical leaves. Show all posts

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Lovely Lily Pad Catalog Card CASED

Hello and welcome to my blog; today we are going to be CASEing the 2020 Saleabration Brochure.  We are using one of the Lovely Lily Pad Cards as our inspiration today and we are going to change it up a little using the Tropical Chic Stamp Set and the 2018-2020 In Colors from the Annual Catalog.  These are the In Colors that will be leaving us soon, and I can say I will be very sad to see them go.  If you have any of the in colors currently now's the time to stock up on your favorite cardstock ink refills etc.  If you don't have them you need to get them, because once they are on the retiring list they will more than likely sale out quickly they usually do.   Enough of the jibber jabber here's a look at the card and the inspiration card.


I received the Lovely Lily Pad card from my friend Kay Cogbill when I took part in her team's CASE the Catalog Swap.  You have seen many of those cards shared here for my Case the Catalog Series each Sunday.  So I thought since Sale-A-Bration will be ending soon it would be a good thing to share taking inspiration from the catalog and Kay's card and doing a little Copy And Selectively Editing.  So I used her card from the Catalog Swap as my jumping off point.


So for my version of Kay's card I used the Tropical Chic stamp set and matching Tropical Dies to stamp and cut out the palm leaves and tropical leaves from that set.  I used Call Me Clover ink to stamp all three on to whisper white cardstock.  I stamped each leaves in either 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation stamping to create the three different ink shades you see here.  On the card that Kay made you can see the ombre look in the cardstock that was used; I picked the generational stamping as my ombre element.  I did keep the vellum circle behind the elements but I went a little larger then the inspiration piece.


I then used the Lily Pad Dies and cut out my elements using scraps of the 2018-2020 In Colors.  I cut each of the same die in Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel.  Each of these were glued to my card front in the same way as the inspiration card.  Slightly off setting them to one side each time, and alternating how they went with the point up or down.  I then added the sentiment.  I picked the Congratulations from Lily Pad Lake and punched it out using the Classic Label punch.  I added this to the leaves with dimensionals and then added a bow from the Lovely Lipstick ribbon with a mini glue dot.  My entire card front was then added to a side folding thick whisper white card base.

Video Tutorial: 


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Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have enjoyed my take on the Lovely Lily Card and that you are inspired to do a little more CASEing.  Caseing is a great way to learn new techniques improve your skills and have a jumping off point for your creations.  Just make sure you give credit where credit is due.  If you need any of the supplies I have used today you can order them in the shopping list below.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Our Friendship is Timeless - Timeless Tropical Friendship Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a very tropical themed card using products from the Tropical Oasis Suite in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog.  Add a pop of paradise to your crafting with lush foliage and tropical images. The Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle features retro tropical images and glorious colors to make a statement on your projects. It’s just another day in papercrafting paradise when you use the stamps and dies to create your own dreamy designs. Invoke a touch of the tropics with bronze-finish trinkets including a pineapple, hibiscus, ukulele, and palm leaves. When you’re all done, hold the project to your ear and listen for the waves gently crashing onto the shoreline.  Here's a look at my card using products from this suite.

Tips & Tricks: 

I started out by stamping the flowers from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set in Soft Suede ink on whisper white cardstock.  Once stamped I started coloring the flowers with my Stampin' Blends.  I used Daffodil Delight, Pineapple Punch, and Mango Melody to color the petals.  I used the Mango blends to color in the dark areas indicated by the designer on the stamp, blending it out with the Daffodil Delight Blends, and then blending everything with the Pineapple Punch Blends.  I then stamped and die cut all the different leaves in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow cardstocks.

I also used the Soft Suede Blends to color in the center of the flower.  I ran the Soft Suede and Old Olive pieces of cardstock through the embossing machine with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  I put the embossed Soft Suede piece onto my Old Olive Card base and then matted a piece of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper with Early Espresso.  Then I started the layering process.  I started out my adding the matted DSP onto the card base.  Next I added the embossed piece of Old Olive.  I then added a piece of the Braided Burlap Trim.  I then added the flowers with dimensionals.

Once the flowers were in place I could tuck the leaves behind and add them with a little liquid glue.  I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and added it to the front of the card. Next I added a bow I made with some of the thread from the braided trim.  To finish the card off I decided to add a couple of the leaf trinkets from the Annual Catalog.
Thanks for dropping by today, If you need any of these supplies you can order them in my online store 24/7 by clicking on the items in the shopping list below.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Use the March Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a free gift from me in April as a Thank You.  If your order is $150 or more please don't use the host code.  You will forfeit your Stampin' Rewards if you do; and I want you to get those rewards.  


If you place any size order with me during the month of March you will receive the March Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features fourteen floral themed tutorials.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $20 from me.  


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