What do you do when you have to make a card in the middle of the week and your new catalog pre-order just arrived? Well, you sit down to make a card with some fun, new products, of course. The FabFriday challenge that kicks off today gives me a sweet-and-simple layout for a sweet-and-simple card. Here’s my card:
- Timeless Tropical. My simple card is a bit different from all the Fall-themed and Christmas-themed cards I’ve been sharing lately. No regal tones here – all soft, sweet, cool tones. The “cool feel” for this card started with the Timeless Tropical stamp set, new in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 January – June Mini Catalog. This pair of trees just makes you want to roll out a big towel on the sand, right? Here’s a look at Timeless Tropical: My card also features some coordinated, new products from this Tropical Oasis Suite. The Timeless Tropical Bundle includes the stamp set above and the coordinating In the Tropics Dies (used to cut the trees and the word “aloha”). The Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder is a breath of fresh air for a beautiful texture behind the trees.
- Trios. Things look good in threes. I arranged the two trees (actually one item in this scenario) with a round sun and the sentiment banner to pay tribute to this rule of threes. It wasn’t intentional – just a habit for me. Here’s a closer look:Once everything was positioned on the card, I added another trio of accents with the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets to the left of the sentiment. I colored the droplets with a Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blend before gluing them down.
- Tropicool Color Combination. The crumb cake on this card helps to set the tone for a tropicool card, but it’s the trio of yellow, blue and green that really pulls it all together. I chose soft colors to keep this card as cool as can be. If you like this mix of So Saffron, Pool Party and Old Olive as much as I do, please save this:
Bundles: Timeless Tropical Stamp Sets: Timeless Tropical Papers: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Stampin’ Blends (Old Olive, Crumb Cake, So Saffron) Accessories: In the Tropics Dies, Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, 2″ Circle punch, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday challenge blog to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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