Apr 30 2010

Stamping 411 – Tropical Party

Another week has gone by and it is time for the Stamping 411 sketch challenge again!  We certainly had a LOT of people do the sketch last week!  I enjoy seeing everyone's creative talents and how they interpret the sketch.  I hope you enjoy this week's sketch, too!  It is another easy one.


I knew that I wanted to use Stampin' Up!'s Tropical Party…I think it is my favorite set from the new Summer Mini!  I used my Watercolor Crayons, Shimmer Paper and a technique called Watercolor Wash to do the background behind the Palm Tree…the colors are Creamy Caramel, So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise.  Then I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Chocolate Chip and Old Olive to ink up the Palm Tree and stamped it on the background.


I layered the background on Pumpkin Pie.  I added a strip of Island Oasis striped Designer Paper to a piece of Old Olive Cardstock that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder.  Before I ran it thru, I stamped the leaves in the lower right corner as a background for the flowers.  I wrapped some Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon over the Designer paper and secured in the back of the Old Olive.  I stamped three flowers in So Saffron, Real Red, and Pumpkin Pie on scrap Shimmer Paper and cut them out.  I added Mini Brads in Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and So Saffron to the centers.  They are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals on the corner of the card.


This card puts me in a tropical mood!  Or maybe it is just the warm sunny day we had today!  Check out the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators to see what they did with this sketch.  I know I'm always amazed at what they do!


3 People have left comments on this post

Apr 30, 2010 - 10:04:21
cookie said:

really cute-i love palm trees

May 1, 2010 - 09:05:27
Lee said:

Okay Connie!!! This is too stinkin' cute and will go into my case file with your permission. Love it.

May 1, 2010 - 04:05:38
Patti Chesky said:

Oh Connie!  That background looks AMAZING with that palm tree!!!  Reminds me of Hawaii.