Yes, I'm still working with Stampin' Up!'s new Summer Edition stamp set, Tropical Party! I combined a couple challenges to make this card. First was the color challenge over on Colour Q. Then I used the Sketch Challenge over on Stampin' Connection (a website for demos).
Now…from the sketch, you might assume that I'd use the flower in Tropical Party…however, I'm doing this challenge with my team mate, Mary Brown, and I just KNEW she'd do her trio of flowers! So, I had to think of another way to use this sketch with the Tropical Flowers stamps. I decided to use the palm tree and the technique Watercolor Wash for my background with Shimmery White cardstock. I cheated just a little bit by using Chocolate Chip on the tree trunks (I couldn't use BLUE!), but I considered it a neutral. lol! I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery for the palm trees and stamped it over the background. I layered it on Brilliant Blue cardstock.
To my base card of Tempting Turquoise, I added a strip of Certainly Celery that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder. I wrapped Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon around it and tied with a knot. I punched the Modern Label with Brilliant Blue and did the same technique on the Shimmer White for Thinking of You (Trendy Trees) and punched with the Word Window punch. I stamped three small flowers in Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise and Crushed Curry, punched them out, added Mini Brads to the centers and placed them on Stampin' Dimensionals in the bottom corner. I'm amazed…I really didn't think the colors will go well with this set, but I think I pulled it off!
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