As you know, I think it is so much fun to do sketch challenges. I picked up this sketch over at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC75) and thought it looked fun. I must say, though, the little icons at the bottom of the sketch did give me a little problem! lol!
For my card, I wanted to use some of the new colors coming in with the next catalog! I started with a base of the new color, Marina Mist, because I knew I wanted to create a water theme with Stampin' Up!'s Tropical Party Stamp Set from the Summer Mini. I added a layer of Wild Wasabi, one of the returning In Colors, that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.
I cut a Large Scallop Circle with the wonderful new In Color, Poppy Parade! I LOVE this new red! It pops! Inside, I cut a 3 3/4 circle from Whisper White, then half circles from Marina Mist and Sahara Sand so I could layer them across the bottom of the circle. I spritzed on Sahara Sand Ink with the Color Spritzer Tool and Marina Mist spritz for the water. I used a 1 1/4 circle template to create the sun with the new Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker. The palm trees I inked up with Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Markers and stamped over the "sand" and background Whisper White.
I added a row of the small flowers in Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade, inked with the Stampin' Write Markers and cut out. I wrapped Kraft Taffeta Ribbon around and tied (it's retiring! Oh no!) and then stamped Just for You from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched with the Small Oval Punch. I'm pretty happy with how I worked the icons across the bottom!
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