Friday, June 8, 2018

Inky Friends: Tropical Chic

My Inky Friends and I are ready for a big Annual Catalog kickoff, and want to share some projects with some of our new favorites from this Annual Catalog!

If you are following along in order, you just arrived from the lovely Shelly Zarling's blog where she featured Rooted in Nature!

I am using Tropical Chic. This stamp set caught my eye in the new catalog immediately! I knew that I would be able to use it in so many ways, and with so many other sets. I could not wait to get it home!

This is my very first creation with this set. I was going for the feel of a Hawaiian shirt, which my hubby loves to wear for weddings, graduations, and other special events in the summer time.

I stamped the images in Granny Apple Green and Gray Granite on Thick Whisper White, then used the Subtle embossing folder on the panel. Divine, I tell you!! Pinewood Plank has some competition now. 😄

Look at that delicious texture!! I am quite smitten, I tell you.

Inside got a bit of stamping too.

Next, I felt the need to play with some sponge-and-spritz color blending on watercolor paper. This is Shaded Spruce, Call Me Clover, and Granny Apple Green.

Here is a video I did showing the sponge-and-spritz technique.

The sentiment strip is a piece of watercolor paper with the sentiment stamped in Shaded Spruce, then I used the stitched line die from Stitched Labels framelits to add that detail.

Some leaves die cut from Granny Apple Green are tucked under the sentiment panel.

Inside, the leaf branch is inked up first in Granny Apple Green, then Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce are sponged onto the stamp before stamping onto the card panel repeatedly.

For this card, I started by stamping a bunch of the fan leaves and the filler leaves images in Granny Apple Green, some of them stamped off first.

Then I stamped a bunch of Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove flowers, die cut them, then embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.

Then the flowers were adhered to the card panel.

The words were die cut using the Celebrate You thinlits from Gold Foil and Granny Apple Green and adhered to a 2" wide strip of vellum with Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Then stitched down to the stamped panel with my sewing machine. Seriously, stitching is so simple, requires no special machine, and no special skills.

And you know it, the inside got some love too!

That is it for me! I hope you have seen some of the potential this set has to offer, and get yours soon!

Time to go see what Sara Mattson-Blume has created with Enjoy Life!


Shelley Z said...

Love them all! I don't know which would be my favorite! I can share my address if you are looking to drop one in the mail though! ;)

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

your colors and style is so vibrant, I can't get enough-- so awesome...

Yapha Mason said...

Gorgeous cards as always, Tanya! I definitely need that embossing folder and I'm loving the new greens!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful, colorful cards! I love this set... still waiting for it to show up at my door.

Staci said...

These are great! Now I have to have that embossing folder - thanks! ;) Your designs look better than most DSP!

Paper Fairy Kris said...

I love how you used the stitched line framelit on the sentiment. I hadn’t noticed those framelits yet. Beautiful fun cards. I like the bright ones with all of the flowers and tropical colors.

Cindy said...

Tanya, I love the different “feels” of each of these! (Had to laugh at the Hawaiian shirt for special occasions. 😆 Sounds like mine with his Harley T-shirts.) My fave is the sponged and spritzed card, not only because I love the colors, but the way the greeting really stands out. Just beautiful!

RhondaG - The Stampin' Bunny said...

Wow! I didn't care for this set in the catty, but now, wow! The embossing folder rocks with this set, and you've made some beautiful cards!!

Wendie Waldman said...

Beautiful cards. You really accomplished the fabric look with the first card. I love it.

Pazzta Tali said...

The reason I liked here is that these Chicago venues are so intimate and personable and while having astounding atmosphere! Really more suited and perfect for experiencing great food and having a good time.


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