Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Tropical Aloha

I have a fun and colorful tropical card for you today from the wonderful stamp and die sets from the Tropical paradise Collection!    Heartfelt Creations really aced it this month!  I must say, I have really been enjoying all the fun tropical bird and flower stamps and die this month.   It allows me time to imagine that I am in the midst of tropical gardens with the beautiful sounds of birds singing in the background.     Come and join me!   

Tropical Paradise Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-277
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Paradise Die Set, HCD1-7137
Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set, HCPC 3781
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-HCD1-7136
Tropical Plumeria Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Plumeria Die Set, HCD1-7135
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Double Dots 100 pc - 3D Foam Circles, DDots
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Memento Olive Grove,  TSMP708
Memento Lu Lu Dye Ink Pad, TSMP504
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST10401
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board, 173842
Glue Pins, Pins6
Sizzix Vagabond2-53242
White Cardstock, HCPP-451
Gala Glitz- white, 12wht

Dark blue cardstock, light green cardstock, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink,  Misty, Ink Dauber, Mini Mister, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (R20, R22, R24, R27, W4, T1, T3, T5, T7, E30, E33, E35, E37, B000, B00, B21,  B24),  opaque white ink, X-Press It Blending Cardstock,  twine, double sided tape, paper trimmer.

Create a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch top folding card.  Cut base layer from blue cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.   Select the designer paper with the parrot as shown in the picture.  Cut layer at 5 x 5 inches.  Adhere the designer paper and base layer.   Tie twine around the layers.  Adhere the layers to the card base with heavy double sided tape.

Stamp the  parrot from the Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set on X-Press It Blending Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink.    Color the bird with the following Copic Markers (R20, R22, R24, R27, W4, T1, T3, T5, T7, E30, E33, E35, E37, B000, B00, B21,  B24).  The tip of the wings were highlighted with opaque white ink.  Die cut the image.  For added strength, die cut the bird 4 times from dark blue cardstock and adhere together.  

Stamp the leaves from the Tropical Cockatoo Stamp set and die cut.  Repeat this process multiple times to add fullness behind the parrot.   Sponge with Memento Olive Grove Dye Ink.  Shape the leaves using the flower shaping tool.  

Stamp the plumeria using the Tropical Plumeria Stamp Set.  Die cut the flowers and sponge with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and Lu Lu Memento Ink.   Shape the petals and adhere the layers.   Emma Lou has a wonderful video on creating the plumeria flowers HERE.   Clear adhesive was applied lightly to the petals and white Gala Glitz was sprinkled on top.

Adhere the leaves, bird and plumeria with dimensional dots and clear adhesive.

The sentiment "Aloha" was die cut from the bright yellow and orange designer paper using the Tropical Parrots Die Set.    The sentiment was applied using clear adhesive.

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