Hello everyone, Eloise here and today I’m back with another card to feature off the new Tropical Paradise and Island Getaway stamp sets. Today I’ve created a fun island scene card with the Flamingos.
To begin my card today I stamped out all the images I wanted to use from both the Tropical Paradise and the Island Getaway stamp sets. I decided I wanted to watercolour these images with my Zig Clean Colour Markers so I stamped them out on some watercolour cardstock along with Versafne Onyx Black ink so I could clear emboss the images. I then used various colours of the markers to colour in my images. Once they were dry I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I now moved onto the background piece. For the background – I used various blue colours from the Peerless watercolours pack and just created a random watercolour background. I then used a simple circle die and die-cut a circle and used some yellows and oranges to colour it to look like a sunset. I then dried them with a heat tool.
Before finishing up the card I wanted to figure out what I wanted to do for the sentiment. I decided that I wanted it in a speech bubble, but I didn’t have a stamp so I decided to make my own. I traced around something circular and add a little triangle on the edge to create my own speech bubble, I did this with a black pen and then traced over it with a Versamarker pen to make it sticky so I could heat emboss it to make it the same as the rest of the images. Once it was done I stamped the sentiment ‘you’re sun sational’ from the Island Getaway stamp set inside it – I love how this turned out. I then trimmed around the speech bubble to make it match the die cut images.
Now it was time to put my card together. I first started with a white card base and then I grabbed a piece of green cardstock and adhered that flat onto the card base. I then took some fun foam sheets and adhere it onto the back of the watercoloured background and then the background onto the cardbase. I then took some tape adhesive to adhere the circle onto the watercolour background also. I started arranging my images on top of the background, but it didn’t look right, so I took a piece of vellum and tried that over top and I liked the look of that better.
So I knew where to put adhesive to be able to adhere my vellum, I adhered my scene together first on top of the vellum and then adhered the vellum – just putting adhesive behind my images and sticking it onto the background panel now and that finished up the card for today.
I hope you enjoyed my card and got inspired – I love the subtle look of the background that the vellum made, it makes the images shine so much more but it still looks like a complete scene. Check back on the blog this week to check out the other ladies wonderful projects!
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