Sunday, February 25, 2018

summer's in the air!

OK. Not really. But my venture into spring cards has led me right down the road to tropical cards. Actually it was the palm PP in this kit that gave me the idea.

There's the perfect palm branch stamp in Flora and Fauna's Flamingo Pool Party. The rest just happened! Boy, did I have fun creating these...

Studio Calico PP
Versamagic Pink Grapefruit ink
printed acetate

Randomly stamped the palm branch. Then I added some Moonstone embossing paste through the hibiscus stencil at the top for extra oomph. Since things were sparkly I decided to add shiny too. The negative from the sentiment die was a leftover so I filled it with a positive cut from PP. Added the gold polka dot washi strip at the bottom too. I sure love dressing up this VW Van!!!

Then I upped the fun factor.

Studio Calico PP
Distress ink
Gansai Tambi watercolors

Used PP for the VW van. Stamped and no-line watercolored the pool toy then masked it and brushed on some Tumbled Glass before adhering the van. Watercolored a sheet of paper green and then cut the leaves from it. Sequins as headlights cuz why not?!?

I'm cruising over to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Create your own BG (card #1)
Danipeuss Kartenchallenge - #63 Dots (#1)
Seize the Birthday - AG Birthday (#2)
Crafty Calendar Challenge -2 or more Layers (both)
Catch the Bug - Color Challenge (#1)


Shelly said...

Oooh, love these!!

~amy~ said...

These are so much fun!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are gorgeous, and so fun! Love that cool van!

SD pooja said...

Wonderful cards !! First one looks very pretty with pink leaves and loved the fun element on second one :)

Barbara said...

Wow! You did a great job with making this van look so different. Love both of your cards. So much texture on the first one and a fun second one. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see your creations here again.
Design Team Member, Barbara

Liz said...

Great cards, love the bright, summery designs. Thank you for joining in the Craft Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz - DT xx

Anita in France said...

Now wouldn't these be fun to go to the beach in, Maria ... fun, funky, and brilliantly creative! Hugs, Anita :)

Virginia L. said...

Delightful!! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make Your Own Background” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work! So scheon!

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in this months 'Two or more layers' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x

Lisa Lynn said...

What fun cards. Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Color Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

Pia S said...

Brilliant cards! Love the tropical looks and the embossing paste on the first card leaves a nice shine and textured look. Well done, Maria!
Thanks for sharing with us over at Catch the Bug - good luck in the challenge!

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