Tropical Cards

Hola friends,

Have a couple of tropical cards that I made at the card making class that I have been attending.  Since we live close to the ocean I love to make cards/scrapbook using a beachy theme.

Flamingo fun!

Love all the different papers on this card.  The flamingo was die cut.  Besides die cuts, punches were used.  The hardest part of making this card was removing the image from the rest of the paper once it was die cut.  The flamingo has some very delicate pieces of paper.  After getting all the pieces cut and punched the next step is to start gluing.  I glued the flamingo together before gluing it to the card.  I used a glue that I bought from Stampin’ Up.  It is actually called Fine Tipped Glue and it really helps with small items like this.  I glued everything on but the “sun-kissed greeting”.  I had to stamp that before I glued.  After that I added Wink of Stella (a glitter glue) to the wing of the flamingo and to the sun.  I chose a clear so that it just made it shiny.  Love this card.  Actually mailed it yesterday to my sister-in-law for her birthday.  🙂

Starfish

First I stamped the starfish with two different ink colors.  Then, I fussy cut around the stamped area.  I used an aqua pen and painted ink onto the watercolor paper square to make it look like water.  After it dried, I attached the aqua color paper to the card.  I then attached the fine netting (using small pieces of glue dots) to the card.  I attached the starfish to the netting (I made sure any obvious pieces of glue dots were covered with the starfish).  Then to finish the image I added the pearls.  Last but not least, I stamped the greeting.  Love this card!

That is all for today.  Hope to inspire you to be creative!

God bless!

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2 thoughts on “Tropical Cards

  1. Your cards are getting better and better. They are so cute. Some are challenging but so fun when it’s all finished. So many things to add to a card to make it special to someone. Hope I receive a pretty one someday.

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