Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wish Big-Tropical Style

 Summer is fast approaching and I've been wanting to use Some like it Hot for a while now. With the temperatures we've been having, it feels like Summer. My daughter was invited to a luau birthday party so it was the perfect excuse to make a tropical card. I was in a time crunch, but I think it turned out pretty cute.
 I cut a square of watercolor paper and embossed the Wish Big sentiment from the Stylish Sentiments: Birthday set. As I was discarding the excess powder from the focal panel, I realized that I liked the extra specks that stuck here and there. I decided not to brush them off, but emboss those as well.
 I die cut all of the pieces and stamped them in bright, fun, summery colors.
I sponged the background using a Hero Arts stencil that I picked up recently at Hobby Lobby. I used Hawaiian Shores ink on Hawaiian Shores cardstock for a monochromatic look.

The sentiment panel is adhered to a square of vellum for some softness and added detail. The die cut pieces are arranged around the sentiment using foam squares.
I added a strip of gold washi tape to tie in the gold embossing powder as well as a sprinkling of crystal clear sequins. Super quick and easy! Thanks for fluttering by!


Cindy Otto said...

Very cute summertime birthday card! Love all the layers.

Charlene said...

Love Love Love your card - great color choices and such a fun layout! Great job! Now I have to go and purchase the set to make cute cards too! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card...feel like I need to head to Hawaii!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just dreamy, Kelly! I love the tropical colors and all the fun layers.