Today is overcast and a little rain here and there so I thought I would share something bright and tropical! I got these amazing palm frond die cuts at Hobby Lobby a week or so ago and they have just been waiting for me to use them. I thought they paired nicely with the Some like it hot stamp set. I don't have any other tropical flora and fauna sets so I was excited to add these to my stash.
To begin, I die cut a large oval window from a sheet of Stamper's Select White Cardrstock and then used the woodgrain impression plate to create the texture for the rest of the panel. After that was done, I sponged some Broken China distress oxide ink onto an A2 card base using the oval opening from the woodgrain piece as a reference for size. I spritzed it with some water and Shimmer Spray Sprtiz for some shine.
The palm fronds are cut from Simply Chartreuse cardstock with a little bit of Simply Chartreuse Ink sponged on the edges for some contrast. These were also doused with a spritz or two of shimmer spray. Once that was all done, I left everything to dry and started working on the hibiscus flowers and other die cut pieces. The "happy birthday" sentiment comes from the Happiness in Bloom stamp set and I really thought the fonts complemented the overall feel of the design nicely. I heat embossed it onto the blue sponged portion of the card base using gold embossing powder. It did warp the card a little bit so I ran it through my cuttlebug to flatten it out again.
I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers to bring in some added shine.
The white oval panel is attached to the A2 card base using foam squares and then I began building the scene around it. The finishing touch is a generous dose of Bright Gold Nuvo Drops here and there. I had so much fun using them on THIS card, I thought I could create a similar effect.
I decided to put the oval piece that was cut from the focal panel to good use and create a sentiment for the inside. I used the "Happiness In Bloom" set again but this time with a different sentiment and mixed black ink and gold embossing. I like how it turned out. Thanks for fluttering by!