Hi, I have been having so much fun making lots of cards with the Tropically Yours Stamp Of Approval collection with breaks to play with Milly and snuggles. Milly is our rescue Jack Chi. She is 4 years old and was left on her own for 12 hours a day and not taken for walks either! She was rescued a few months ago and we adopted her in July. Some photos of our gorgeous pup have been showing up in the Instagram feed (I’ll sneak a photo of her at the bottom of this post). But onto the cards!
I used the Canvas Grunge Background stamp (the only rubber stamp in the collection) and placed it in my Stamp Platform. There are five clear stamp sets in the set and one amazing die set! The Cabana Tiles dies have been making a few appearances on the blog already – see them all here) I used some of the new Distress Oxides and some of the previously released Distress Oxides.
For the blue background I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and stamped onto Catherine Pooler Premium White Cardstock, then trimmed it down about 1/8th of an inch so I could add some black card as a layer behind the card. I stamped the flowers and leaves in a mix of Tutti Frutti and Orange Twist with Tiara as the stamen. The leaves were stamped in Grass Skirt and Lime Rickey. After fussy cutting out the leaves and flowers, I arranged the flowers onto the background and adhered the leaves in a triangle. The flowers on all three cards are popped up on small 3D foam squares. Before adhering the flowers I stamped the sentiment in the top left corner in Midnight ink.
My pink cards are made in the same way, only I used Walnut Stain Distress Oxide and Tea Dye Distress Oxide. I randomly swiped the ink across the stamp and lightly spritzed with water. The flowers are stamped in Flirty Fuchia and Party Dress. For one card I used the full strength ink and for the other I used second generation or ghost stamping for the flowers and leaves. I fussy cut them and and arranged them on my backgrounds. These backgrounds are also trimmed down to leave a slight border around the card base so I could add some black card.
Have you got your Stamp Of Approval Tropically Yours Collection yet? There are a limited amount left in stock – so don’t wait too long! Share your card creations with us in The Little Paper Treehouse Tribe group over on Facebook.
WANT TO FIND THESE SUPPLIES:
Catherine Pooler Designs – Stamp of Approval Tropically Yours: Canvas Grunge Background Stamp
Catherine Pooler Designs – Stamp of Approval Tropically Yours: Tropically Yours Clear Stamp
Catherine Pooler Designs – Life Of The Party Collection:Tutti Frutti, Orange Twist, Tiara, Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey, Flirty Fuchia, Party Dress
Catherine Pooler Designs – Neutral Collection – Midnight
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Salty Ocean
Catherine Pooler Designs Premium White Cardstock
Bazzill Licorice Black Cardstock
Bazzill Marshmallow White Cardstock
ADHESIVES & TOOLS
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Tombow Xtreme Tape Runner
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block
Tim Holtz Mini Snips Scissors
Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer