Oh My Goodness! I didn't realize how long it has been since I participated in the Fancy Friday Blog Hop. I sure have missed these amazing gals. Truth be told...I have been so incredibly busy that I just haven't had time to stamp as much as I would like, so I decided to make an extra effort to participate in this month's hop. The Fancy Friday team consists of some of the most talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators around...all current or past Artisans. If you are hopping with us, you should have just arrived from visiting the fabulous Dani Dziama.
There are several suites in the Annual Catalog that have a tropical vibe, but sadly I don't have any of them. However, I do have some of the gorgeous Tropical Escape 6"x6" DSP (#146916), so I opted to work with that as my focus.
I wanted to kick the background up a notch so I added an ombré effect to the DSP by using a sponge brayer to layer on some So Saffron ink. I concentrated most of the color toward the bottom and got lighter as I moved toward the top. It really makes a bold statement and adds a much-needed pop of color.
For the sentiment I stamped the greeting from the Stitched All Around stamp set (#146632)in Jet Black StazOn Ink on Whisper White cardstock. I used a frame from the Foliage Frame Framelits (#146353) to die cut the sentiment and then layered it on the gorgeous frame from the Stitched Labels Framelits (#146828) cut from Basic Black cardstock.
The flowers are stamped in So Saffron ink using the Falling Flowers stamp set (#139556) and I used the Dark Calypso Coral Blends marker to color some clear rhinestones for the flower centers. Finally, I added some Mint Macaron and Call Me Clover leaves die cut with the Foliage Frame Framelits.
This card also works well with the card I made this week for Global Design Project, so if you are looking for more inspiration, be sure to scroll down and check that out as well.
I can't wait to see what the other Fancy Friday team members have created. Be sure to hop on over to visit my amazing friend, Sylwia Schreck.
I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR DEMONSTRATOR!
If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.
Have a blessed day!