Tropical Winter Birthday

Enjoying a morning in the Studio with a few challenges.  I pulled a lot of older stamp sets to create this card…

Sketch / Style: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday (#543) and Color / Inspiration: Sunday Stamps (#277) and why not, Just Add Ink (#592).

I flipped the sketch to the horizontal position.  Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Early Espresso cardstock.
  • Card Front: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Rectangle Panel: (approximately 5⅛” x 2⅛”) Pool Party cardstock dry-embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Square Panels: (1⅝” x 1⅝”): Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake and Pool Party cardstock scraps all stamped with Early Espresso ink.
    • Bermuda Bay (left) was stamped with the retired Wonderfully Worn Background stamp.
    • Crumb Cake (center) was stamped with the Newspaper image from the retired Wrapped Bouquet stamp set and.
    • Pool Party (right) was stamped with the retired Off the Grid Background stamp.
  • Card Front Details:
    • The four panels were arranged and adhered to the Crumb Cake layer as per the sketch.
    • With the (1⅞”) circle die from the Layering Circles Dies set, an opening was created on the left side.
    • With the (1⅞”) and (2⅜”) circle dies, a frame was created from a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock.
    • Foliage inspired by the photograph, was die-cut using both the current Layering Tropical Dies set (Early Espresso Leaf) and the retired Tropical Dies set (Bermuda Bay Leaf).
    • The Leaves and the Frame were adhered in place.
  • Sentiment: (5⅛” x 3⅞”) Basic White cardstock inset card layer.  Happy Birthday from the Paper Pumpkin – All Shook Up stamp set from the December 2014 Kit was stamped with Bermuda Bay ink positioned so that it would show through the card front opening and be seen when the card is opened.

The decorated card front was adhered to the card base and the card was complete.  What fun to play with my stash.  The use of background stamps, give the impression of texture with only a bit of ink.  I love using embossing folders because the texture is so tactile.  Layers add interest to all card and allow the introduction of several colors.  Hope you like this cool toned tropical birthday card.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

7 thoughts on “Tropical Winter Birthday

  1. Fabulous die cuts. I love how you’ve used the colors together with the sketch, Jolanda. Thank you for sharing with us at TSOT. -Dena J


  2. The textures and patterns you have included on the card are just fabulous. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. We hope you join us again soon.
    Anna, Design Team


  3. Oh wow, Jolanda, I love this! Great take on our colors for sure – brilliant work with the dies and textures! Just so visually striking! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!


  4. Wow – cooll card – Love the dark vs light, textures in stamping, embossing and die cutting. Chantell Just Add Ink


  5. What a fabulous card Jolanda, with all those interesting and varied stamped images, and of course the aperture with the sentiment inside! Thanks for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps!


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