Off to the Tropics – Charming Sentiments

Hi!  Several challenges in my favorite style:  Clean and Simple (CAS) and I thought I would combine them all together for this card. 

Sketch – CAS Colours & Sketches (#482); Colors – Sunday Stamps (#289); Theme – Addicted to CAS (#226); Materials – CAS on Friday (#237) and Technique – INKspirational (#271).

Here is the result: 



  • Single Layered Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock.
    • (A) Flowers
    • The Tropical Flower image from the retired Tropical Chic stamp set was stamped with Calypso Coral ink on the right side.
    • The image was also stamped again, three more times on to a Post-It-Note and fussy cut to be used as Masks.
    • One Mask was added to the previously stamped flower and another Flower was stamped below the first.
    • The Mask was moved to that second Flower and a third Flower was stamped.
    • The three Flowers were then Masked. 
    • (B) Rectangle
    • A (2¼” x 3½”) opening was die-cut from a (4¼” x 5½”) piece of Copy Paper using a die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies set to be used as a Mask.
    • The Mask was adhered over the card front with Repositionable Tape.
    • Using a Blending Brush and Sahara Sand ink, the Rectangle was created.
    • All the Masks were removed.
    • (C) Leaves
    • The Tropical Leaf image, also from the Tropical Chic stamp set, was stamped.  The Top Leaf with Soft Suede ink and the Bottom Leaf with Early Espresso ink.
    • (D) Sentiment
    • The sentiment, hey, there!, from the Charming Sentiments stamp set was stamped with Calypso Coral ink.
    • (E) Embellishment
    • From my stash, retired Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.
    • Three sizes Calypso Coral.
    • Three sizes Pineapple Punch colored with the SU-100 Stampin’ Blend Marker to approximate the Soft Suede/Early Espresso color.
  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Sahara Sand cardstock.
    • The card started out as a single layer on Basic White cardstock, but I felt it needed to be grounded, so the card front was trimmed and added to a complimentary colored card base.

For some challenges, you just need to dig into your stash and give your stamps some love.

This is essentially a gender-neutral friendship card, perfect when you just need to send a little note.

Thanks for spending some more 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.

9 thoughts on “Off to the Tropics – Charming Sentiments

  1. Oh wow, Jolanda, this is so splendid. What a perfect stencil background to set off these perfect tropical elements! I never would have thought to use them in our colors, and they’re brilliant! Truly lovely! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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  2. Just beautiful Jolanda! I love the way you grounded your tropical leaves and flowers on a neutral ink blend. Thank you for playing with my Tropical challenge at Addicted to CAS, Vicky x

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  3. What a lovely showcase of this tropical stamp set. Beautiful color combination and clever use of masking techniques. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational for our “one layer stamping” challenge.

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  4. While these are not colours I gravitate to, I really like how they look on your card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS and CAS Colours & Sketches!

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