07.15.18… Yes, my stampin’ friends, summer is in full swing here in Northern California. Temperatures are now between 95º to over 100º on a daily basis…with no end currently in sight. Hmmm…a cabana on a tropical island (…and one of those fancy drinks with a little umbrella) sounds absolutely wonderful right about now! So there you go folks….. those bright, vivid, tropical colors were my inspiration for this card!
I used the Striped Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with Whisper White Cardstock, added a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock, and then layered them both on a Lemon Lime Twist card base.
Here’s where things got really fun…I broke out my Brusho Crystal Colors (in Brilliant Red and Gamboge). I used an Aqua Painter to apply water to the paper, sprinkled on a little bit of both colors, then used my Aqua Painter to blend the colors. So much fun!!!
Click on the video below to learn more about using Brusho Colour Crystals!
After the paper was dry, I heat embossed the tropical-inspired flowers (from the Botanical Bliss stamp set), using my Versamark Pad and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. On Basic Black Cardstock,
I heat embossed the sentiment (from the Detailed With Love stamp set), using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder this time around. After I cut out the sentiment, I adhered it with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals, and added a bit of Linen Thread underneath. For that last little detail, I added a few Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins…..one of my favs!
TIP: If you are using brighter colors on your card, and it starts looking just a bit too bright, add a touch of neutral contrast (…think Crumb Cake Cardstock and Linen Thread) to tone things down a notch or two.
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