tropical oasis – technique tutorial…

Tropical Oasis - Timeless Tropical by Tammy Wilson02.27.2020…..Welcome to the weekend, stampers! I’m excited to share two projects with you today, using the Tropical Oasis Suite and the “stamp n’ spritz” technique! (I’ve also included a quick tutorial for the “stamp n’ spritz” technique as well.)  I hope my projects will inspire you just a bit, and you have fun experimenting with the “stamp n’ spritz” technique!

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For the card, I started with a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (Item 100730), and embossed it with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder (Item 151503), and adhered it to a Whisper White Thick Cardstock base.

Tropical Oasis by Tammy Wilson - PHOTO 2

For the “stamp n’ spritz” technique, I started with a piece of 5” x 7” Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (Item 149612).  I used the palm tree stamp from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set (Item 151497) to stamp a few of the trees with Coastal Cabana (Item 147097), and then a few more with Bermuda Bay (Item 147096).

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I then used a bit of water to mist the paper with my Stampin’ Spritzer (Item 126185), then sat back and watched the magic happen. As the colors started to run together, I also added a few more spritzes here and there. After I was satisfied with the results, I used my Heat Tool (Item 129053) to dry partially dry the paper. While the paper was still damp. I added some speckling with my Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker (Item 147157), by flicking the thick end of the marker against the marker cap. I then used my Heat Tool once more, to completely dry the paper.

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I just love heat-embossing, so I couldn’t resist adding a few heat-embossed palm trees to my card.  After I stamped the trees with my Versamark Pad (Item 102283), I sprinkled on some Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Item109129), shaking off the excess powder.  I then used my Heat Tool (Item 129053) once again, to heat set the powder.

I trimmed down my paper, from 5” x 7” down to 4” x 5”, so that it would fit on my 4-14” x 5-1/2” card. I also set aside the small vertical piece that I trimmed off one side of the paper to use on my gift tag. (See instructions at the end of this post.)

Tropical Oasis by Tammy Wilson - PHOTO 5 watermarkAfter I tore the bottom edge off of the paper, I layered a small strip of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (Item 151252) underneath.  I then heat-embossed one of the sentiments from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set (Item 151497), using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Item 109129).

After I cut out the sentiment, I popped it up with a few Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (Item 104430).  For some extra texture, I added a bit of 5/16” Braided Burlap Trim (Item 151254) and ¼” Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon (Item 146939), both cut in half (vertically).  Before I adhered the ribbon, I bundled it ribbon together with some (Item 104199).  For a little bit of bling, I sprinkled on a couple of gold Metallic Pearls (Item 146282), and a few Iridescent Sequins (144212).

Tropical Oasis - tag - by Tammy Wilson - watermark

For my little gift tag, I used a 2″ strip of Whisper White Thick Cardstock, punched one end with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and embossed it with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. For the focal point, I used that small strip Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper that I trimmed off when I was creating my card. Before I adhered it with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals, I tucked a small strip of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper underneath.    I then heat-embossed one of the sentiments from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set (Item 151497), using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Tropical Oasis by Tammy Wilson - PHOTO 8 - watermark

After I cut out the sentiment, I popped it up with a few Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (Item 144108).  For some extra texture, I added a bit of 5/16” Braided Burlap Trim (Item 151254) and ¼” Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon (Item 146939), both cut in half (vertically).  Before I adhered the ribbon, I bundled it ribbon together with some Linen Thread (Item 104199).  For a little bit of bling, I sprinkled on a couple of gold Metallic Pearls (Item 146282), and a few Iridescent Sequins (Item 144212).  For the tag hanger, I added some distressed 5/16” Braided Burlap Trim (Item 151254).

Wishing you creativity always,

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