Nautical Meets Floral Featuring Tropically Yours

The Week 2 challenge for the Spring Break event over at StampNation kicked off today. Erika (our lovely Community Manager) posted an absolutely AMAZING mood board for the new challenge. As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly what card I wanted to make for the challenge. Thankfully, the vision in my head came out perfectly on the finished card. I love it when that happens!

Mel's Card Corner | Nautical Meets Floral Featuring Tropically Yours

I started by stamping the flower and foliage images from the Tropically Yours stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs (CPD). I stamped the images on white cardstock using CPD inks in Samba and Garden Party.

While I had the ink out, I knew I wanted some Samba cardstock for a matting layer and for my sentiment. I used the direct-to-paper inking technique and applied some of the Samba ink to a piece of white cardstock and set it aside to dry.

I decided to add some shading to my stamped images using Copic markers. For the flowers and bud, I used R27, R39, and R59. For the foliage, I used YG05, YG07, and YG09. I die cut everything out using the coordinating Tropically Yours Dies. While I was die cutting, I also used the Hello Die to die cut the hello sentiment three times. I cut it twice from white cardstock and once from the Samba cardstock I’d created earlier. I applied some Adhesive Paper to the back of the cardstock before die cutting the sentiments to make it easier to adhere them together.

Mel's Card Corner | Nautical Meets Floral Featuring Tropically Yours

There was one final bit of stamping I needed to finish before I could assemble the card. I took the die cut flowers and stamped in the stamen and centers on them using Icing on the Cake ink.

To assemble the card:

  • Create a top-folding card base from white cardstock.
  • Adhere the blue striped paper to the Samba layer.
  • Adhere the matted layers to the card base.
  • Adhere the flowers and foliage on the lower left side of the card front.
  • Adhere the stacked hello sentiments to the upper right side of the card front.

I’m entering this card in the following challenge(s):

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …

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