We are switching things up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog this year and instead of having a designer challenge, we are having group posts each month. Each month the group post will have a theme and some or all of the design team members will participate. For August's theme it's all about Summer!
For this month's group post, I created this Tropical Vibes card, the perfect summer card. To create my card, I've used dies from Joset Designs and patterned paper from ModaScrap. Grab your favourite summertime beverage and read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my card at home. You'll also want to make sure to stop by the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to check out the rest of the team's projects.
The first five steps are die cut from the Tropical Florals die.
To start, die cut two tropical leaves out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Mowed Lawn Distress Ink over the entire surface of both leaves.
Die cut the other leaf out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam. blend Twisted Citron Distress Ink over the entire surface of the leaf.
Die cut two of the large stamens and one small stamen out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the entire surface of all three stamens.
Next, die cut the small flower and two large middles out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flower and middles.
Die cut two large flowers, one small flower and one small middle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Picked Raspberry Distress Ink over the entire surface of all the flowers and middles.
Die cut the 3/4" Diagonal Stitched Fishtails out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to the Tropical Vibes stamp from the Beach Sentiments stamp set and stamp on the fishtail. Trim the fishtail down to 2 1/2". Ink the edges of the fishtail using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Choose a piece of wood paper out of the Wood Effect Paper Pack. Die cut the 4 3/4" Stitched Hexagon out of the patterned paper. Place the 4 1/4" Stitched Hexagon in the middle of the 4 3/4" Stitched Hexagon and run it through your die cutting machine. Ink the edges of both pieces using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Choose a patterned paper piece out of the Relax in Garden Paper Pack. Once the patterned paper has been chosen, die cut the 4 1/2" and 4" Stitched Rounded Rectangle out of the patterned paper. Flip the 4" rectangle over, showing the plain side. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Adhere the 4" rounded rectangle to the 4 1/2" rounded rectangle. Adhere the two hexagons together as desired. Foam square the hexagons to the middle of the 4" rounded rectangle.
Shape your flowers and leaves as desired. Adhere the leaf and palm leaf to the top right side of the hexagon. Foam square the two large flowers slightly overtop of the leaves. Foam square the small flower to the bottom middle of the two large flowers. Adhere a palm leaf to the right of the small flower.
Foam square the tropical vibes sentiment to the bottom left of the small flower and leaf. Cut a cardbase from White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 3/4" x 9", score at 4 1/2". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.
Here are a few closeups of the card.
Here's the finished Tropical Vibes Card.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:
Other Products Used:
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry & Vintage Photo and Blending Tool with Foam