Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cardz 4 Galz #74 Challenge: Sunny Summer Days card [06.21.2018]

Hi! Here is my card for the current Cardz 4 Galz Challenge: #74 Sunny Summer Days. Nothing says Sunny Summer Days more than tropical flowers and flamingos! And, sadly, today is my last card for Cardz 4 Galz, as I am stepping down from this design team. If you are interested in applying for the Design Team, check out the Cardz 4 Galz site to find out more info. It is an amazing team and the team is so great to work with! Give it a try! Back to my card ... It was a different one for me. There was very little stamping and die cutting. I know, a shock, right!?! I used some paper from the Heartfelt Creations Tropical Collection and I stamped out and die cut the plumeria flowers. Let's check out the card!

Supply List:
Heartfelt Creations Tropical Plumeria stamp set
Heartfelt Creations Tropical Plumeria die set
Heartfelt Creations Tropical Paradise Collection paper
Heartfelt Creations Large Sweet Peony stamp set
Heartfelt Creations Large Sweet Peony die set
Art glitter
distress ink
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]

I started by stamping out the Tropical Plumeria stamp set, using my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I stamped the flowers in a pink ink. Then, I die cut them with my matching dies. I colored them with distress inks, and then shaped the flowers according to the directions. I adhered them together with hot glue and then squeezed on some Dries Clear glue into the center of the flowers and sprinkled in some art glitter (chunky glitter with beads and other fun things) to give the center of the flowers something a little extra. I also stamped out the leaves from the Large Sweet Peony stamp set and die cut them with the matching dies. I used green ink over green cardstock, and then added some additional distress ink to give the leaves some depth.

I used some paper from the Tropical Paradise Collection for both the front of the card and the inside. The photos above show the front of the card. I cut several of the papers from the collection to make panels that I layered together over a pink cardstock card base. I also cut a piece of coordinating paper for the inside of the card, which is below.

I had a lot of fun with this card - very much outside of my comfort zone since I didn't stamp and color the main images. But, this ended up being really fun and I love how it turned out. I love these tropical plumeria stamp set and dies, and can't wait to play with them again! I need to practice more with my plumeria shaping, but those flowers are so gorgeous, I can't really do them wrong! I look forward to lots more attempts! I can't wait to see what you will create and post in the Cardz 4 Galz Sunny Summer Days challenge!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. Hi Chris! A gorgeous creation! So glad you showcased the lovely paper layers, inside and out, and used that amazing flower die! It certainly looks tropical and cool! Wishing you a great Thursday! hugs, de

  2. Beautifully created tropical card!!