Monday, May 17, 2010

Tropical Party

These are 2 cards from the recent Dream Night Workshop, kreated with the Tropical Party set in the new Summer Mini. I did add a few extra touches when I got home,Kim'isms', so these are the 'after' photos. ('Befores' just as cute, but I had to make them my 'own', ya know?)

This one started with an Old Olive card base, both back and front edge of card is given a decorative edge with the Scallop Border Punch.
So Saffron was run through the new Lattice Embossing folder for a textured horizontal strip and matte behind the focal image.
Accented the lattice a bit with a few swipes of Old Olive on a sponge across the lattice as well as distressing the edges of the So Saffron pieces, card base and palm image. It adds a bit more depth and character.
Old Olive palms were stamped around a layer of Whisper White
The palm tree was stamped in Old Olive and without reinking stamped to the right and left of the 'main' tree.

A few little Kim'isms' to this card:
* I stamped my palm again, on scrap, in Old Olive, snipped it out and layered it on a dimensional
* Crystal Effects on my 'main' palm branches gave it even more dimension
* A little bling? Coconut bling??? 2 rhinestone coconuts glisten from the tree :)
Can ya feel the island breeze??

Isn't it cute? It is a pocket card and matching envie. How adorable for a summer bbq invite or luau invite!
After assembling the Pumpkin Pie pocket card and the Tempting Turquiose/Whisper White insert, the Scallop Border Punch was used for some decorative edges and a strip of the new Island Oasis DSP adds more of that aloha feel to the 'flap' of the card.

The oh so yummy island drink is inked in Melon Mambo on the insert and again of a piece of scrap and snipped out.
The snipped out 'cocktail' is added to Tempting Turquoise polka dot dsp,in the Island Oasis pack, matted on Old Olive and Whisper White - all popped up on dimensionals.
When I got home, I added a few little Kim'isms' to this kreation as well-
* the umbrellas were colored in with SU Markers - Summer Sun, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange and then layered with some Crystal Effects
* the straw was also colored with Summer Sun and highlighted with Crystal Effects
* the snipped out coconut on the front of the card was snazzed up with Dazzling Diamonds
Ahhhhh, can't ya feel the island breeze and smell the Pina Colada? :)
I'm ready for a Tropical Party, aren't you?

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Patti MacLeith said...

You are making me want summer! Weirdly enough, our Southern California weather is very dreary, wet and chilly today--highly unusual. I am now ready for the tropics after viewing your cards!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

These are GREAT!!

Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Linda Callahan said...

Love these - especially the pocket one - too cute!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love the Palm Tree colors... so awesome. Your pocket card is so bright and summery... can't wait to make them. Hugs,

Mary Fish said...

You know the exact "Kim-isms" to make them classy and fun. Great work! Hugs, Mary