Tropical Oasis Card ~ Thank You Card ~ Kylie's Demo Training Blog Hop

Hello to all my lovely blog readers, wherever you are coming from.
Today I am excited to be taking part in the lovely Kylie Bertucci's Demo Training Program Monthly Blog Hop.
This blog hop is full of some amazing & talented paper crafters from all around the world, doing what we love and sharing what we love!

Today I am going to share with you a card that I actually CASE'd from the new Mini Catalogue.
When I am first starting out with a new stamp set or bundle, I quite often will refer to the catalogue with all those amazing samples for my initial inspiration.
Let's face it --- some of those samples shown in the catalogue is what sells you on the set/bundle in the first place! - I know it does for me.

Today I am going to share a card that I made using the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set & Dies.
In the catalogue, they have used a different colour way - but I had to go for my timeless favourites of blue & green!
It actually reminds me of something my mother used to always say to me, "Blue and green must not be seen, unless there is a colour in between" - I have never lived for that! Haha!

Here is my finished card.
I used the beautiful Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper and one of the more neutral and subtle papers with the textured brown.
I ran this through my die cutting machine with the gorgeous new coordinating embossing folder, Coastal Weave. I just love the texture this gives.

To add a bit more texture, I actually used a fine sanding block to lightly sand over the top.
All of Stampin' Up!'s DSP has a white core, so when you sand it does expose a lovely white core.
I love the vintage and rustic look it gives.

I have then cut out some flowers from the Timeless Tropical Dies in Pool Party, Old Olive and Pretty Peacock. I wanted these to somewhat cascade over my card from one corner to the other.
I also cut a couple of coordinating leaves in the Old Olive.
I adhered these to the card, and then used my Noble Peacock Rhinestones to embellish them.

Here you can find a list of all the blogs that have taken part in this awesome hop.

To finish off the card I have taken and punched from some Whisper White cardstock a label using the Label Me Fancy punch. I am just in love with this new punch, I think it is a must have staple!!
There is just so much you can do with it.

I have stamped my 'thank you' greeting in Pretty Peacock Ink.

To decorate the inside, I have added a layer of Soft Suede and Whisper White and stamped some palm trees in Old Olive ink.

I love how it turned out, and I have so many people I could send this card to, that I might just have to make some more.

I'd love you to hop along and check out all the other amazing blogs that took part in this fabulous hops, because I just know that you will find heaps of inspiration!

Crafty hugs. xx

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Jessica Brigden said...

Beautiful! The blues & greens are some of my favorite colors!

michele said... your cards

Vicki Hunter said...

Oh have inspired me...I can feel another card coming on.

Colleen said...

Great card Kayla-love the colour combo!

Melinda Whittington said...

Very beautiful Kayla :-)

Judy Garza said...

Very pretty card, Kayla!

Kylie | Stampers Workshop said...

What a wonderful card! Love the colours too!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Kayla, this is darling! Love the fun colors on the embossed background. Thanks for the inspiration!

Gillybean Crafting said...

love this card! I don't have the bundle but I'll be caseing this with what I do have!

Craft with Cheryl McInerney said...

Very lovely card, makes me think of a tropical basket and great color combination.

Helen Jennings said...

I love how you have embossed and sanded the DSP

Tracy Bish said...

Love your card, I too was told not to mix, thank goodness you never listened, because its beautiful!

Kylie Swain said...

Lovely card Kayla

Mandy Witherby said...

I love your project Kayla and I think your Mum's poem was wrong because blue and green definitely look great together. I also love that you sanded the cardstock after embossing. Great texture. Lovely to hop with you this month.

Kylie Bertucci said...

Great CASEing! This is a beautiful card Kayla, and love the blue and green together :) Thank you for taking part in our Demonstrator training Support Program Blog Hop this month.

Karen Henderson said...

The different layers of texture are so effective and the flowers are adorable.

Tracey said...

Love your card and the colour combo and the sanding of the cardstock.

Deb Macdowell said...

I'm definitely going to get that embossing folder now Kayla! I love the rattan look it gives, goes so well with a tropical look! Great card! :)

Diane said...

Awesome and yes my mom used to say the same to me about blue and green until I introduced her to the STampin' Up! colours. Thanks for reminding us about sanding the DSP.

Teri Schultz said...

Love the color combination. The sanding on the background was a great idea - love the effect! Think I might CASE this one, too!

Christy said...

Lovely Card. I love how you sanded on top of the background after using the embossing folder.😊

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