We are having record breaking heat here in Oregon (currently 109 degrees where we live) so I thought this Timeless Tropical fun fold card was fitting. I love how gorgeous the sunset background turned out on this card by simply using blending brushes and ink.
Here is a list of all the supplies I used:
- Pale Papaya Cardstock (4 1/4”” x 11”) folded in half
- Basic White Cardstock (4” x 10 1/4” & 5 1/4” c 4”) plus scrap pieces for flowers
- Scrap piece of Evening Evergreen Cardstock for leaf cutouts
- Timeless Tropical Stamp Set
- In The Tropics Dies
- Blending Brushes
- Ink Pads in Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Evening Evergreen & Black
- Versamark Ink Pad
- Black Embossing Powder
- Heat Tool
- Sponge Dauber
- Wink of Stella
- Water Painters
- Stampin’ Seal
- Glue of choice or glue dots
- 2021-2023 In Color Jewels
- Simply Scored Scoring Tool
I first took my Basic White cardstock that measured 4” x 10 1/4” and scored it at 2 1/2 and 5”. I then took my blending brushes and started with Polished Pink to brush ink across the top of the card to make the sunset background. I repeated the same technique with Pale Papaya and Evening Evergreen until my background looked the way that I wanted it. It helps to start blending slightly off the paper to reduce dark splotches.
Next I took my Versamark ink and stamped the palm tree images and then sprinkled the images with black embossing powder. After shaking off the excess powder I heated the images with the heating tool until embossed. At this point I attached the white cardstock to the front of my Pale Papaya card base.
Then I started working on the flowers and leaves. I stamped a couple flowers (the largest and second largest) each in Polished Pink and Pale Papaya. Then I used my water painters with some of the ink pooled in the ink pad lid to color in each flower. Next I die cut those flowers plus one additional smaller flower in white along with seven leaves out of Evening Evergreen cardstock. I used a sponge dauber to sponge some Pale Papaya ink into the center of the non stamped smaller flower. I then used Wink of Stella on all the flowers for a little extra sparkle before attaching the flowers and leaves to the card with some glue. I then added some In Color jewels to the center of each flower. I also stamped my sentiment in Evening Evergreen and attached it to the card with dimensionals.
Finally I finished this Timeless Tropical Fun Fold card by stamping the white 5 1/4” x 4” cardstock with black palm trees and Polished Pink and Pale Papaya flowers and attached it to the inside of the Pale Papaya cardstock.
And there you have it! A stunning tropical fun fold card. This fun fold would work with so many other stamp sets as well.
Love Fun Folds? Check out this fun fold blog post! http://stampwithpolly.com/sweet-as-a-peach-fun-fold-card/
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