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Have you noticed this cool paper in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper pack?  Covered in those Woodies trucks among the tropical palms.  It just makes you feel laid back and relaxed doesn’t it.  You really don’t want to cover this paper with too much.  Let it be the star!

I made 2 cards with it.  One a standard size and the other larger to really make a statement with it.

For the larger I cut the card to 14.8cm x 29.7cm (so the full length of an A4 sheet and cut down at 14.8cm) Score at 14.8cm.  For Imperial – use the full length of the card, so 11″ and cut on the short side at 5 1/2″.  Score at 5 1/2″.

Each layer is 4mm (1/4″) smaller.

I used the Timeless Tropical stamp set for both cards. For the pineapple on the smaller card I used the markers to add the different colouring.  On the tree on the larger card I stamped the tree twice once in Early Espresso and the other in Old Olive on white card.  Cut off the leaves on the Old Olive one at adhered that over the Early Espresso one.  You could use markers for that though.

On the standard size card I use the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I really don’t know why I put them away each time I use them. I have used them on so many cards lately.  This was finished with the Braided Burlap Trim.

For the larger card I punched the sentiment out with the Tailored Tag Punch. 

A Design Tip for you – I added a Vellum circle under the sentiment and the palm tree.  That helps “ground” these items.  When you have embellishments or pieces on your card they can feel lost or floating if you don’t “ground” them with something to bring them together.

Hope you like them.  Have a great day,




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