Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tropical Party Times 2

Just can't seem to get enough of this Tropical Party set. It recalls memories of Hawaii and former Stampin'Up cruises, and fun with friends. So you can see why this is my current favorite stamp set. At least for this week anyway! lol Come on - I know you go in spurts with special stamp sets too. Where every time you sit down to stamp you grab that certain set until you practically wear it out. Thank goodness Stampin' Up! makes high-quality stamps so they don't wear out, otherwise there are certain sets I'd have to keep buying over and over again! Wouldn't that be the pits!! But I digress. You came for ideas, and that is what we have today. The components are the same, the sets is the same, but they look pretty different. One makes me feel relaxed, the other loudly shouts "PART-AY". So here we go...

Stamps: Tropical Party, A Little Birthday Cheer
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White with Island Oasis Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Brown, So Saffron, Pumkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: AquaPainter, Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, and Dimensionals

When you look at this card, don't you want to turn up the music and start dancin'? And don't forget to get yourself a pina colada! Get one for me too!

Now, move on down to the next card. What's the feeling it invokes? It reminds me of one of our cruise stops when we were on the beach lying in a double hammock between two palm trees. Can you feel the breezes and the swaying of the hammock? Mmmmm.... Don't bother me now, I'm dreaming of paradise! Ok, back to reality now. Let's get on with the info!

Stamps: Tropical Party and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Whisper White, with Island Oasis Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo ink pads, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip markers
Accessories: Big Shot with Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Large Oval, Wide Oval, and Scallop Oval Punches, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Snips, and Dimensionals

It's a little hard to tell in the picture, but the flowers were stamped using the rock 'n roll technique. It just add a little extra pop and makes the flowers look more luscious like they do in the tropics.

Just a little side note: if you notice the layouts of both cards, you'll see they're very similar, just the sizes and placement of the layers are a little different. If you're really comfortable with a simple layout like this, don't be afraid to use it often. Just change the color, position and dimensions of the layers and it really changes the look of your creation. That's part of the fun of stamping - take the same layout and add your own little twist to make it different and special!

Have a great day today. Thanks for stopping by. Hope I could give you some fun ideas to use as a starting place for your own creations! That's all for now - I think it's time for me to see my grand-baby!!!

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