Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Timeless Tropical edition! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Mary's blog, Center Stage Stamping, welcome! Wasn't her creation gorgeous?! There are only six of us today, so it will be a quick, but inspirational hop!
This is the time of year that the Stampin' Up! demonstrators who earned the Incentive Trip should have been in Hawaii. But we all know why that couldn't happen this year. I feel so badly for them, even though they will (hopefully!) get to make it up next year. So my card was inspired by the thoughts of palm trees swaying in the breeze and the scent of Plumeria blossoms in the air.
I sponged the water (Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay) and sky (Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody), then stamped the palm trees using the marker-to-stamp technique in Early Espresso and Old Olive. Did you notice the die cut window? Of course you did! That's a new die set called Celebration Labels coming in the Aug - Dec Mini Catalog next month. And if you looked really closely, you'd have noticed the tiny stars in the center of the blossoms. That's from All the Trimmings Embellishments, also coming next month!
The blossoms were stamped in Mango Melody ink, then colored with a Light So Saffron Stampin Blend marker. The red blossoms were die cut from Poppy Parade, the leaves from Mossy Meadow, and the "aloha" from Bermuda Bay. After the window was die cut, the front panel was embossed with The Subtle 3D folder then popped up on dimensionals over the image.
Up next is the awesome Kelly Kent at My Papercraft Journey!