Monday, March 5, 2018

Tropical Blooms with Bubbles

     A friend of mine celebrated her birthday yesterday. I made this card for her. She and her husband were here last evening. We had dinner on the patio and surprised her with a fun little strawberry short cake with a candle on top.

Card and Envelope
Sketch #177 by Heather Hall

     When this card is opened, the insides twist and open showing 4 panels. This is a newish die from Karen Burniston. I watched a video in order to figure out how to make it. I was SHOCKED at how easy this was to construct.

     The flowers are from Gina K's January release called "Tropical Blooms. They are made with a three-stamp process. The MISTI came in especially handy. The stamp on the card front was a two-stamp. The bubbles in the background are sponged with Gina K's Fresh Asparagus and a Dutch Doobadoo stencil. I may have gotten a little carried away with the bubbles. They were so much fun. I'm thinking that a few less and a little lighter might have been better.

     The sentiment is separated between one of the twisted panels and a tag collage. The tags have white rick rack in the eyelets.

     The peach was added with Gina K's Peach Bellini ink. There is NO patterned paper on this card. The color was added to the sentiments and hearts using ink and dauber. I used an ek bubble edge punch to make more bubbles -- because there weren't enough. TeeHee!

Just the envelope

Materials List:
     Stamps: Gina K - Tropical Blooms
     Dies: Gina K - Tropical Blooms
             Burniston - Twist Panel Pop-Up
                              Katherine Label Pop-Up
                              Word Set I - Greetings
                              Word Set II - Birthday
             Elizabeth Craft Designs - Fitted Frames I - Lace
                                                 Lace Squares
                                                 Tags Pivot Card
     Ink: Gina K - Fresh Asparagus
                        Peach Bellini
                        Honey Mustard
                        Warm Cocoa
     Stencil: Dutch Doobadoo - Bubbles
     Edge Punch: ek - Bubbles
     Embellishments: Rick Rack - White
                             Elizabeth Craft Designs - Starfoam stickers - Gold/Silver


  1. Wow! This is beautiful on the inside as well an on the outside! I am sure your friend loved it! How amazing to see the inside, you sure can't tell it is going to be so intricate on the inside! Beautiful job with your stamping as well!

  2. A gorgeous card and a fabulous fancy fold one too!