Summer in the Tropics

I just received some stamps I bought from Innovative Designs this week, and I just love them! I bought a few plates, but this one really caught my eye. I was dreaming, thinking how nice it would be to visit some tropical island and get my picture taken in amongst all the flowers and have butterflies flying around me too. So that is why it's titled Wanderlust.

I first stamped the girls face twice, once on my base, a second time on a scrap piece of paper. I embossed the face on the card base with versafine black and clear embossing powder. I then cut out the mask and taped it lightly over the card base face. I then inked up my flower stamp and stamped it randomly on the base, and 3 extra times on a white piece of shimmer. I embossed them all with versafine black and clear embossing powder. I removed the mask and coloured all the flowers using my tombow markers. I kept the 3 extra aside for now. I used chalks to lightly add a bit of colour to the background of the flowers, a light blue. I also added chalk on her face in cream colour and a bit of a darker pink for her cheeks. Used blue for her eyes and tombow light pink for her lips. Then....I used a tool I have had for awhile but never used yet! My Bo Bunny Flex Ruler. I created a curve along the flowers, traced and cut. I did the same with the purple shimmer underneath, then added a white piece of shimmer, and my black card. Then the 2 butterflies were stamped and embossed as above, and coloured the same colour as the girls eyes, but with a darker colour added as well. Stamp and embossed the Wanderlust (from Quietfire Designs) on the left hand corner. I then placed my extra flowers where I thought they looked right and pop dotted them. The butterflies were attached using a small drop of Zip Dry glue. When the glue was dry I lifted the wings. I just wanted more depth for this card. The final and most fun part is Stickles! lol...Gotta have some bling! I put it in the centers of all the flowers.

I know this isn't really my typical style, but the bright colours were just calling out to me for a tropical looking card! All stamps except Wanderlust, are from Innovative Stamps.

Thank you so much for dropping by today, and HAPPY CANADA DAY to all my fellow Canadians! I hope you all have a wonderful day today!


P.S. You can click on the above pictures to see more detail if you wish.


Birdbrain said...


Penny said...

It's just so summery , really perfect!

Jennifer said...

Oh WOW! This is so beautiful. I've seen this image before but your card with all of the gorgeous detail really makes this a very special card!

Flower said...

It's not how I pictured from your call. It's beautiful!!

huntla1 said...

I love this card! You did such a great job with this image! I am really liking the innovative stamp images myself -- just ordered my second big batch and this is one of the latest I ordered. Beautiful work!

Paula said...

totally Stunning Kim!

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