Tropical retro is likely a theme that you have noticed in home decor and fashions. This trend has even made its appearance in the stamping world.
See what other themes are popular this year in this blog post.
This card is a sneak peek into what’s new in the 2016/17 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. Along with the new stamp, Pop of Paradise, I used 3 of the new 2016/18 In Colours: Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Emerald Envy.
Stamps: Pop of Paradise.
Ink/Markers: Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Peekaboo Peach, Basic Black, VersaMark.
Paper: Whisper White Thick, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White.
Accessories: Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelits, Pearl Jewels, White Gel Pen, Clear Embossing Powder.
There are several images that are embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. So how did I emboss and get the appearance of coloured embossing? Prior to stamping the images, the stamp was first loaded with VersaMark ink and then stamped in the colour that I wanted to use.
The VersaMark keeps the ink from drying too fast. The image was sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder and heated with the Heat Tool. Like magic, the image came to life.
Word of Caution: Make sure that you don’t ink the stamp with colour first and then load with VersaMark. You will have a mess on your VersaMark stamp pad.
The Flamingo was fussy cut with the Paper Snips. These scissors are great for cutting small areas. If you don’t have a set of these scissors, you really need to have them.
The card base needed something, so I stamped the Pineapple from the Pop of Paradise set. The images were stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. This added some dimension to the card base.
After die cutting the flower with the Botanical Builders Framelits, the center and edges were sponged with Peekaboo Peach ink.
I know that you will enjoy the new catalogue and all it has to offer. Be sure to check out the different tropical retro themes.