This week’s Global Design Project is a fun sketch challenge using ink refills, Aqua Painters, and the Timeless Tropical stamp set. May 2nd is National Scrapbooking Day so I also made a matching scrapbook page using the same sketch.
Start with a Petal Pink cs card base. Stamp the palm trees from the Timeless Tropical stamp set multiple times on the front of the card base in Versamark. Cut a Soft Suede cs panel, dry emboss with a Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder, and then glue to the card base.
Cut a Watercolor Paper panel. Add a few drops of reinker on clear blocks and make sure your Aqua Painter reservoir is full. Add a small amount of clear water to the paper. Be sure to have a paper towel to blot and clean your Aqua Painter between colors.
Add two layers of each color ( a dark and light layer – going from the bottom up – Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, and Soft Sea Foam). Let the watercolor panels completely dry.
Stamp the palm tree image from the Timeless Tropical stamp set in Soft Suede ink on the lower left side of the dry watercolor panel. Cut a small piece of Braided Burlap trim, fray the ends slightly, and then add them across the tree trunks with Tear & Tape.
Cut a sentiment panel from the Watercolor paper and stamp the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical stamp set in Soft Suede ink (or you can stamp and then fussy cut out the sentiment). Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue dots to add the sentiment panel to the card front across the Braided Burlap Trim. Add some Gilded Gems to finish the card front.
Don’t forget to add a Whisper White cs inside panel to write your message. I added a strip of embossed Soft Suede to the inside of the card and stamped the palm trees on the back of the card to pull the theme through.
I also made a 6″ x 6″ scrapbook page using the same technique as I did to make the card.
The sentiment is from the Parisian Beauty stamp set.
The fun Timeless Tropical theme was perfect to scrap a page from my trip to The Big Island of Hawaii last May.
I hope you enjoyed my #GDP238 Timeless Tropical Watercolor Background card. You can purchase the Timeless Tropical stamp set, reinkers, Braided Burlap Trim, Watercolor paper, and Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder in my Online Store – but the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder and Braided Burlap Trim are Last Chance Products – so don’t wait too long as they are only available while supplies last.
Petal Pink cs card base – 11″ x 4 1/4″ scored 51/2″
Embossed Soft Suede cs panel – 4″ x 5 1/8″
Watercolor paper panel – 3 3/4″ x 4 7/8″
Watercolor paper sentiment panel – fussy cut 3/4″ x 3 5/8″
Whisper White cs inside panel – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
Scrapbook page –
Petal Pink cs base – 6″ x 6″
Embossed Soft Suede cs panel – 5 5/8″ x 4 1/4″
Watercolor paper panel – 5″ x 5″
Watercolor paper sentiment panel – 3/4″ x 2 3/8″
cs = cardstock
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