Tropical Heat Wave

Hello everyone, Lisa here!  Can you believe it’s the last day of June already?  We’re diving into summer with record heat waves across the U.S.   I don’t know about you but this mid-western girl has been dreaming of cool ocean waves and lying in the shade of a palm tree, sipping an ice cold pina colada and enjoying the warm breeze.  Unfortunately, that’s not my reality at the moment and I’ll have to choose the next best thing….an afternoon in my craft room with The Ton’s new Palm Tree and Wave stamp sets.   “We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave….”

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I started this card by stamping the Wave in all these beautiful blue inks: Cali Blue, Cobalt Breeze, Deep Sapphire.   Then I carefully blended some Blue Diamond ink over the sky.  I used Hampton White Pigment ink and Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder to emboss the splashes from the Wave.  I love the shiny wet texture this adds to the Wave.

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I diecut an A2 size piece of white cardstock using the stitched oval from the Modern Labels Die set and then layered it over the Wave using dimensional tape.  I stamped and diecut the Palm Tree using the following inks:  Soft Garden, Bright Fern and Deep Emerald for the leaves.  Warm Hazelnut and Found Topaz were used for the trunk of the tree.  I added the Palm Tree coming out of the oval using dimensional tape for the top palm leaves.  This set also has a couple cute little birds that I added to the card front.

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For a little more texture I cut two strips of natural colored cardstock then used my scissors to cut a layered fringe for the bottom of the card.  The  Ton’s Wishful Wildflowers look like tropical flowers on this card.  I stamped them with Copic friendly Noir ink and used Copic markers to color them in.   I embossed a white sentiment on a strip of black cardstock for the final touch to this tropical card.

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And that’s my finished card for today.   I hope you like the Palm Tree and Wave as much as I do.  They are so fun and easy to stamp and are a great addition to any summer stamp collection.

Did you know if you enter a card in The Ton’s Challenge blog you’ll have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The Ton?   On the first day of every month The Ton posts a new challenge on their blog.  You still have a little time to enter this month because June’s challenge is open until 12:55 pm est today!  Tomorrow a new challenge will be up and running for July.


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For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!”

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton Stamps, Dies, Ink, Gilding, and Embossing Powder.


Please visit The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG for more info.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a beautiful day!


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