I have a summer beach card to share with you today embellished with die cut tropical flowers. This card is to encourage all of those who live in areas with cold winter temperatures and snow on the ground. Goodness! It’s almost April. I can hardly believe the snow pictures I see by my friends on Facebook and Instagram. I hope the weather warms up soon. My project was made using Rubbernecker 5112D Mixable Flower Stack Die, 5130D Leaf Die Set, 5023D Nested Rectangle w/ Pierce Die, 5004D Nested Oval Die and 3012 Kittie Kits Beach Master Stamp Set.
I began the beach scene by applying a piece of Eclipse tape across the mid top section of the paper to mask off the sky area. I sponged Antique Linen and Tumbled glass on the bottom of the paper using a ColorBox stylus and foam tip. The tape was removed and I used a Ranger ink blending tool and Ink Antics cloud stencil to sponge in the sky. I stamped one groups of birds using black versafine ink. I applied white embossing paste to the water area to create the appearance of sea foam and a light touch of glitter glue to the sand area and then sprinkled both with clear glitter. I like how the glitter makes both the sea foam and sand sparkle. You can see a few step by step photos of how I apply the embossing paste on my Relaxing by the Deep Blue Sea post.
The Flowers and Leaves
I formed the center section of each flower layer using my Garden Tool Kits stylus and molding pad. I wanted the flowers to have a tropical appearance so I formed the petals by rolling them in different directions using needle nose pliers. I finished the flowers by applying glitter glue in the centers and filling them with green flower soft. I attached the two leaf sections together using glossy accents. I’m sorry but couldn’t find the green flower soft online to link for you.
Assembling the Card
I cut the frame using retired Stampin’ Up! coral cardstock and attached the scene to the back of it using strips of mounting tape. I applied mounting tape to the back of the framed scene and attached it to the card base. I gently formed the leaves using my fingers and attached them to the frame along with the flowers using glossy accents to finish.
The next time I make a beach card I will do a video to show how I make my scene. I usually don’t use flowers and leaves with my beach cards but I really like how tropical they look on my frame. I hope I have inspired you to create your own die cut tropical flowers card.