Saturday, February 12, 2022

Birthday in Paradise - Stampin' Up! Paradise Palms

   Sometimes an ordering mistake turns into a happy accident.  I accidentally got the Palms dies in my Jan.-June Mini catalog preorder.  It wasn't one I was planning to order but when I got it I thought what the heck and ordered the coordinating Paradise Palms stamp set.  I'm glad I did as I can see a lot of possibilities with this bundle and it's different than a lot of what I had already ordered (florals!).

  I used Paradise Palms on a combo challenge card.  I put the colors from Global Design Project together with the layout from Freshly Made Sketches for a fun tropical birthday card.

  I blended the colors (Magenta Madness, Mango Melody and Misty Moonlight - that's a lot of 'M's!) with blending brushes for a nice colorful sky.  It's cool how the colors overlapped and added some orange and purple to the color palette.  Next, I cut a stitched square for a nice clean look out of the colored piece of cardstock.  Then I embossed the palm trees in black and cut them out.  I added some ink to the white edges to make them blend a bit and then popped them up with dimensionals.  I embossed the sentiment and cut it out with a stitched circle die.  

  I cut the grassy hill piece out of Basic Black and layered it behind the scene to follow the sketch.  And behind that I embossed a piece of Basic White with the retired Coastal Weave embossing folder to continue the island/tropical feel of the card.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Paradise Palms

Ink: Versamark, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Misty Moonlight

Paper: Basic Black, Basic White

Accessories: Palms dies, dimensionals, black embossing powder, Coastal Weave embossing folder (retired), Stitched Shapes dies (retired) 


  1. I love the way you've used silhouettes against the fabulous colors in the background! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. So pretty! I love the marvelous blended background of M colors. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. So pretty. I love that background! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!


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