Palm trees come in all sizes and shapes….but I’m not sure that they come in rainbow colors like Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Grapefruit Grove….unless you are stamping them on a card that is.
I think they look good! What do you think? The palm tree is actually part of the stamp set called Beach Happy. I shared another card using that stamp set in my last blog post.
After I stamped the trees on the card, I decided they needed a little background. So I did a little sponge dabbing with Crumb Cake for the sand and Coastal Cabana for the sky.
I used this sponge that I cut into quarters and then I attached a small binder clip to have something to hold onto and not get my fingers all inky. I lightly tapped it the sponge on the ink pad and then lightly dabbed it onto my card. It took several times of dabbing to get the color I wanted. I didn’t want to put too much ink on the sponge because I wanted it keep it very light.
And as much as I’m trying to do “Simple Stamping” – just paper and ink, I just couldn’t leave it along and before you know it, I was tying a piece of braided linen trim across the bottom. And then I decided that the palm trees needed a little something too, so out came the glitter dots….the blue and green are part of these. The yellow ones are part of a retired set of Glitter Enamel Dots. And the Grapefruit Grove one??? Well, that is actually a yellow dot that I colored with a Pumpkin PIe Stampin” Blend Marker.
If you’d like to make this card, this is what you’ll need:
- Beach Happy Stamp Set
- Coastal Cabana Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Scored at 4 1/4”, And one cut 1” x 2”
- Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 2 pieces 5 1/4” x 4” (one for the outside, one for the inside, plus a piece cut 1 7/8 x 7/8” to stamp the sentiment
- Linen Braided Trim
- Glitter Enamel Dots
- Ink: Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Grapefruit Grove
- Stamping Sponges
I’m going to give that Simple Stamping another go….stay tuned. Or maybe you should just make a bet with a stamping friend to see if I can actually do it! “Just paper and ink” is going to be my mantra.
Almost forgot….there is a little palm tree on the inside of my card too. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I like to add a little something special to the inside of my cards
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