Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Timeless Tropical for Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch 790 + Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

It's never too late for an old dog to learn new being the old dog.  I spent yesterday hanging out with my 7 year old niece, who is a whiz at jumping rope.  She's in a traveling club at her school.  I learned all kinds of jump rope moves and routines - combinations of heel and toe moves; front, back, and side kicks; in and out - and I learned this at almost 45 years of age!  In my front yard!  In front of my neighbors!  It was so fun, I took my niece to a PJ Dance Party at my local library that night and threw myself into jumping, skipping, shaking, wiggling, and spying for animals in the jungle.  It was exhilarating!

Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch 790

Have you been considering trying something new?  How about stamping? 
  • Pick a sketch 
  • Pick a pack of Designer Series Paper
  • Choose three colors of cardstock that coordinate from the Designer Series Paper 
  • Pick a stamp set and one color of ink

Stampin' Up!'s Timeless Tropical bundle and Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper friendship card

Let's break down how I followed the steps above.  
  • Pick a sketch: Splitcoaststampers weekly card sketch 790 used here
  • Pick a pack of Designer Series Paper: I used Tropical Oasis (LOVE the wild bursts of color)!
  • Choose 3 colors of cardstock that coordinate with the DSP: Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight work!
  • Pick a stamp set and one color of ink: the Timeless Tropical set and an Early Espresso ink pad 

Stampin' Up!'s Timeless Tropical bundle and Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper friendship card

Many stampers' first technique was heat embossing.  I used it on this card.  Stamp your image in Versamark ink, sprinkle embossing powder on the stamped image, and tap off the excess.  The powder will stick to the Versamark ink and you then use a Heat Tool to melt the powder.  Just plug it in, turn it on, and point the heat at the image.  Then watch the magic happen!  The powder melts and turns shiny!

Download, pin, or print the step-by-step tutorial to make this card.
Timeless Tropical free tutorial to pin, download, or print

Stampin' Up! color combination: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick, Early Espresso

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