Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Palm Trees, Pina Coladas, Tropical Card Swap - SCS

I finished another Splitcoast Stampers card swap. This one is called "Palm Trees, Pina Coladas, Tropical". I signed up for 2 spots. This is the card I finished tonight. I actually started it this afternoon and it evolved from what I originally thought about doing. Here is the link for the card I saw in the SCS gallery:
The recipe: Stampin Up stamp set "Do the Hula", card stock from The Paper Garden, designer paper from Michael's, Memento ink Rich Cocoa and Tangelo, Sakura clear glitter gel pen on hibiscus and SU ribbon.

This card also evolved from what I first envisoned. I saw a card at a scrapbook/stamp store in Elk Grove called Scrap & Stamp. It just had the coconut tree and hammock on it. I decided to add the hula dancer, clouds and sun. I'm not sure that I like it very well.
The recipe: Kraft cardstock from SU, the blue layer is generic. I ran it through the Cuttlebug with one of my embossing folders. I used Copics to color and added a tiny crystal gem sticker to the center of the flower in her hair. The stamps are all A Muse. I used a small Fiskars circle punch for the sun and popped it up with foam tape. The ribbon is SU.
So I will put these in the mail tomorrow. The hostess of this swap lives in New Jersey. The swap doesn't close until June 1st. My next swap that is due June 18th is pocket cards. I signed up for 2 spots in that swap.


jalna said...

Is that a background stamp you used for the first card? I love it.

Betty Townsend said...

The green piece? No, that is a piece of scrapbook paper. The card itself is a lime green (kind of), then a layer of ivory. I found that scrapbook paper in my stash and thought it looked good with the card itself. It has flowers on it.