Friday, July 23, 2021

Aloha Friday!

Aloha!  It's Jeanne today with a hello/thinking of you card with a tropical twist.  This card uses one of the new slimline dies.  This release is wonderful with a great selection of dies.  It features awesome background dies which can be on their own or to highlight dies that you already own!  I found this leafy background was the perfect backdrop for one of my favorite dies from last summer.  To make things even better, the new slimline release is on sale right now for a limited time!

I started this card by creating a blended background in several shades of green by using Distress Oxide inks and blending brushes.


Next I cut a panel using the Leafy Background Slimline die.  I edged the outside and several of the leaves with a darker green ink.

My flowers are from Tropical Bouquet and I used various colors of cardstock to cut them.  I inked the edges to get a bit of depth.

I cut the word Aloha from the Aloha & Ukulele die.  I cut one from gold foil and three from a dark brown cardstock.

To complete the background I adhered my leaves to a dark green panel cut from the largest of the Nested Rectangles Slimline from the first slimline release.  I stacked all the "aloha" words placing the gold foil on top.

I placed my flowers in the corners....

and my sentiment at an angle between them.  This card reminds me of the aloha shirts my husband has with the dark background, light foliage and bright flowers.  A reminder of the islands!

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Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

So pretty Jeanne- a great tropical vibe and perfect for so many occasions

Sukie said...

Gorgeous card! The tropical look is so beautiful!

Pam MacKay said...

That leafy background looks great with those bright flowers