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Tropical Birthday


Hello, We have a fun topping starting over at STB today.  The topping Is TROPICAL.  I think right about now we all wish we were trapped on a tropical island somewhere, maybe holding some type of cocktail with an umbrella in it and are biggest thought being… did I use enough sunscreen?  So I guess, we will all just have to be inspired by the dream right about now and you will have to show us your tropical paradise in a card form.  I am not denying that I do realize I already live in paradise, but I will say that our palm trees don’t come in those fun patterned papers. LOL

Now as for today’s card details:  A few days ago I mentioned that I made some card backgrounds using Gesso and I was trying to make some CAS cards and ended up with lots and lots of layers.  Well, this was the card I was speaking of. The water was made with a brand new stencil (from Taylored Expressions) that I just received some Gesso and Oxide Inks. The sun is a die from Lawn Fawn, the sentiment is Verve and the rest is from MFT.  The clouds are done with an MFT stencil as well.  The palm fronds were made with some Gina K designer paper that is so old but still one of my favorite patterns ever.

I am linking my card up over at two additional challenge sites;  The first one being- Time Out Challenges where the word Is Free.  If a tropical paradise doesn’t make you free of all your worries I don’t know what else would!  The second challenge Is over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge where I have selected the center row of Blue, Square, and Outdoors.  The other two are obvious but I have a square pattern on my sun in case you were wondering.

Please come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us! The design team and our guest Jo did a great job with our topping, plus we would love to have you!

Stay well, Nanc’

18 thoughts on “Tropical Birthday

  1. Beautiful sea scene.

  2. Great scene you created on your lovely tropical card Nancy. Love it.

  3. Love your card Nancy! I just finished my entry to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and when I went to post it I saw yours and thought it was funny that you used a palm tree too!

  4. This is adorable! I love the fun papers you have used.

  5. Fabulous scene and I sure would feel free here! Wonderful texture with all that gesso and lovely vibrant colours. Thanks for joining us at Time Out x

  6. I absolutely love that you used patterns on all of the images on your card. It makes it fun and so very interesting.

  7. Totally agree with a tropical holiday making you feel free!! Would love that right now as we are heading into Winter in New Zealand but I’m not exactly beach ready….This card has so much detail and texture, I especially love the paper you used for the sand. Love how you used a stenciled cardstock to die cut the waves, such a cool idea. And your soft clouds are heavenly. Its a brilliant card and I’m so glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT!

  8. Super fun use of dp for your die cuts — very tropical 🙂

  9. Great tropical scene. Love the mix of papers too.

  10. It’s an awesome tropical scene! Love the refreshing colors and the little tropical beverage!

  11. Great use of designer papers Nancy, gorgeous tropical beach scene, Cathy x

  12. Can I quarantine on this island with you, Nancy? Although you’d need to add another cocktail. 😀 Love the use of patterned paper and the cluster of images under the palm tree.

  13. That sure looks like a fun place to be, Nancy. I love your use of patterned papers.

  14. Oohh..this is spectacular! I love how you’ve used so many patterns on the whole card! The scene is just spectacular! Definitely a place that I would love to go to!

  15. Ooh, I’m there, under that palm tree with a drink in my hand! I can hear the waves, I can smell the sea. Thanks for the dream 😁

  16. Too darn cute….what a wonderful scene! Thank you so much for taking the time to play along with us at Time Out!

  17. Such a fun scene! I love all the different patterns you used, they add so much interest! Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

  18. What a perfect scene for the challenge! I especially love the tree – so cool! I sure which I was joining you on that tropical beach for a tasty cocktail :).

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