This fun birthday card was made almost entirely from the Heartfelt Creations Tropical Paradise Paper Collection – everything from the main card image to the vine and even the palm tree tops were cut from this paper. I have to say, I do LOVE the colors and imagery contained in this paper collection!
The flowers were stamped with the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms set HCPC-3608 onto white cardstock and colored with Memento Lilac Posies & Danube Blue inks then cut out with the Arianna Blooms dies HCD1-748.
The leaves behind the flowers were cut from the Tropical Paradise paper with Elizabeth Craft Designs Pair of Leaves 1 #1314. The Celebrate die (#1286) is also from Elizabeth Craft Designs and was cut out of black cardstock.
The vine at the top of the card was cut with the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Border Dies HCD1-7118. This versatile die set is one that I have been using a lot lately!
The palm trees are from Lawn Fawn’s Palm Trees die set. (This set also comes with a very cute crab die, by the way, that wasn’t used here.) As mentioned before, the tree tops were cut from the Tropical Paradise paper and the trunks and coconuts were cut from Stampin’ Up Kraft paper then colored with Copic Markers E23 and E18.
It is hard to tell from the photo, but I added dimension to the window frame by cutting four 1″ x 4″ pieces of black cardstock, scoring and folding them in half to form four 1/2″ x 4″ pieces, and then gluing two on each side. I saw this great tip demonstrated on a blog a few months ago and was pleased at how well it worked!
As you can see below, I continued the Tropical Paradise theme on the envelope as well:
The tag on the right, like the main card image, was cut directly from the paper pad, making this card and envelope a surprisingly quick and easy project to put together.
Thanks for visiting – I hope you enjoyed today’s project.