Thursday, 27 April 2017

A Tropical Smile with Rhonda

Happy Thursday to you, it's Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

I have a fun card that I've created with the vibrant and happy Tropics collection to share with you. We recently took a family vacation to the Florida coast and had so much fun at the beach. This collection brings happy memories of that time right back to me.

Smile Card featuring the Tropics Collection by ScrapBerry's designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

When I found this scene, I decided to trim my card base to 9" tall x 7.5", then folded in half to measure 3.75" x 9". I then trimmed the feature scene to 8.75 x 3.5. Using this layer and some stencils and mixed media modeling paste, glitter paste and mist drops are splattered to add dimension to the scenery. The layer edges are inked with Stains Ink in Yellow, Green and Blue to provide definition.

I set this aside to dry, then used my Butterflies 3 background stamp and black ink to randomly touch a bit of stamping randomly. You can see it on the upper left of my tag and then the upper right corner in  a small portion of the hut.

Smile Card featuring the Tropics Collection by ScrapBerry's designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

The next step was to identify the sentiment I wanted to use and determine a way to feature it. I selected a variety of papers, then die cut some pretty elements such as a scalloped border, tag and sentiment block. A few brads were added to the sentiment block to coordinate.

I found the perfect Polymer frame to fit my Smile sentiment, so I adhered it, then ran a bit of Wink of Stella around the outer edge in Silver. A small bow using some Shabby Ribbon in Peach with a Starfish Metal Charm was a nice finishing touch.

Smile Card featuring the Tropics Collection by ScrapBerry's designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

The top of the card has a few coordinating clouds that I die cut, then nested into the scenery and a Crystal Sticker to mimic the sun.

ScrapBerry's Products:
Tropics 12x12 Paper Collection SCB220609400bx
- New World SCB220609401
- Sapphire Sky SCB220609403
- Cards SCB220609407b
Tropics 6x6 Paper Collection SCB330609408x
Stamp: Butterflies SCB4907003b
Crystal Stickers: Floral Embroidery SCB53000007
Enamel Brads: Fairy Tale 2 SCB340207
Metal Charms: Seaside 2 SCB250001063
Shabby Ribbon: Peach SCB510109
Stains Inks:
- Blue SCB1210503 
- Green SCB1210505
- Yellow SCB1210507
Polymer Frame: Wedding 3 SCB26001020

Thank you so much for stopping on over to the blog for a visit today!


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