Stamp Review Crew: Tropical Chic

Stamp Review Crew Petal Palette blog hop

Hello, stampers!  It’s time for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop, with all kinds of inspiration from one stunning stamp set:  Tropical Chic, from the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  Yes, we have had tropical weather here in north central Illinois this summer — and hot-and-humid is most certainly not my love language!

But I love this Monstera leaf and sentiments, so I added this set (well, the entire bundle) to my collection.

You may have arrived here via Adriana’s blog, Cup & Ink.  What she does with stamps, ink, and paper is amazing!  (Click the banner above for a list of blogs for this hop, and remember that all SRC hops are accessible at any time by visiting the Stamp Review Crew blog.)

When I send a thank you card, it’s a blank note card with envelope that the recipient can send to someone else.  Inside the bigger mailing envelope is a simple note from me.  Frequently the notecard doesn’t have a sentiment, but this one did:

Debra Burgin | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | Tropical Chic | Another edition of the Stamp Review Blog Hop! This card is pretty tropical, but click for details on other projects with this set!

I die cut the leaves from a 2¾” square of Mossy Meadow, then flat adhered it to a 3″ Old Olive square.  On a Petal Pink scrap, I stamped the flower in Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, and Calypso Coral.  (I made an unsuccessful attempt at adding some additional color to the Petal Pink flower, which is why it looks like a poor impression.)

Debra Burgin | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | Tropical Chic | Another edition of the Stamp Review Blog Hop! This card is pretty tropical, but click for details on other projects with this set!

My second card uses a technique from long ago:  Joseph’s Coat Inside Out.  The Tropical Chic images worked perfectly for this layered-ink method of creating a background.

Debra Burgin | Heartfelt Inkspiration | Stampin' Up! | Tropical Chic | Another edition of the Stamp Review Blog Hop! This is my take on Joseph's Coat Inside Out. It's a fun and imperfect technique; click for more details!

The card base is Granny Apple Green (love at first sight!), and there are lots of greens in the leaves.  Please come back Tuesday for a tutorial of how I created this card.

I know you’ll enjoy the rest of the hop — your next stop is Tinkerin in Ink, the blog of super stamper Tanya Boser.  Tanya started the Stamp Review Crew back in 2013 and spends a lot of time keeping the crew organized.  Enjoy her work!

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11 Responses to Stamp Review Crew: Tropical Chic

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  2. Nice cards, Debra! What a great idea with the Joseph’s coat technique. 🙂 And thanks for sharing about how you use note cards so they can then use the card. Much prettier than my sticky notes.

  3. Wendie says:

    Gorgeous cards! Looking forward to seeing your tutorial tomorrow!

  4. Mike says:

    Love both cards, but my fav is the Monstera leaf one! The color of the leaves is awesome!

  5. Ann Schach says:

    Beautiful cards, Debra! I did not know what kind of leaf that was…thank you for the information! I can’t wait to learn about the Joseph’s coat technique!!!

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  7. Heidi Baks says:

    Beautiful pop of orange in your thank you card. And lovely hidden images in the Joseph’s Coat technique.

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