Tropical Sunset Card
Dreaming of a vacation—somewhere on a tropical beach under swaying palm trees? Whether you’re going there or it is only wishful thinking, you can make your own beautiful sunset with a Kaleidacolor inkpad and a brayer.
Time: 45 minutes
Ink a brayer with the Kaleidacolor Tahiti pad and apply the ink to one side of the gelli plate. Re-ink the brayer (being careful to keep the colors straight) and ink the rest of the gelli plate, turning the plate to have colors meet up to create a seamless pattern. Place your paper on the gelli plate, rub and lift it (and the ink) back off.
Stamp images using Coffee Bean Brilliance ink onto white cardstock, stamping doubles in case of errors and at least two palm trees for layering.
Tap the corners of Memento, Memento Luxe, and Brilliance ink pads onto an acrylic block to create a palette and use a water brush to paint in the stamped images. Fussy cut the images. To make a beach, apply Desert Sand Memento Ink directly onto white cardstock that is cut to the width of your card. Cut the top freehand.
Trim and attach the striped background to the card base. Use foam adhesive to layer the palm trees as well as pop up the beach section.
Stamp the sentiment with Mediterranean Blue Brilliance Ink and attach the rest of the stamped images.
- Kaleidacolor pad – Tahiti
- Brilliance Ink – Coffee Bean, Mediterranean Blue
- Memento Ink – Desert Sand, Tangelo
- Memento Luxe Ink – Olive Grove, Pistachio
- Gelli Arts – Gelli Plate
- Speedball – Brayer
- Bombshell Stamps – Hawaiian Girl stamp set
- Niji – Watercolor brush
- Acrylic blocks
- Helmar – Quick Fix Permanent Adhesive Runner, ZapDots Foam Adhesive