03 September 2022

Bron's 60th Birthday Blog Hop - Tropical Holiday




Hello there crafty friends!  Welcome and thanks for stopping by!

Today is the last of six Blog Hops that my lovely friend, Bronwyn has put together for her 60th Birthday. I I've had an amazing time and gathered lots of inspiration from those who have participated.  The theme for this Blog Hop is Tropical Holiday as Bron is enjoying the tropical sun of far North Queensland as we speak.

My card features the Season of Chic Bundle and I've created a background using torn cardstock and vellum.  By adding a few seashells and some 'bubbles', my scene is set. 


 

Supplies:
  • Bundle:  Season of Chic
  • Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Tahitian Tide, Balmy Blue, Vellum
  • Inks:  Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Tahitian Tide, Versamark
  • Colouring Accessories:  Basics Embossing Powers (white)
  • Embellishments:  Effervescent Elements
  • Adhesives:   Fine Tip Glue Pen, Tombow Liquid Glue,  Mini Glue Dots
  • Tools:  Blending Brushes, Paper Trimmer, Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Heat Tool. Bone Folder
Let's Make It:
  • Create a card base in Crumb Cake cs.  Stamp the sentiment in the bottom right corner with VersaMark ink and heat emboss with white powder.
  • Tear a piece of Vellum, Balmy Blue and Tahitian Tide cs to fit the card front diagonally, stepping each piece to create the illusion of water.   
  • Gently blend co-ordinating ink to the torn edges of each of the blue cardstocks.  Glue the top and side down of each leaving the torn edge open.
  • Stamp two shells in Blushing Bride and the third in Flirty Flamingo and die-cut using the co-ordinating die.  Run each shell over a Bone Folder to create a low dome.  
  • Attach the shells using a Dimensional in the centre and a Glue Dot under the top and bottom edges. This will maintain the rounded shape.
  • Apply some glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen along the edge of the Vellum and sprinkle some Effervescent Elements over the line of glue.  Allow to dry.




There is quite a esteemed list of lovely papercrafters on this Hop and I can't wait to go and check out everyone else's projects.  I invite you to continue on with our Blog Hop and be inspired by what everyone has created. 

Monica Formosa (you are here)

NEXT in line is the fabulous Lou Kitzelman and I'm looking forward to seeing what she has created. Apart from this Blog Hop, there is also a Instagram Hop starting with Bron at @addinktivedesigns. Go check it out  - there is more creativity to inspire.


Thanks again for taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
 
Until next time, take care, stay safe and have a great day!   
Monica xx
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16 comments:

  1. Wow, the Effervescent Elements look amazing as bubbles along the shoreline. The torn card is fabulous, too. Gorgeous card.

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    1. Thanks Tina! Those little balls were a bit troublesome tbh, I'm still finding a few escapees on my craft desk hehe!

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  2. Oh I'm in love with the bubbles - SOOO clever. fabulous Beachy card Monica, one for a very special occasion.

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    1. Thanks Liz, it was tricky getting those little balls to stick where I needed them but I got there in the end.

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  3. Beautiful card - looks just like the beach. Love the effect of the bubbles! very clever.

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    1. Thank you Vicki! I was amazed how much they added to the scene.

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  4. I can feel the sand between my toes and waves lapping at my feel with your incredibly realistic beach scene. Stunning card, Monica!

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  5. This encapsulates the very best of the beach! Love your recreation of the waterline. Who doesn't remember collecting shells whilst paddling your toes in the water? Just perfect. :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Jan! I certainly got those memories while creating this.

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  6. This is so pretty Monica! I love your mix of colours and how you've created a beachy scene! I can almost the touch of the water as it meets the sand!

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  7. absolutely and totally love love love the vellum edge, and your card is just sublime!! Love love love.

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  8. This card has the 'wow' factor for sure. I absolutely love the torn paper and vellum waves and the shells on the shore. Thanks so much for joining in with the birthday hops this year.

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    1. Thanks Bronwyn. I've had a blast and loved being part of your monthly Hops.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - it is really appreciated!

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