Thursday 17 August 2017

Tropical Birthday | ft. MFT's Polynesian Paradise

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

Today I have a clean and simple birthday card that I'm hoping will warm the heart of the person I give it to. I know several people who loooove the tropics and I thought that this card would be loved just as much.

I've really been trying to challenge myself to use some of the smaller stamps in a set instead of running for the big one each time. Don't get me wrong, it was hard not to reach for the little dancer in this set.

Believe me, I sat for a bit trying to figure out how she could fit in here, but in the end I was able to control myself. Just barely.

To begin, I stamped the toucan from MFT's "Polynesian Paradise" stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly card stock. I then coloured it with Copics and fussy cut him out.

Next I used some Dried Marigold Distress ink to sponge a circular area on my standard A2 sized card base. I then used some orange cardstock to create two banner accent pieces. I wanted a bit more black to tie the card together so I used my Gelly Roll black glaze pen to add some stitch detail to the larger banner.

I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Once I had the banners adhered in place, I popped the little toucan up on some foam tape to give the card a bit of dimension.

To finish it off I added a few enamel dots for interest and because you know I gotta have my bling.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't all ready, please follow me over on the right side bar so you don't miss any future posts; if you are viewing this via mobile device, scroll to the bottom and click "View web version" first. You can also follow me over on Facebook. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Fusion Card Challenge


  1. Lovely and funny make. I love the colours...

    Thanks for playing along with this 2 Crafty Critters Crazies Challenge and good luck!

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    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#8 – Birthday (Summer kids are the best))
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  2. This card is so striking. Great job keeping it clean and crisp.

  3. This is adorable! I love the toucan! Glad you shared it at Fusion!

  4. Oh, Trina, this is so adorable! I love the CAS design which really showcases that cute toucan. :-D Thanks so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes with a featured Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. I've just made a card using the smaller animals from the same set Trina - I love that MFT toucan. He totally pops against that soft, blended ink background! Thanks for playing along at Fusion this week!


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