I used a beautiful tropical leaf stamp from the Frond of You set on this. All those wide green leaves are stamped images. I used a few different green ink pads and stamped a bunch of them on some white cardstock. I fussy cut them out and then dug through my stash of die cuts. I had several other flower die cuts already cut and colored that I'd created for a previous project but didn't use. I added them in around the stamped leaves to create a fun tropical effect. The photo is of my daughter on our patio. We have a lot of palm trees and green leafy bushes, so it matched all the leaves and flowers perfectly, I think. And she is wearing a purple shirt which challenged me to use purple on my background.
I used a stamp from the Compliments Vol. 1 set here for my title. I decided to stamp it on vellum using a grey ink. I wanted it to be subtle and not too busy. I felt that if I added a really long title anywhere else, it would compete with all the leaves and flowers. I machine stitched through the top of it for a pop of light pink and some extra texture. I embellished in a few places with some Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine epoxy stickers, some sequins from my stash and a Tim Holtz phrase sticker here.
I love all these shadows! Definitely feels tropical to me :)
For my background, I started with some Shimmerz Paste-eez in Don't Be A Pansy (purple). I scraped some on with a palette knife and then added in some light blue and pink sprays. I wanted to echo the purple in her shirt. I like how it's separated from the photo with all the leaves and flowers. I was originally not going to add this many color in, but it just happened as I went :)
Using fussy cut pieces and die cuts give you automatic dimension. I really didn't do anything special here...just layered them and tucked them in under the photo. I used a few pieces of paper from the Crate Paper Oasis collection as layers as well.
I love these beautiful tropical colors together! These cut files are a mix of Cocoa Vanilla Studio and The Cut Shoppe. I just used gelatos and spray inks to color them.
Here's my process video if you'd like to check it out. I hope you gain some inspiration!
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