Saturday, September 03, 2022

Bron's 60th birthday hop - Tropical Holiday!!


Hello and Welcome to Bron's Birthday Hop - this is the one to celebrate her birthday!!
 Woohooo.  Happy Happy Birthday Bron!!  


The theme this month is her holiday destination - Tropical Holiday!!  She's been to Port Douglas, the Daintree, Cooktown and the stunning north Queensland paradise beaches.  What a brilliant holiday! 


So, OF COURSE, I pulled out my gorgeous (new to me) stamp set Sunkissed - perfectly made for tropical Queensland destinations!!  I was inspired by the amazingly incredible Vicki Boucher to try this fold and you can see her gorgeous project here.  


My card is quite simple really - I stamped all the images from Sunkissed with Gray Granite and then sponged all the panels using Tahitian Tide and So Saffron with blending brushes.  I then coloured all the images using Stampin' Blends - with Old Olive, Soft Suede and Tahitian Tide for the water.  I used masking paper and one of the Palms dies to create the sun in the sky.  


The back of my card features the same treatment and also leaves a place to write my greeting to Bron.  This is going into the post, but I know it won't arrive to her before her birthday ...... so SURPRISE!!  


I have also added some Wink of Stella to the ocean to show the way the sun shines on the water - I hope you can see it in the photo?


Up next on the hop is the amazing Tina - make sure you keep hopping all the way around to see everyone's awesomeness!!  



8 comments:

  1. Perfect fancy fold Julia, and definitely a set for tropical Qld - sunkissed nose and sandy toes, we've all got great memories of such days.

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  2. Perfect! Love the effect of wink of stella.

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  3. That’s beautiful! Thank you for sharing about the fold

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  4. This is a wonderful fancy fold, Julia, and you've used the Sunkissed stamp set images so well to create a tropical holiday scene.

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  5. What a fantastic fancy fold! The scene you've created looks amazing, and I love the addition of the Wink Of Stella on the ocean.

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  6. This is lovely, Julia! The fold gives so much depth and perspective, I fully expect to hear the sound of waves in real life. :-)

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  7. Such a fabulous fancy fold Julia! It showcases your gorgeous scene so beautifully your Wink of Stella adds another fabulous layer of glamorous.

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  8. Such a cool fold and a cute, beach scene. It looks even better up close! Thanks so much for the birthday card and joining in with the hops this year.

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