Tommy Bahama Vibes Cards

If you follow me, you know I love bright, cheery, & often rainbow palettes. So when I received my Altenew Larkspur Build-a-Flower Bundle, I decided it was time to bring on the fall colors.

Now I was shooting for an autumn color palette, but I think I ended up with some Tommy Bahama vibes. It seems, I’m not ready to let summertime go, and being in SoCal, I’m okay with that!

Tommy Bahama Style Card Set with Altenew Build-A-Flower: Larkspur

I was playing around with colors and layouts for class ideas, so I do not have video footage this time. Stick around though, as videos will be back soon!!

One of the things I love about the Altenew Build-a-Flower sets is that they’re an excellent value at $35, for a 6×8 set with dies included. Larkspur comes with an outline layer, in addition, to the coloring layers.  This makes it particularly versatile for many different techniques and coloring mediums. 

Most often, when using Altenew layering stamps I stick with 1 mini cube set. Each mini cube set contains 4 shades of 1 color. Today, I’m branching out and mixing up the sets. This adds a special touch to the flowers.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Larkspur and Fine Frames Die

Altenew Mini Ink Cubes

Bamboo, Moss, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapevine, Warm Sunshine, Autumn Blaze, Citrus Burst

For the design I stamped a cluster of 1 flower and 2 leaves in 2 opposing corners leaving the center open for a sentiment. I played around with the different shades of pink, yellows, and oranges for the layers. You can see a subtle difference between the 2 cards. The same colors were used, but they were used on different layers. 

I encourage you to play around with your colors. You can follow nature, or jump outside the box and create your own unique flower color combinations.

Tommy Bahama Style Card Set with Altenew Build-A-Flower: Larkspur

Once stamping was complete, I placed the Fine Frames Rectangles Die on one of the card panels and dry embossed it with a soft embossing pad. This impressed the rectangles into the front giving me a perfect place for my sentiment.

For the second card, I die cut white cardstock with the die and picked a couple of the frames and the solid rectangle to place on the card. 

Tip: Before removing the die cut from the die, place a full sticky back Post-It Note on the cut cardstock and then remove. This will keep all your layers nice and tidy.

Use a sticky note to keep the fine frames neat and tidy

You can apply adhesive more easily to the back, while they’re on the Post-It Note. Though Stick It adhesive would be an awesome choice with this die! 

Tommy Bahama Style Card Set with Altenew Build-A-Flower: Larkspur
Tommy Bahama Style Card Set with Altenew Build-A-Flower: Larkspur

I gold heat embossed the sentiments, popped the card fronts up on some fun foam, adhered them to card bases, and called it done. I have to say, the Tommy Bahama vibes go perfectly with the sentiments!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope these cards inspire you to mix up your ink colors! Go get creative and Breathe · Ink · Inspire


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