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Tropical Inspiration for the New Year

January 3, 2020 in La-La Land Crafts - 2 Comments

Happy Friday!! Sharing a card today that just makes me happy!

I’m still very much in a tropical state of mind, so I thought this would be a fun inspirational card to kick off the New Year! The sentiment that I used made me think of New Year’s resolutions and goals. While I’m not really one to  make resolutions, I do like to set some small attainable goals for the the new year.

One of my main goals this year is to relax and take time for my creative pursuits. Coloring, painting and crafting are my passions and too often I put them on the back burner. I’m hoping to strike a better life balance this year and give my passions more priority.

Here are the products that I’ve used on this card:

Tropical Leaves Die
Tiki Hut Island Die
Hibiscus Die
Pierced Scalloped Ovals Die
Double Stitched Hills Border Die
Summer Dress Molli Rubber Stamp
Birds of a Feather Clear Stamp Set
Stress Free Zone Background Stamp
Summer is Here Layering Stencil

I’ve used the following Copic markers on the stamped image and die-cuts:

Eyes–B05, YR12, YR16
Body–N7, N5, N4, Y00, Y000
Wings–N8, N7, N6, N5, N4
Tail feathers–N8, N6, N5
Beak–N8, N7, N6, N4, YR07, YR16, Y08, Y17, R05, R08
Feet–W5, W3, E44
Talons–N8, N5

Monstera Leaves–YG03, YG17, YG99
Hibiscus–RV04, RV10, RV13, RV17, Y35, Y38, YR24


I hope you enjoyed a little tropical inspiration and I’d love to hear what your goals are for this year!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cathy Chapdelaine

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  • Rebecca Hawkins January 6, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Wow this is a marvelous card, great coloring. Will have to put these stamps and dies on my want list for sure.

    • Cathy Chapdelaine January 7, 2020 at 12:28 pm

      Thank you so much, Rebecca! Really appreciate it! Last summer’s release is one of my favorites!

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