Tropical Magic!

Hi friends…

Anila here! Today I am at the blog showcasing two stamp sets from the Little Birdie store. I am also sharing a quick pictorial for the cards here.

P.S – It is a picture heavy and a little-bit longer post. So enjoy it with a cup of coffee 🙂 I promise to keep it as crisp and short as possible 😉 Hope you would stick by till the end!

To begin with, I stamped all the images from the stamp sets on a watercolour paper. Coloured and fussy cut the images. At this point, I was not sure which images I would be using, so I just stamped and coloured all of them, some also in multiples.

Tip: Always stamp and colour a few extra images. This helps if anything goes wrong with one image. If all goes good, you can keep ready images to make quick cards later 🙂

Next, I started planning a set of 2 cards for each stamp set. I have made a regular 4×6 and a tiny 4×4 notecard each. 

The first set of cards using the Princess and the dragon stamp set.

My first card is a shaker card. I have used many images for this card. I die-cut an Oval ring with white cardstock and an oval piece of acetate to fit this ring. Added double tape at the backside of this die-cut.

On a white card base, I stamped the sentiment. Stamped and coloured the rainbow. (I had arranged all the elements on the base to plan out before stamping the details)

Next, I adhered the coloured image of the cloud and the castle as planned.

I have used the sequins medley as the shaker elements. Randomly, stuck a few sequins, before pouring some in the centre. I have mixed two colours of the sequins (Pink sherbet and Gold fizz) Mounted the die-cut to cover it.

Tip: Putting some images here inside the shaker window gave them some depth. It creates an effect of these elements being far in the background.

Adhered the images on top.

Tip: Use some foam adhesive at the edges/parts of the images hanging outside the die-cut. It gives support to the image and makes sure it doesn’t fold/bend.

I wanted to create something sparkly for the dress of the princess. I covered the top part of her dress with some glue and poured a little amount of Shimmer crush – Primerose. Dusted off the extra.

That completes our first card. (Don’t miss the sparkle on the dress of the princess in the image below)

I kept the second card absolutely simple. The stamp set has a cute image of this frog. And I couldn’t help but put it in use for a card.

I took a 4″x4″ White notecard. Cut a piece (a bit smaller than 4×4) of blue paper from the Aquarelle paper pack. Adhered it to the card base.

I die-cut a square from a white cardstock using the cross-stitched square die. Coloured a small patch of blue on it.  Mounted this die-cut on the card base using a piece of foam.  Stamped the sentiment and some stars. Coloured the stars.

Lastly, mounted the frog image and its crown using thin foam adhesive.

Supplies used –

Over to the cards with the second stamp set Tropical birthday. This stamp set is full of pretty tropical images.

The first card is a 4″x4″ quick and super simple notecard. I have used the pineapple images here.  On a white card panel (a little bit smaller than 4×4), I stamped the solid leaf image 4 times. Stamped the sentiment on this panel.

Foam mounted this panel on the card base.  Adhered the pineapple images, one flat and the other using foam adhesive.

Over to the last card for today!!

I took a rectangle die-cut. Using a scrap paper, I made this stencil showing curved land. Distressed the base of the die-cut using this paper stencil.  I also distressed some sun-rays from the top right corner.

Tip: Place, arrange all the elements on your card to plan out a design. Click a picture on your phone so you can refer to it while assembling it all. 

I decided which elements in my card need a little pop. Added foam adhesive at the back of them.

Stamped some tropical flowers from the set, coloured and fussy cut them.

On a 4″x6″ card base, I adhered a piece (slightly smaller) of blue paper from the Aquarelle paper pack. Mounted the die-cut rectangle using foam adhesive.

Stamped the sentiment from the set. Lastly, adhered all the images to the card to complete the card.

Tip: To create level differences or to show things in the background, pop the elements in the front using foam. The pop in the front makes the elements behind look as the background. While assembling all the elements don’t be too perfect. Overlap some elements to create a natural look. 

Final images –

Supplies used –

That brings us to the end of this long pictorial. Did you enjoy it?

I would love to hear from you. Also if you have used these two stamp sets in any of your projects or cards, do share with us. We would love to see them.

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Thank you for sticking till the end!


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