Ava was at an overnight camp last week. Parents and friends were encouraged to send cards or letters to the campers. Well, you don’t need to ask me twice! I knew Ava would love the bright colors I used with the Tropical Chic stamp set.

Tropical Chic stamp set, Miss You card, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

And how about the sentiment. I think that qualifies as encouragement. Encouragement is the theme for this month’s International Blog Highlights. I hope you will go over to Kylie Bertucci’s Blog and vote for my card.

My card  is number 4. Here’s a link.  Thanks! If I am one of the top 10 vote getters, I’ll be able to participate in a blog hop later this month.

Here’s what you need to look for. There will be a little heart in the upper right hand corner. Click there and you should get a message letting you know that you voted. Kylie Bertucci's blog Highlights August, '19


Design Notes for Tropical Chic Card:

I recently posted a card where I made a background that looked like Designer Paper. (Check it out here.) That was so much fun, I used that technique again for this card.  I stamped a few extra flowers on Whisper White card stock and cut them out to add a little dimension to the card. The sentiment is punched out the the Timeless Label Punch. Next, I added a bit of Granny Apple Green Ribbon to the bottom of the sentiment piece. I also added some Wink of Stella to each of the flowers but it’s hard to see. Trust me. It added quite the nice little sparkle!

Tropical Chic stamp set, Miss You card, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


The last little touch was to decorate the envelope with a few of the brightly colored flowers. I’m pretty sure Ava will smile when she sees the envelope and the card!

Tropical Chic stamp set, Miss You card, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


Shopping List for Tropical Chic Card:


This and That:

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