CASology Week 137-Tropical

So,  how did you find last week’s cue? Were you suitably challenged? This week’s CASology cue should have you basking in warm breezes, frolicking in crystal waters, swaying in a hammock and sipping on something cool and fruity… aaah…!! Clearly, you can see where my mind was when I looked at the cue.

I was inspired by a couple of fantastic cards I saw around the traps last week: This fabulous card from Shona and this one from Ksenija. I absolutely loved Shona’s wonderful cut-away front panel and Ksenija’s brilliant inked sunrise. So, for my card, I cut a strip from the long edge of my card front, masked a small strip along the remaining edge, and inked away.


I decided to keep my repeating motifs in black, so as not to compete with the inking. The sentiment was coloured in pink, orange and blue Stampin’ Markers to convey a  bit of frivolity!


We are sponsored by Stamplorations this week, so check-in at CASology for all the details. Also, make sure you visit the rest of the Design Team for further inspiration.

Where does the cue ‘tropical’ take you? So many ways to go with this one!!

I am also linking this card to:

Craft Stamper’s Take it Make It Challenge: March ‘Anything Goes’

Thanks so much for visiting, and I will see you in the gallery!



Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Stamp: Free Spirits (Paper Smooches)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black; Island Indigo; Coastal Cabana; Bliss Blue; Pistachio Pudding; Daffodil Delight; Pumpkin Pie; Real Red (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Dies: Free Spirits icons (Paper Smooches); Tag Along (Clearly Besotted)
  • Punch: Paper Rounder (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Other: Stampin’ Up Markers: Strawberrry Slush; Pumpkin Pie; Coastal Cabana; Stampin’ Blendabilities Colour Lifter; Bic Mark-its: Yellow Blaze; Sunset Orange; Summer Melon.

17 thoughts on “CASology Week 137-Tropical

  1. In my dreams, I am doing all of the above, Hazel! I.R.L? Not so much… Love your card.. equally challenging as last week, actually! But you know I’ll give it the old college try!
    =] Michele

  2. Cool card, Hazel! I’m not feeling particularly tropical today so will have to get ‘in the zone’ for this one 🙂 Love the inked edges and fun symbols you have created on your card – looks like a fun night out!

  3. Fabulous …. love the rainbow of colours down the edge! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge … good luck! Linda xx

  4. soo sweeettttt dear Hazel that Inking oh so woooww
    and that sentiment oh so clever
    and that tiny Image oh sooo cute

    I hope you get my envelope soon Hazel it was sent last week Monday I guess 🙂
    I just join again with my pineaple card hope you like to visiting me again sweety
    hugs, Monika

  5. Hola Hazel, thank you for your comment.
    A really tropical card, i like the vibrant colours on the edge, clever idea! and the cocktail umbrella is a perfect trpical touch :).
    A hug from Palma de Mallorca

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