One Layer Tropical Scene

Stampscapes Palm Tree One Layer Creative Scenery Card (4)

Do you ever just want to escape through your paper crafts?  Michael is in Saint Lucia today.  And yesterday he was in St. Barts – what a life!  Of course, it’s business – researching the Southern Caribbean for the family travel biz.  Well, he called me from the beach in St. Barts (I know – the nerve!) – so I just HAD to put myself there somehow – it’s SO gorgeous there.  This card was a close as I could get.  Here are some photos from when we were there last March!



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Stampscapes Palm Tree One Layer Creative Scenery Card (3)

To make this card, you will want to mask off the space you are looking to create.  I used a 1/2” border to the top, left and bottom and made my scene 2 1/4” wide leaving a white border on the right of 1 3/4”.

I used the following supplies:

  • Ranger Adirondack Lights Cloudy Blue and Aqua
  • Marvy Matchables Caribbean Blue, Turquoise, and Jungle Green
  • Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip and Sahara Sand
  • You will need a greeting, Pictured is Expressly You (hostess) by Stampin’ Up!
  • Stampscapes Stamps – Palm Trio (one trunk) and both Palm Leaf Left and Right
  • Sponges
  • Post It Notes
  • White cardstock – 4 1/4” x 11”
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This card does make me feel like I’m looking out a window into the gorgeous waters of St Barts and the Caribbean.  I hope I was able to transport you too!

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  1. Such a beautiful card! It reminds be to any tropical island and I really want to take another journey to the Maledives or Seychelles right now 🙂

    Thanks for sharing…

  2. Simply amazing!! I love the soft inviting feel. I can almost smell the salty air : )


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  3. What a stunning and exceedingly tempting scene. Oh to be there right now. Your sponging is so even and fades beautifully from one colour to the next.

  4. Great card and tutorial Ingrid!

  5. Oh this is divine!! I loved your sponging. Thanks for sharing the video. Great work 🙂
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  6. aaaaaah! I feel relaxed just looking at this gorgeous scene! Great use of colour to create a wonderfully atmospheric card! Thanks for joining us at OLS!

  7. Carol B says:

    Beautiful card Ingrid, love how you blended the different inks to make your seascape and that tree set is fabulous. Great video, I seem to not get your tips and it says I am subscribed. I just found the video you talked about a couple of days ago and will watch next. Just subscribed to your YouTube channel so won’t miss any more of your videos.

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