Welcome to my blog! Today I have a fun technique to share with you using the Timeless Tropical stamp set. I have seen the retiform technique before and have finally been able to give it a try. I hope you enjoy this project.
Be sure to click on the video below to see my YouTube video tutorial.
To complete this project you will need:
- Terracotta card base – 10.5cm x 29.8cm
- Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper – 10cm x 14.4cm
- Whisper White cardstock – 9.5cm x 13.9cm
- Whisper White cardstock insert – 10cm x 14.4cm
Starting at the top of the piece of 9.5cm x 13.9cm Whisper White cardstock, use a long strip of scrap cardstock to section off a portion. Using a sponge dauber, sponge Soft Suede ink along the edge of the scrap cardstock. Try not to go too far into the Whipser White section. You can go back later and add more sponging if you need to.
Move the scrap cardstock down the Whisper White piece to section off another portion at a different angle. Repeat the sponging, making sure to not cross over different sections.
Repeat these steps until the Whisper White piece has been totally sectioned off.
Start at the top again and section off the sponged area with Post-It notes. Stamp the pineapple image in Terracotta Tile ink. Remove the Post-It notes and use them to section off the next portion. Stamp the small flower in Terracotta Tile ink.
Repeat this sectioning off with Post-It notes and stamping until all portions are full. Adhere the Whisper White piece to the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape. Now adhere this to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
NOTE: Any ink the gets on the Post-It notes may take some time to dry and get on your fingers. Be mindful of this causing smudges on the Whisper White piece.
Stamp the sentiment ‘May Your Birthday Be Memorable’ in Soft Suede on a scrap piece of Whisper White. Punch this out using the Everyday Label Punch and sponge the edges of this with Terracotta Tile.
Take an 8cm length of Burlap Ribbon and unwind the strands for half of the length. Adhere this to the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape. Tie a bow using Whipser White Bakers Twine and adhere this to the front of the sentiment with a Glue Dot. Adhere one of the Tropical Oasis Trinkets to the sentiment piece with a Glue Dot.
Adhere the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and finish off the card by adhering the second Whisper White cardstock piece to the inside of the card.