Sometimes when you find a friend you really enjoy spending time with, it’s fun to just take a drive, listen to music and talk. Hi there! It’s Bobbi Lemanski here with a greeting card that was made for one of those special friends in your life. What could be more fun than driving through a tropical landscape with the top down?  Hawaii comes to mind for me. My husband and I rented a convertible and drove through the most beautiful areas of one of the islands. We had so much fun! These happy memories inspired this card. 🙂

I’m using the following Sunny Studio Stamps products for this card:

How to Make this Card

To make this 5″ X 7″ card, I started by cutting a 7″ wide X 10″ tall card base and all the dies from the Tropical Trees Backdrop die set out of 80lb white cardstock. I also cut a separate 5-1/4″ X 4″ backdrop piece for the scene. Using Copic markers, I colored the following cuts:

  • Palm Trees: E59, E57, E55, YG67, YG17, Yc10G03
  • Convertible Car/Penguins: YR09, YR68, YR15, 100,  C8, C5, C3, C1, C0, Y06, Y08
  • Clouds: BG23, BG11, BG10
  • Gravel Road: W8, W7, W4, W3, 100, C8, C7, C5, C3 (Note: This piece was hand cut.)

I also used YG67 for the Grass blades along the road.

For the scene backdrop, I used Distress Oxide Inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China to create the sky and Mowed Lawn for the bottom grassy area on the separate, scene piece. For more depth, I added faint palm trees to the background using the negative space of the die cuts and blending on Rustic Wilderness for the leaves and Rusty Hinge for the trunks. While subtle, this really creates depth to the scene.

On the front of the card base, I added 1/2″ horizontal strips of pattern paper from the Polka Dot Parade 6″ X 6″ pattern paper in the center. I attached the separate 5-1/4″ X 4″ scene piece to the middle of the card front and adhered the stitched border around it. All of the scene elements were added to the scene. I layered the clouds and the die cut trees over the inked background. The die cut palm trees were attached using Scrapbook Adhesives foam tabs. I allowed the palm trees’ leaves to extend over the stitched borders on the sides as well as the big cloud die cut. The car was placed over the gravel road.

On the inside, I stamped two more penguins and the cute phrase from the Passionate Penguins stamp set and attached pattern paper strips (leftover from the front panel) at the bottom for added fun and color! This card is ready to cruise down the road with its top down!

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