Tuesday, August 7, 2018

In the Tropics Card Tutorial for Design Team

Yes, you read that right. A card making tutorial for you! I am trying out for the FSJ Design Team and part of our round two submission has to be a project design tutorial with photos posted to our blog. This is my first time doing anything like this so I would welcome any feedback you have. This is the card I will be showing you how to make. Hope you like it!


I will be using my favorite set from the large FSJ catalog on page 46 called In the Tropics. Everything I have made with it so far I have loved and I am also loving the ideas I am seeing on Pinterest for it. It also has a matching die set to go with it. OK, let's get started.

Supplies you will need are as follows:
Inks - Limeade Splash IP-0019
          Denim Days IP-0010
          Sweet Berry IP-0029
          Summer Days IP-0042
Printed Paper - RSVP Prints PP-0054, tropical leaf print cut to 4" x 5 1/4"
Card Stock - Cool Pool CS-0018, card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded in half
                     Whip Cream CS-0040 3 pcs, 2 1/4" square, 2 1/2" x 4 1/2", 3" square
                     Sweet Pear CS-0095 2 3/4" square
Stamps - In the Tropics bundle BD-0395 
               Embroidered Greetings SS-0057
Dies - Journey Squares Dies DI-0038
Other - Natural Twine AC-0005
            Fashion Gold AC-0292
            Journey Stapler TO-0118
            Staples silver TO-0120
            Small and Large Foam Squares AD-0084, AD-0085
            Glue Dots AD-0083
            Journey Craft Glue AD-0111
            Sponge Wedge JM-0014 
            Crease Tool TO-0040
            Journey Platinum die machine TO-0090

1. Fold Cool Pool card base in half and press crease flat with crease tool. Sponge Denim Days ink around all 4 edges of leaves printed paper using sponge wedge. Attach to card base with craft glue.

2. Use third largest cutting die in FSJ Squares to cut square from Sweet Pear card stock. Before cutting, put the slightly smaller piercing die inside the square cute die and hold in place with washi tape. Cut and pierce card stock using your die machine.

3. Stamp 'Good Luck' greeting in Denim Days ink onto 2 1/4" square of Whip Cream card stock. Die cut with second largest square cutting die. Attach greeting to Sweet Pear pierced square using one large foam square in the middle. Attach to bottom left corner of card front.

4. Gather Natural Twine into three circles on top of each other. Use Journey Stapler to staple ends together two times. Place a glue dot on back of staples and attach twine circles to card under the top right edge of the Whip Cream square. Spread apart circles.

5. Stamp large slotted leaf on Whip Cream card stock rectangle with Limeade Splash ink two times. Die cut each with leaf die. Attach to card front over the twine circles. Attach first leaf with glue dots, tucking under edge of Whip Cream square. Attach second leaf with foam squares slightly overlapped with first leaf. Make sure twine shows around edges of leaves. 

6.  To stamp small rounded flower, first ink stamp entirely with Summer Days ink. Then roll just edges of flower stamp in the Sweet Berry ink. Use a circular motion with the stamp tilted on the side never flat. Stamp flower on 3" square Whip Cream card stock. Repeat two more times cleaning stamp in between for each flower. Die cut flowers using the round flower die.

7. Attach one flower with a small foam square on the bottom left corner of greeting. Attach other two flowers over leaves in upper right corner of greeting using glue dots.

8. Finish off flowers and card with a medium Fashion Gold in center of each flower. Sign the back of your card and it is all done. 

Once again here is the finished card. 

I sure hope you enjoyed creating this card with me today and I hope you will shop for your Fun Stampers Journey stamps, ink and lots of other supplies right here.

Until next time, Happy Stamping!



  1. Sharon, great card and tutorial! Thanks for sharing! Good luck on the Creative Team submission!

  2. Your card is very pretty!!!! I love the ink rolling technique! Its so pretty on the flowers! :)