Let’s Have a Tiki Party

Please join me in welcoming Vanessa Menhorn back to the blog again today.

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Hello everyone! It’s Vanessa Menhorn again and I am happy to be back with two more cards using the wonderful August Release. How about a little Tiki Party inspiration? I loved playing with this set and here is the result:

Handmade card from Vanessa Menhorn featuring the Tiki Party stamp set and Die-namics.

On this card, I wanted to create an interesting, tropical, summery, sunset kind of background. But first, I stamped the palm trees onto a panel of watercolor paper and masked them. Next I applied Distress Ink with an ink blending tool, starting from the top and working to the bottom, always blending the colors when applying a new one. Then I applied little drops of gold spray ink and heat-embossed the “Mahalo” using gold embossing powder. After I had removed the masks, I colored the trees using various grey Copics (because I believed it might look like this during sunset.) I stamped, colored, and die cut the little statues and adhered them with foam tape before attaching the panel to the card base.

And here is another card I made with the Tiki Party set:

Handmade card from Vanessa Menhorn featuring the Tiki Party stamp set and Die-namics.

Again, I did a lot of masking. I stamped and masked the hibiscus flowers and the leaves, then I applied ink around them and added drops of the same ink with a brush and water. I stamped the “Aloha” and removed the masks. After I had colored the flowers and leaves with Copics, I adhered the panel to the card.

I hope to have inspired you today! Tomorrow I’ll be back with my last cards for the My Favorite Things blog. I’d be so happy if you’d visit again tomorrow. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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  • Gloria Morris

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    I need to do more masking. Why? you say …. because you do it so beautifully.0

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  • JaninTucsin

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    Unusual color scheme on the Mahalo card. LOVE it! Very masculine.

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  • Laura M.

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    Your company literally has become my “favorite” stamp company! Can’t wait for the release.

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  • Judy

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    Absolutely love the colors of the flowers in the second card. First card is cute!

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  • Rosy Newlun

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    You certainly captured the essence of our daily aloha ♥ !!! I love the CASE feel to your designs, too!

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    • Rosy Newlun

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      Whoopsie, I meant “CAS” feel LOL — ♥

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  • Diane

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    WOW, fabulous, stunning background on the first card and gorgeous colors on the flowers on the 2nd card, great work, Vanessa!!!

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  • Larissa Heskett

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    These are BOTH AWESOME!! I LOVE the Bright Color and the FUN Designs!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  • Julie Tucker-Wolek

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    Wow wow wow! These are gorgeous! LOVING the palm trees and the flowers!!!!!

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  • Lisa

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    Stunning Cards!!

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