I did not start out trying to use almost everything in the Timeless Tropical Suite in this card. I had a design idea in mind and it just ended up I used just about everything in the suite! Product suites are entire groupings of coordinated items that usually revolve around a theme. For Timeless Tropical, its all about vintage tropical…definitely a 50’s and 60’s Hawaiian vibe. I love the papers in this suite and the one with this “woody”station wagon is my favorite. I had the idea of creating a frame and making the paper the centerpiece of the frame. And this card is what I came up with.
The version you see here was supposed to be embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. But somehow, I used the Basketweave embossing folder! I did not notice it until I was gluing it down. But honestly, it works! So, I left it. The Coastal Weave 3D Embossing folder has more of a rattan look to it. But with the dark sheet of DSP I choose, Basketweave works. I may have done the card over again if it had been a lighter color or the design really required a rattan look.
I wanted a yellow card stock for the sentiment, but not too bright, so I choose So Saffron. The flower embellishments are stickers from the Tropical Oasis Memories & More. A great add-on to many of the Designer Series Papers that Stampin’ Up! offers. I use the Memories & More quite often. The “assemblage” for the corner of the frame also used a Tropical Oasis metal trinket and I added a little bit of Linen Thread to tie it all together. A strip of the Braided Burlap Trim was added to reinforce the vintage feel of the card. The frayed ends also add the the vintage look.
I really love the sentiment with the vintage car. Timeless is a perfect description for this beautiful suite of vintage products! If you like tropical, you will love this Product Suite!
Products Used For This Card