Floating Sunset


When I saw Laura’s Floating Sunset Palm card I did a little happy dance. I knew this was a card I would love making again and again, and the Paradise Palms bundle absolutely makes this project!

Handmade card with a blue watercolor background and a multi color circle with a palm tree
  • Stamps: Paradise Palms, Here Together
  • Color Palette: Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sorbet, Poppy Parade, Starry Sky, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
  • Accessories: Big Boss, Palms dies, Layering Circles dies, Watercolor Paper, Ink Refill, Water Painters, Window Sheets, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Handmade card close up with multicolored circle and die cut palm on a blue watercolor background

The technique is really simple: cut a circle from our window sheets and adhere strips of colored card stock. I chose to vary their width, which also allowed me to include more colors. 😁 I added a little color to the palm, and used Starry Sky to wash the watercolor paper with color for the background.

handmade card with a multicolored semi circle on a blue watercolor wash background with a palm tree and the words Hope you find a little paradise wherever you may be

I made a second version with the sun sinking into the water. I considered changing the color of the background for this, but honestly, this is how it looks when I watch the sun go down, so I kept it.

A card held open to show 3 small palm trees on the inside. Behind the card is a stamp case with palm images

The inside of this card was begging for these 3 palms, which I colored with Stampin’ Write markers.

Do you see that label on my stamp case? 22JJ? I embraced my inner nerd and made labels for each case to indicate the catalog where they first appeared. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to dig back for that information, so now when my order comes I get out my label maker and put labels on EVERYTHING.

22JJ means this bundle is made its debut in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. It has carried over to the 22-23 Annual Catalog, but it is NOT available as a bundle in the Annual Catalog. That means you have until June 30 to save 10% on this indispensable bundle, so SHOP NOW.

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The June Paper Pumpkin features fresh summer designs and sentiments to make 9 cards with matching envelopes. Your kit includes a customizable canvas bag – and you can order more mini bags to deliver your cards with style!

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Box with stamped bag and berries and title Pick of the Crop

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3 thoughts on “Floating Sunset

  1. What beautiful cards! I love how you made the strips different widths. Thanks for sharing your storage tip with the labels! I would probably have to take that one step further and put a second sticker on it to show that it carried over so I’d know it’s still current. That’s a great way to track when it first premiered! I definitely want to try this technique with the floating sun!

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