Another Tropical Hideaway


I’ve been exploring different ways to color the Tropical Hideaway large format stamp. I have to confess: this is not my favorite. I’m happy with the card layout, but the watercolor technique I used made the images blur. That’s how you learn!

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  • Stamps: Tropical Hideaway, Happiness Abounds
  • Color Palette: Basic White, Mint Macaron, Soft Succulent
  • Accessories: Big Boss, Stylish Shapes dies, Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, White Crinkle Ribbon, Water Painter, Blending Brushes, Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels

I stamped the Tropical Hideway stamp on a Basic White panel using Soft Succulent Ink. I used more Soft Succulent Ink with my Water Painters to add color to the leaves. It was a fun experiment, but it’s not one I expect to repeat. The water caused the outlines to blur too much for my taste.

I enjoyed the process, and the total effect is soft and a little romantic. I added that White Crinkle Ribbon to soften it even more (oh my goodness, I love that ribbon!).

I’ll bet you already have ideas about how to make this work better! Try them out and let me know – I’m still creating with this image! You can have your own Tropical Hideaway shopping HERE.

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