Friday, July 1, 2022

Paradise, A State of Mind

When you live on the east coast, where winters are long and cold, "Paradise" really is a state of mind.
I started my card by stenciling Bold Florals by ARTplorations onto the background of an A2 sized card base, using DOX inks.

I added Dee's Distinctively Tropical Leaf Trio, that I also blended with DOX inks.

The Impression Obsession Flip Flops add to the beachy feel and the tiny flowers are from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from HoneyBee Stamps set called "Sea Breeze".  Yes, please!!

 I often listen to steel drums and tropical music when I'm creating in my craft room on those dark, cold, winter days.  It helps to put my mind in a different place.

Here's a list of the products I used that can be found at Dies R Us:

Impression Obsession Flip Flops
Dee's Distinctively Tropical Leaf Trio
Spellbinders Flowers 
Distress Oxide Inks

Be sure to stop by the DRU Challenge blog to see more fun inspiration and join in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love everything about your card, the design, the tropical colors, the thought of a nice ocean breeze, ahhh!!

  2. Love this tropical card. Great colors and design.

  3. True That! I do love the change of Seasons though! LOVE your tropical vibe card, I can almost picture the blue green vibrant cool waters surrounding a tropical paradise island. lol Perfect colors and I love the way foliage and flowers cover your card...and those sweet fun flip flops too!

  4. that is just lovely, I like the look of layers with the stenciling and die cuts on top, those flip flops are too cute with their little bows!

  5. This is beautiful, Birgit! I love the colors you used and the way you've layered everything up so perfectly!

  6. Oh Birgit, I wish my state of mind was always Paradise. I could quite happily live there forever. I'm such a tropical kind of person, I could just spend my life in a tropical island somewhere :-) Love your card - so beautiful, fun and happy! Brings a smile to my face and a longing to be at a tropical beach somewhere!

  7. Wow this is it!

  8. Oh, so lovely! A tropical paradise for sure! Love the flip flops and beautiful leaves! It has me marked as Anonymous, but it’s me…Maria Patrick.


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