Hi everyone! Looking for a unique card with a summertime feel? Teri here to show you how to make tropical-inspired Aloha cards that are perfect to send over the next few months! Let’s send an Aloha~!
Elements of an Aloha Card
Start by creating a couple of floral backgrounds with stencils and ink. Don’t have any stencils that will work? Use tropical-themed patterned papers instead!
Apply a strip of Crafty Power Tape Polybag 81ft on the edge of a cardstock strip. Designer’s Tip: I find an air hockey paddle is a great tool for burnishing tape as it’s flat and allows you to apply pressure evenly because it has felt underneath it. Take the top liner off. Then, with the color-side up, gently rub a piece of bronze foil from the Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Nature Colors, with your fingertips to the tape.
Adhere your floral stenciled paper onto a card and then add the strip to it with the E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser. Decorate the foiled strip with a small strip of patterned paper and a couple of Creative Photo Corners Kraft.
Create a sentiment on a strip of cardstock. Set it on your card for measurement and placement.
Remove the sentiment strip. Randomly add some adhesive from the E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser to it and place the gold thread on it. Make sure that it peeks out from behind the sentiment.
Change the Look with Lighter Colors and More
You can follow these steps to make a whole bunch of cards!
Mix up your design by using a slightly lighter color scheme! You can also change where you place the Creative Photo Corners Kraft on your foiled strip of cardstock.
Another way to mix things up is to add more Adhesive Dots Micro to your design!
I hope you are inspired to make a few tropical-inspired cards of your own!
Creative Time: 60 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
- Crafty Power Tape Polybag 81ft
- Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Nature Colors
- Crafty Foam Tape White
- E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser
- Adhesive Dots Micro
- Creative Photo Corners Kraft
White and Kraft Cardstock: Neenah Paper; Stamps: Waffle Flower (Tropical Sentiments); Stencils: Waffle Flower (Layered Orchid); Ink Pads: Ranger Ink; Gold Metallic Thread: Kreinik; Air Hockey Paddle