Travel posters make me smile. They immediately take me away to the tropics with warm surf and tasty drinks. I love vintage 2-dimensional designs as well as modern versions with large monstera leaves and vibrant colors.

 
Those mood-altering posters inspired these cards, and I hope they make you smile!
 

Cardstock

There are lots of die cuts for these cards and to mimic the travel poster style I chose a selection of bright cardstock and glitter paper.

Prep the Pieces

Grab your favorite beach beverage, and let’s do some die-cutting. What’s your favorite vacation drink? Let me know in the comments. I’m partial to a Mai Tai, the color is gorgeous, and it’s tasty too!
 

Hello, Wish You Were Here

 
MirriSparkle Glitter paper has finely milled glitter that cuts like a dream and does not shed. I wanted the monstera leaves to be a bit thicker without having to add dimensional adhesive. So I backed each leaf with a Neenah Classic Crest die-cut.
 
 
I arranged them in a random pattern retaining plenty of white space for contrast. Next, I adhered the monstera and trimmed the overhanging leaves.
 
 

For the sentiment, I die cut Lemon Drop and Rocket Red cardstock with Altenew Simply Hello Die and stacked them to create a drop shadow. The sub-sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words.

For an extra pop of color, I trimmed down the panel and added a strip of Lemon Drop cardstock to the left side.

Sit Back & Relax

 

Altenew Fine Frames Cover Die creates perfectly nested frames in no time. Make adhering the frames a snap by adding double-sided adhesive to your black cardstock before die-cutting.

 

I didn’t have a light pink cardstock, so I colored some up with a pink alcohol marker. Follow the layering guide on the die package to assemble the hibiscus. I adhered the elements popping up some on dimensional adhesive.

 

These easy-going sentiments are from Altenew Build-A-Flower: Larkspur. First, I stamped Relax in Altenew Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Ink. Then I shifted the cardstock about 1 mm and stamped again in Maple Yellow create a drop shadow.

Ebony Nuvo Crystal Drops finish off both of these vacation getaway cards. I hope you enjoyed these projects and that you have a chance to relax and unwind this summer!

 

Pin It

If you’d like to save these projects for later or share them, use this sweet pic. For more inspiration, check out CutCardStock on Pinterest.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I’d love to hear from you, leave a comment or question below so we can chat. If you liked this post, swing by and visit me on my channels below. Thanks again or visiting and until next time Breathe · Ink · Inspire.

Amber Rain Davis

← Older Post Newer Post →

Comments

No comments.

Leave a comment