Saturday, September 03, 2022

Bron's 60th birthday hop - Tropical Holiday!!

Hello and Welcome to Bron's Birthday Hop - this is the one to celebrate her birthday!!
 Woohooo.  Happy Happy Birthday Bron!!  

The theme this month is her holiday destination - Tropical Holiday!!  She's been to Port Douglas, the Daintree, Cooktown and the stunning north Queensland paradise beaches.  What a brilliant holiday! 

So, OF COURSE, I pulled out my gorgeous (new to me) stamp set Sunkissed - perfectly made for tropical Queensland destinations!!  I was inspired by the amazingly incredible Vicki Boucher to try this fold and you can see her gorgeous project here.  

My card is quite simple really - I stamped all the images from Sunkissed with Gray Granite and then sponged all the panels using Tahitian Tide and So Saffron with blending brushes.  I then coloured all the images using Stampin' Blends - with Old Olive, Soft Suede and Tahitian Tide for the water.  I used masking paper and one of the Palms dies to create the sun in the sky.  

The back of my card features the same treatment and also leaves a place to write my greeting to Bron.  This is going into the post, but I know it won't arrive to her before her birthday ...... so SURPRISE!!  

I have also added some Wink of Stella to the ocean to show the way the sun shines on the water - I hope you can see it in the photo?

Up next on the hop is the amazing Tina - make sure you keep hopping all the way around to see everyone's awesomeness!!  


  1. Perfect fancy fold Julia, and definitely a set for tropical Qld - sunkissed nose and sandy toes, we've all got great memories of such days.

  2. Perfect! Love the effect of wink of stella.

  3. That’s beautiful! Thank you for sharing about the fold

  4. This is a wonderful fancy fold, Julia, and you've used the Sunkissed stamp set images so well to create a tropical holiday scene.

  5. What a fantastic fancy fold! The scene you've created looks amazing, and I love the addition of the Wink Of Stella on the ocean.

  6. This is lovely, Julia! The fold gives so much depth and perspective, I fully expect to hear the sound of waves in real life. :-)

  7. Such a fabulous fancy fold Julia! It showcases your gorgeous scene so beautifully your Wink of Stella adds another fabulous layer of glamorous.

  8. Such a cool fold and a cute, beach scene. It looks even better up close! Thanks so much for the birthday card and joining in with the hops this year.


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