Like many of you I’ve been glued to the news about the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped deep inside a flooded cave system in Thailand. Over the past two days 8 boys have been rescued, and as I write this post the process of getting the remaining 5 people out is already underway.
This drama has captured the attention of the world and there are hundreds of people involved in helping to ensure that this story has a happy ending. Some have travelled from across the globe to assist the Thai Navy Seals with their diving and cave rescue expertise. Others are local people, cooking, washing clothes and offering transport to the rescuers, doing whatever they can to show their gratitude without any thought of fame or compensation. While there are a few that see this as a way to promote their own personal agenda, for the most part, this is humanity at its best.
So today’s project was created with this in mind, and while I reached for the Designer Series Paper (DSP) because this image reminded me of the jungle, it was only afterwards I remembered that the pack was called Tropical Escape.
I began with the DSP, cut to cover the entire front of a card base cut from Thick Whisper White Card, and fixed to it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
I attached another piece of the same DSP to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope and cut it to shape with Paper Snips.
Finally I added a 3/4″ strip of the DSP down the right side of a layer of Whisper White Card and fixed that inside the card base.
Using my Big Shot and multipurpose platform with dies from the Stitched Shapes Framelits I cut out pieces for the focal point of my card. On the Granny Apple Green Card I used the #3 square die, and on the Whisper White Card the #2 square die (counting from the smallest up).
The Granny Apple Green piece was fixed to the front of the card with liquid glue and then a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon was attached diagonally across it with Tear & Tape Adhesive. On top of the Burlap Ribbon I used more Tear & Tape to add a piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon.
Finally I used Shaded Spruce ink to stamp the sentiment from the Waterfront Stamp Set onto the die-cut Whisper White piece (it’s a photopolymer stamp so I could look right through it to get the perfect placement). With a few Stampin’ Dimensionals I placed the sentiment over the ribbon and I was done.
I love the feel of this card, the rustic burlap ribbon compliments the leaves, while the pop of bright yellow adds a cheery accent. I think it all acts as the perfect backdrop for the sentiment. I hope you like it.
Designer Series Paper Promotion
The Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper is one of 10 different packs included in the Buy 3 Get 1 promotion running throughout July.
You can see (and order) all the packs in the promotion over in the B3G1 section of my Stampin’ Up! store.