This set is great fun to color and has some cool decorative elements like the bamboo piece and the palm leaf. The card above was stamped on water color paper with Stazon ink and colored using a combination of SU! markers and a water brush. The palm tree part was mounted on a bit of Olive cardstock. For the bamboo frame piece, I stamped the bamboo segment on the watercolor paper and then 'washed'' the background with some summer sun re-inker mixed with water. Then I went back and colored the bamboo pieces in with marker and a water brush. After it dried, I highlighted with a white gel pen. The card itself is a piece of celery cardstock which was all over stamped with the palm leaf and olive ink. I used the same coloring method for the islander as I did for the palm tree, but cut it out after it dried and "popped" it up on dimensionals over the previously mentioned pieces. The sentiment was stamped in black stazon.
My second card also uses only stamps from the new Paradise Island set. This time I chose the tiki hut and the fish drying on a pole. This card was colored using traditional watercolors on WC paper with a paint brush. The pole is stamped on the background with the fish added 3 dimensionally over top. The water is accented with glitter.
Now if you've had fun checking out my samples today, be sure to go and visit the design team girls' blogs as well. They have some super samples to share!! (links are at the top of the right hand column) And be sure to come back tomorrow for a peek at another new set that we will be releasing for sale on Thursday.