I made this awesomely cute Hawaiian themed card for a friend of mine back in January. I started out with one idea but it all changed once I started making the card.
I started out with making Hawaiian looking flowers like I made for a scrapbook page and the hula girl. I put it all together and it just didn't look right. The hula girl needed an environment. She looked off just there with nothing but flowers next to her. I scrapped the idea of flowers and decided to create a scene for her.
The sky is actually the base of the card. For the ocean I dry embossed using my Cuttlebug and then inked it to give it two shades of blue rather than the one. On top of the ocean I place a shiny tan colored cardstock that I also embossed. I tried to ink it but the ink just slid right off. Note to self: glossy paper = no good with ink.
Next came the palm tree or is it a coconut tree? The palm trees here don't grow coconuts so there's my confusion! Anyway, isn't it cute?! I traced the image from a jpeg I found on the internet. I embossed the tree using the Cuttlebug and a Sizzix embossing folder that I got for 60% off at Joann's. I inked it to make the textured look give it a more real look. The coconuts were actually scraps form another card that I had laying on the table. Score!
|I love how the coconut tree turned out|
Little miss hula girl is precious. I cut her out and pieced her together giving her skirt and hair flower double layers. I drew in her face with pencil. Let me tell you...that is hula girl #2. Number 1 looked like the wicked witch of the west (that's the ugly witch right?). I had her all ready to go and then drew in her face....umm, she looked so horrible!! I had to take all the pieces off and redo her body/face. Oh, and her leg foot off! Hahaha. The one I ended up with is perfect. No funky face and she has two feet!
|I used a hand punch for the flowers (Martha Stewart I think)|
|The Sentiment is stamped and embossed|
A lot of work went into this card but it was fun to make and I love the end result!