When Heather sent me this set several weeks ago I laughed and laughed and laughed. I love the sentiments! I couldn’t wait to play with the set! This weekend was the perfect chance, what with our crazy weather and all. We needed a little warming up around here!
Here’s Kim Teasdale’s Sketch Tuesday SSD02 for Skipping Stones Design:
And here is my take on the sketch. It’s a simple, yet fun card.
I have a hard time sticking to the rules.. LOL… so I had to make a bigger “little” circle to fit my image. I also used some brads and a funky ribbon bit to create the “illusion” of the three stripes on the left hand side. The ribbon was this weird straw like ribbon that I snipped apart and created both the thing on the left and the 3D hula skirt.I snipped apart the ribbon and carefully placed it neatly on top of the skirt (which I colored in with watercolor pencils and OMS) and glued it down with that awesome Zig 2 way glue. I held it in place with some pliers until it was nice and stuck to the paper. I stamped a double image of the hula girl on scrap CS and cut out the waistband and glued it on top of the hula skirt.
Here’s what the ribbon looks like when it’s whole:
I had so much fun playing with sunshiney glitter! The glitter is a custom Erin mix… I mixed red, orange and yellow glitters from Doodlebug until I got just the right sunset-y look. I cut out a circle with my Nestabilities, cut off the bottom part of the circle, and then ran it thru my Xyron machine. I carefully peeled off the Xyron backing tape and then generously sprinkled it with glitter and pressed the glitter down into the adhesive. A few flicks, taps, and general shakes later, I adhered it to the card.
The water background is made with the Dots CB Embossing folder and the texture on the top brown CS was made with the Forest Branches CB Embossing folder. (It’s kind of hard to see in the photo, but it looks a little like bamboo…)
Every hula girl needs some bling so I added a littler sparkle to the flower in her hair with some Stickles and colored in her skin and make up with some watercolor pencils. (I still haven’t made it on the uber expensive Copic wagon yet.)
Stamps – SSD Tropical Birthday
Inks – Stazon Black
Papers – Close To My Heart
Accessories – Cuttlebug Machine & Embossing folders (bubbles/dots and forest branches), Doodlebug glitter, Stickles, watercolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, misc ribbon, adhesives, brads, Nestabilities dies.
May your coconuts never hang lower than your grass skirt and may you have warmth in your homes today as we freeze to death in icy cold Utah.
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