The other night I was watching a show on HGTV called Hawaii Life. I love to watch these and see homes in other places. Of course, I would love to visit Hawaii but after seeing the prices I am not so sure I want to live there. Anyway, I started thinking about a card I made a year or so ago that had a bear in a hula skirt on it. It was one that I really had a good time making because of the humor it had. Well, as I was remembering him, I started thinking why not make another card with a hula dancer but this time use Ellen Kemper's little miss backside as inspiration. Now you remember her from last week as the shop-a-holic. She gets the name of little miss backside because the image is always from the back. Since I had this inspiration hit me, I decided to run with it. Here is the card I came up with:
I started with a base card of Daffodil Delight measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". I added a layer of Bashful Blue measuring 4" x 5 1/4". I ran this through my big shot using the cloudy day impression folder. I used a white colored pencil and colored in all the clouds just to give them a bit of distinction. I attached this to the base using runner adhesive. I then used a scrap of Island Indigo for a bit of ocean water. I trimmed it using a pair of decorative scissors called small wave and attached it to the blue with runner adhesive. Using another scrap of Crumb Cake, I tore off 2 strips of it and attached them together with runner adhesive. I then used a background stamp I have and my Crumb Cake ink and stamped little dots onto the sand. It is attached to the card with runner adhesive. The final touch was to add a little dazzling diamond glitter to the sand and water with my 2 way glue pen.
Since my little girl will be hula dancing on the beach, I wanted it to be a nice sunny day for her. I punched out the largest flower from my boho blossom punch using Daffodil Delight card stock. I then added a yellow glitter I happen to have using my 2 way glue pen to make it sparkle. It is attached to the card using a dimensional.
I thought the word "Aloha" would be a perfect greeting for this card. I decided to use my alphabet stamp set and stamp the letters directly onto my beach. I used Soft Suede ink to do this so it would stand out a bit.
Finally we come to our hula dancer herself. I used Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Garden Green and the retired Blushing Bride as my card stock colors. Although it might be difficult to see, there is a strip of Daffodil Delight across her back to be the strap of her top. The hair just covers it up a bit. Here is a list of punches I used to make her:
Hair - retired key tag punch
Body - retired butterfly punch
Arms and Legs - word window punch; I trimmed the arms a little to make them thinner
Hands - scallop flower from the boho blossom punch
Skirt - large petal from the blossom builder punch; I attached a scrap of green across the waist to hide all the petal ends
Feet - punch from the little labels punch pack trimmedFlowers - plus looking flower from the itty bitty punch pack
All pieces were attached together using liquid glue and the finished girl was attached to the card with dimensionals. I added small pearls to the center of each flower to add a bit of class to them. I also drew on the lines on the leaves of the skirt using my Garden Green Stampin' Up! marker.
I thought she turned out pretty cute. I have not decided what I am going to use her for but whoever receives her will love her.
Thanks for stopping by to see me today. I do hope you drop by tomorrow to see what I have for you then. Have a wonderful rest of your day!!!