Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hula Girl Birthday Card

I created this birthday card for a friend who lived in Hawaii for many years. The hula girl is created completely out of punched shapes. My inspiration came from the very talented punch art artist, Ellen Kemper. I have changed out some of her pieces and added the sunset background. If you would like to see Ellen’s original card, please check HERE.

The following is a description of the pieces I used to create my card.
Body: Crumb Cake Butterfly
Arms: Crumb Cake Butterfly, cut in half and trimmed to resemble arms
Hair: 5 Basic Black Word Window Pieces, hand trimmed at top
Flower: Rose Red Itty Bitty Shapes (scallop)
Skirt: Always Artichoke 1-3/4” x 7/8” Oval with hand cut fringes
Legs: 2 Crumb Cake Word Window Pieces
Palm Leaves: 1-3/4” x 7/8” Oval with hand cut to resemble palm fronds.
Tree Trunk: Soft Suede Hand Cut, scribbled with a Soft Suede Marker to resemble palm tree growth pattern
Water: Tempting Turquoise torn edges, sponged with Whisper White Craft ink and Pumpkin Pie (to resemble reflective sunset)
Sun: Pumpkin Pie 2-1/2” Circle

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Craft White; Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Garden Green, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Basic Black; Punches: Butterfly, Word Window, 1-3/4” x 7/8” Oval, 2-1/2” Circle, Itty Bitty Shapes; Sponge Daubers, Soft Suede Marker.

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