OK so this card is quite the flashback. This card was created back before I had a BigShot, seems like forever ago and had to be created using punches. Anyway, my kids had been invited to a Luau themed birthday and wanted a Luau themed birthday card, hmmmmm what to do. I can’t take full credit for this card as it is a conglomeration of multiple cards that I found on Stampin Connection from other Stampin’ Up demos (I will give credit below) It was a fun card to assemble and it went over quite well. I still have to laugh because at the time when I found the sample of the Hula dancer I was going to use she didn’t have a bikini sting in the back and my daughter was quite put out that there was the implication that she may be topless. My hula dancer has a bikini top string 🙂
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All the supplies used in this card are from Stampin’ UP. Cardstock used is Whisper White (background before it was brayered) Early Espresso, Garden Green, Basic Black, and Blush Blossom, Marina Mist, and Sahara Sand.
The background is inspired by the brayer work of Michelle Zindorf (her website is Freedom in Creating by Michelle Zindorf check it out she has some amazing work) I masked the bottom 2/3 of the card and brayered the top in So Safron (several layers) I then cut out a circle mask and placed it where I wanted the sun. I then Brayered Pumpkin Pie ink over the Saffron, then Really Rust over 1/2 of the Pumpkin, then Cherry Cobbler overt about 1/2 the Really Rust. I removed the sun mask to reveal the yellow sun. Next, I masked the bottom third of the card and brayered the whole bottom with Bashful Blue ink, then I used Marina Mist over some of the Bashful Blue. I used a darker blue on the bottom but it was too dark so I covered it with the Saraha Sand cardstock ripped to resemble the beach.
The tree and the coconut drink are CASED from Jackie Topa (her blog is called Addicted to Stamping) The tree trunk was hand drawn and cut out then highlighted with a white Gel Pen. The leaves are a large Oval with pieces trimmed out and Sponged with matching ink. The coconuts were cut out with circle punches and highlighted with a white gel pen. The coconut drink is a white circle punch and a brown circle punch, trimmed to match and layered. The straw was hand cut, and the mini umbrella is an itty bitty stamp.
The Hula dancer was CASED from Ellen Kemper (She does amazing punchart and her blog is called Blinkin’ Thinkin’ & Inkin’ she hasn’t posted anything new in a while but she still has quite a few amazing tutorials). Hula girl was created by using a Butterfly punch for her body, large ovals trimmed for the skirt, Word window punch for the legs and hair, Large black circle for the top of her head, large heart trimmed for the arms, the small heart for the hand and small flowers to decorate her hair.
I added a little glitter to the flowers and a pink string for her bikini top.
3 thoughts on “Luau Punch Art Birthday Card”
This is a great card, I’d be lost without my die cutting machine xx