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I made this card using the sketch for the June contest in MFT stamps. I made only one change and that is that the back panel is not as long as it is in the sketch. This is my fifth card in the contest. Each card has had me step out a little out of my zone and I have enjoyed making each one. I like trying new things. This card has me drawing again.

I have drawn trees and scenes always as far as I remember. When I saw  this hula girl I knew I’d do just that. So I used the sketch to make a square card, this is 6×6 card. I started with the background on the main image first. I made a mask with post it note and made the ground with tea dye distress ink and took some rubbing alcohol and a piece of denim to create some dimension on the ground. I added some crushed olive distress ink on the top and then tumbled glass and broken china distress ink. When that was done I drew in the tree with the coconuts and the grass and little bird/critter on a rock using black soot distress marker. I colored the tree with copics and the grass. YG03, YG95,97, 99. E13,15, 37,44. I stamped the Hula girl on a separate paper, colored her with copics, E00,11,53 love that orange YR18,68 and all the BV20,23,25, V06 I used on her skirt. I did her skirt twice and added a cut to each strip and adhered it on the top with glossy accents.(thank you Karen for the wonderful Idea). Her flower on the top was also done twice. with B28 and a Melissa Frances pearl colored with R29. Her hair has Y08, YR12, and YR23. I just love the saying Go Coconuts, for once it is not stamped in black but with Rich Cocoa Momento Ink. I cut the whole thing With Out of Box technique and rounded the corners.

I thought the combo with orange and yellow would do well so that is what I did. All cardstock is DCWV (it’s their new, creamy pack) and pattern paper is Basic Grey-Lauderdale. Lots of fun dienamics on this card. I used the squiggles, the sun(just loooove it, don’t know why I did not get it sooner but I am so glad I have it now.) The notched tab border on the side and the awesome hula flower. I cut it’s leaves with both cardstock and with MFT sour apple felt, like the double color look. I added copics to the flower, leaf and sun. I added a small button with MFT blossom Twine with a knot so that it looks like stamen in between. Lastly I added glossy accents to the coconuts.

I used Jody Boosters for the sun, and the main image. I like that it is not too thick and it just gives the right amount of dimension.

Here is the inside. I also added the squiggle dienamic inside and drew some coconuts in it. I stamped the saying from the mini VIP set and rewrote it with Crumb Cake stampin up marker to bring it out more. Added a Zva pearl.

I am also entering it in Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting and I love and appreciate each comment.

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