So here's is today's quick card - I call it the Dumpling Dash card, but it has nothing to do with dumplings. Instead - it's a Hawaiian-themed card. I love Hawaii and always wondered what it would be like to celebrate Christmas in Hawaii. "Mele Kalikimaka" means "Merry Christmas" in Hawaiian.
Here's the behind the scenes video:
- White card base: 4.25"W x 11"H, scored at 5.5" mark
- Kraft Card Stock for the sand
- Palm Tree stamp
- Ranger Distress Ink: Pine Needles and Walnut Stain for the tree
- Prismacolor Colored Pencil in Brown and Aqua
- Hero Arts Shadow Inks: Tide Pool and Soft Pool
- Multi-colored embellishments (pink, blue, white)
- Buttons (My Mind's Eye)
- Pink Baker's Twine (The Twinery)
- Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies
- Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes dies
- The Stamps of Life flipflop2stamp stamps for the waves
- Stamp the Palm Tree onto the white card base using the Pine Needles and Walnut Stain distress inks. Color the trunk with colored pencil.
- Stamp the waves at the bottom of the card. Color in with colored pencil.
- Cut out the sand mound from the stitched slopes die.
- Layer the sand on top of the waves.
- Print the sentiment out on the computer and cut with the stitched rectangles die.
- Cut a piece of patterned paper to border the white sentiment. I found some scrap pink paper that felt Hawaiian themed.
- Layer all the pieces onto the card.
- Add buttons to the sand mound. I added pink twine to the larger button.
- Add ornaments/embellishments to the tree.
- Tied Pink Twine on top of the card for additional color.
Here are a few close-up shots:
There you have it! Mele Kalikimaka!