Friday, August 07, 2020

Aloha Friday

Aloha!  It's Jeanne to day with a fun vintage Hawaiian card featuring dies from the new Beach and Tropical Release.  This release is perfect for summer and right now it's 25% off for a limited time!
The card is actually quite easy to make but does involve some ink blending.  I wanted to make sure that there was a good variety in my browns and I tend to use the same colors all the time.  So before I undertook the coloring, I organized my Distress Oxide inks to see exactly what I had.  Previously they were all thrown in a drawer!

So....I cut all the pieces in white from the Aloha & Ukulele and the Tropical Fruit dies. Then I used blending brushes and colored them using these Distress Oxide inks:
It may seem like a lot but you'll notice there is overlap in the colors I used on the objects.  It really didn't take long and I love the color depth I got!

Next I cut a slim line card (folded size is 3 1/2 x8 1/2 inches) and a panel from wood look paper 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.
I took a scrap piece of white cardstock and stenciled a sky background.
Using the middle size of the Stitched Wide Circle Frames, I cut three from the sky and three from green cardstock.
I inserted the middle part of the sky into the center of the frames.  I now have some "sky" patterned frames which I am storing with my dies for future use!

I cut the word Aloha from dark brown cardstock.  I toyed with the idea of using a bright color but I really didn't want the greeting to compete with the colors of my objects.
I arranged the word and the frames on my panel....
and then cut off the overhang.
I then added all my objects. I used the watermelon slice and turned it into a pineapple slice simply by changing the colors!  This card was fun to create and went quickly once I knew what colors I wanted to use.


Mahalo for stopping by!  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

This is such a cute card Jeanne- a fun way to say hello from a girl who loves Hawaii

Sukie said...

Very cute card! The slimline design is perfect for showcasing the tropical themed die cuts!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the slim line design so cute!