Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cocktail Anyone?


This was one of the cards we recently did at one of my classes - we were having a 'retirement' party, luau style, and having fun with the new Tropical Party set in the Summer Mini. I've seen a few of these out in blogland, but don't know who to credit for the original idea, but I was inspired by the coconut from the Tropical Party set!

* First I kreated a template for my 'cracked' coconut - much like the shape of simple tulip
* Traced that onto a standard cardbase of Creamy Caramel and snipped out.
* Using Close to Cocoa ink, I swiped the pad across one side of the Square Lattice Embossing Folder - I am really diggin' this folder :) Don't worry, simply run under water to completely clean your folder after you are finished
* Placed the cardfront onto the inked folder and rolled through the Big Shot - adds great texture and more 'definition' with the added ink
* Every tropical drink needs an umbrella, right? Kreate with a square piece of DSP (3-1/2x3-1/2)and accordian fold. Once in accordian, fold in half, stick together with a glue dot and then fan open. SO cute!! Add a toothpick with a glue dot to the back of a fold. Add the umbrella with a glue dot to the coconut. (could also cut a straw and adhere it too!)


* Added a piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and traced the template approx 1/2" above the jagged coconut edges. Sentiment, from Heard from the Heart, stamped in Choc Chip and then adhered white piece over umbrella toothpick for a more 'finished look
* Snipped out some 'grass' and a floral from the Tropical Party set and punched out a Passion Pink 5 Petal flower - layered them with a Circle Fire Rhinestone and placed on a dimensional on the front of the card.

ahhhhh, anyone else wanting to kick up your feet oceanside with one of these ?! I'm totally ready for a luau :) I know SHE is :) I am just having so much fun with this set. hehe


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11 comments:

lisa808 said...

So cute--love the coconut & umbrella!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Adorable and what a great way to use the texture folder!!

Cards by Gina said...

Beautiful, Kim! So much fun!

Melissa said...

What fun!! That is great!

Mary Fish said...

Delicious texture for your coconut! Clever! Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

You are so smart! I love that umbrella and the texture really makes the coconut real! I'm getting thirsty here...

Ann Schach said...

This is so cute! I want to come to one of your classes!

Linda Callahan said...

o-so-cute!

Kim Burmeister said...

This is adorable! You are so creative.

Lorraine said...

How stinkin' cute is this! That embossing just makes the best pineapple.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Awesome coconut drink. Love the umbrella and flower too. Neat idea!!! Hugs,