Monday, April 5, 2021

Hawaii is Calling & I Must Go - Double Trouble Challenge #81

This is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challenge #81 "Dream Bubble" asking you to include a favorite summer activity or vacation. My Dream Bubble was a trip to Hawaii. We had one scheduled for April of last year and the Pandemic put it on hold. So hopefully later this year or next year we will feel more comfortable to take to the air to Hawaii. Twisted Sister's optional twist was to use a speech or cloud bubble for your sentiment and I chose to use a cloud.

Our partner for this challenge is Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #516, and if you have included a favorite summer activity or vacation spot you can enter their challenge too.  

The front of my card is totally made with Cricut svg files; using the Hawaiian card; but moderating the Hawaiian dancer to a print instead of a cut, and the Hibiscus were also initally a cut of several colors so I modified it to a print for coloring.  

And the sentiment was found on Cricut; but decided to build my own by pulling in a set of clouds and then added text to the clouds.  There was a considerable amount of time spent on that because I had to familiarize myself with when to use weld, attach, etc.; somewhat frustrating but I was determined and accomplished it.  Another modification was made to the card so I could cut the front a smidgen smaller for the frame. Well, Cricut went to work.  I should have experimented a little more and maybe I could have the items cut too; but I played long enough with the images.   

Now to find what design papers to use... so started going through my stash starting with "A" and the first one considered was "Calypso" (a maybe); continued my search and came to "Postcard Perfect" and it was perfect... I fell in love and my search was over.  I had the total packet with the exception of one design paper in half.  Wow, how did I not use this ever before. 

Almost any paper could have been used for this card; but I chose the white leafy vellum to adhere to the back of the front of the card and adhered the blended blue waves to the inside.  So, beyond the leaves there were the ocean waves pounding away on the inside with some Hawaiian flowers floating in the bottom corner (cut from one of the design papers).  My "Dream Bubble" was coming alive and the frame was made with the light brown patterned paper for sand. 

Colored my images with Copic Sketch alcohol-based brush pens in a variety of colors and adhered them and the cloud sentiment with 3D thin foam tape.  The floral on the inside was fussy-cut from a design paper in the same packet and glued to the inside paper.  

Also submitted to the following challenges:  
     Yummie Colors - Chose to use a combo of colors) 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     Postcard Perfect 
     White Daisy 
Cricut Cuts 
     Life is a Beach M464E9 "Hula Card" 
     Tropical Staycation M1EC63DFF "Tropical Three Hibiscus" 
     Summer Bliss Season M370A7 "Clouds"
     Copic Sketch Pens in variety of colors 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Melanie R said...

I hope your Hawai'i dream comes true, Sue! It is a beautiful place. Just keep practicing your hula dancing!

Alyson Mayo said...

What a perfect card for this challenge - love the floral cluster in the corner.

Sandy said...

Suzanne Such a cute card! Thanks for everything.
Sandy, Cupcake Inspirations

Kellianne said...

Could that sentiment be more perfect?? How cute. I love the hula girl too. This is so very cute Sue! Was so bummed I let this challenge slip from my calendar of due dates.

Bhavya Raghavendra said...

Such a pretty Cheerful card!
Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! Hugs

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable card!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper