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Hula Pig

>> Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Hi Everyone,

While this new Ain't Got That Swing greeting would be super cute with any golfer image, I decided to make a summer card using one of my favorite stamps, Hula Pig!  If she doesn't have swing, I don't know who does, right?! LOL!

After choosing my piggy stamp, I started off by trying to make a little beach scene, which never comes naturally for me.  If the struggle is real for you too, my advice is to go small.  I stamped the pig and the Palm Tree and began coloring with my Copic markers.  I colored the pig first, and then began on the background, sand, water and sky, finishing up by coloring in the palm tree.  There was a blank spot in the sky, so I inked up and stamp the bird portion of the Seaside Dock stamp, and colored those in using a white gel pen, also using that the create some waves on the ocean.

I cut the scene out using my oval Spellbinders die, matted it and set it aside.  The background was made using the 4 in 1 Seashells and I also added one shell to the punched out greeting too. Since I couldn't stop adding the words "do-whop, do-whop" to the greeting in my head, I added an embossed musical border and layered it using a swirly punch to mimic the ocean waves.

Well, June is right around the corner...Here's to a swinging summer!



Janett Ray said...

You are brilliant Karin, The pig goes perfect with the greeting. Great card.

nwilliams6 said...

Karin, what a great beach scene - well worth the fussy stamping! Love the musical border and other details too. Super cute and fun card! Hugz

Robin Clendenning said...

What a fun idea for that sentiment! The hula skirt is so perfect! Cute, cute, cute!

Sue said...

Awesome!!! Perfect pairing of stamps - wish I'd thought of it ;) You did a fantastic job on the beach scene - love how the sky came out (I can almost feel the breeze!!) and the sand...and the water! I missed seeing the music border until you mentioned it, but I think it's perfect cause I keep singing it too!!

Shelia said...

Super cute card, Karin! Perfect pairing of images!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

this is so cute, Karin! Hula pig is one of my faves & love the punched border and shells on the bg.

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