MFT VIP New Product Tour – Paradise Found

It’s time for My Favorite Things‘ VIP!  This month’s kit is titled Fun in the Sun. I certainly had fun creating my summery scene!   :)

For $34.90, you can purchase Pure Innocence Hula Girl and Sprinkler Girl stamp sets, Fun in the Sun Sentiments mini (VIP exclusive stamp set - will never be offered for sale or be available again $9 value, FREE), Hibiscus Die-namics and Notched Border Die-namics. You can find the new collection HERE (while supplies last).

I adore this little hula girl, so much that I had to make two!  I stepped out of my E00/E11 comfort zone for the skin tones and used E11/E13 for the girl on the left and E13/ E15 for the girl on the right.  (R20 for both on cheeks.)

They’re colored with Copics with little pieced suits.  I used two layers of Catch a Wave Die-namics along the bottom and the new Hibiscus Die-namics to create the flower.

I die-cut two flowers then layered them with bits of foam tape between the petals.

On the inside, I stamped another hula girl, a second sentiment from the set and added a single layer flower.

Before I started, I took a quick peek online to see just what a hibiscus looks like. When I saw the long stamen, I wanted to find a way to recreate it.  Here’s how I created the one layer flower on the inside of my card:

Die-cut flower pieces.

Use Antique Linen Distress ink to shade the center of the flower.  Sponge the inside piece using Brushed Corduroy.

Place the center piece onto a foam cushion then roll the ball end of a quilling tool (or something similar) in the middle to gently fold up the edges, creating a dip. Punch a hole in the center.  (I used a paper-piercer.) After forming the flower (by gluing small tab to adjacent petal), adhere rolled piece to flower center.

Cut five short lengths of white string.  Knot the end of each piece.

With strings rolled together, apply adhesive from approximately 1/4″ below knots to ends.  Roll strings together to form a tighter bond.

Insert strings through hole and tape ends to the back.

Flip flower over and separate strings.

As an afterthought, I used a a cream marker to define the embossed lines on the petals.

Be sure to check out the links on Kim’s blog for direct links to more samples using these cute new sets and dies!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  My Favorite Things “Hula Girl”  (Pure Innocence)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress   Paper:  MFT Kraft Replenishments , X-Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic “Nutmeg” (6×6)   Accessories: Copic markers (E11, E13, E15, E18, R20, Y21, YR23, BG10, BG13, W00), MFT Hibiscus and Catch a Wave Die-namics, string, sponge, Copic 1/4″ foam tape.   Finished size 5″ x 5″.

16 Responses to MFT VIP New Product Tour – Paradise Found

  1. Wow! This is just absolutely fabulous! What a creative idea to make the flower stamen. Adorable image and a great job on the paper piecing. Those hula skirts look fantastic.

  2. Gorgeous card! Your flower is amazing. Thanks for the step-by-step. That is neat! Love the sun-kissed kiddos. So cute!

  3. Everything here is fabulous, the flower tutorial, the suntanned little sweeties, the wave detail. Swooooon. Gorgeous in every way!

  4. Wow, the flower and the stamen is such a great look, love the tutorial, great card, Nd double the fun

  5. Wowzers, I love how you made two hula girls & tanned them, great job!

  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Michele! You totally captured the island feeling here. You’ve coloured the Hula Girls beautifully, as always….two bronzed beauties!!! Love your gorgeous Hibiscus flowers…great tip too on making the long stamens!
    Hugs,t

  7. Awesome card, love the stamens on your flower

  8. Absolutely adorable, love the images and your card is amazing.

  9. Oh this is gorgeous! You are BRILLIANT! Love your flower!!!!

  10. OMG !!!!!! totally gorgeous, I am in awe …love your card and how you colored the girls to look kissed by the sun!

  11. This is STUNNING! I love the detail on the Hibiscus!

  12. Those flowers are AMAZING! Stamens and everything! Only you, M, only you… :)

  13. OMGosh, two hula girls! how adorable. Thanks for the tutorial on the flower, I love it

  14. LOVE the stamen….what a fabulous realistic look this gave the flower. it was fabulous before, but now it’s WOW! love your card.

  15. Gorgeous!! Love the sunkissed girls! And that stamen is gorgeous!!

  16. SHUT the front door! Not one but TWO adorable HUla girls??? You ROCK Michele! AND, that flower stamen…GENIUS!

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