Boy was this fun to craft...scroll down to see how I made it!
This is my newest very fun tropical party card! My inspiration for this card was my blog title...Crafty Cabana.
I wanted to create something that displayed the cabana feel and this is where my inspiration took me.
- I combined two cards (an 8 1/2" x 11" paper cut in half horizontally and each folded and taped together)
- After I had these basic elements, I had to come up with something that would make the card stand out or pop, so I refered to my Pop-Up Book by Paul Jackson which demonstrated how to make a cylinder lay flat when closed and pops out when opened. I used that base to create my Tiki Bar. I added a ledge (with a drink) and for the thatched roof I cut stripes from yellow paper (without cutting all the way through so the stayed as one unit) and since they flew up and wouldn't stay down I added hemp to secure them.
- For the palm trees (Lettering Delights) I thought it would be fun to hang some lanterns from them to really create a beach party feel. I made the lanterns by accordion folding colored paper and clipping them to look a little more like a lantern and then hot glued them to a piece of hemp.
- The background was fun because I had to figure out if I wanted daytime or twilight....of course I picked twilight! I created the sunset background in Adobe Photoshop Elements and added a sparkle swirl brush in yellow to resemble stars and magic. Then I used 3 different colors of blue for the ocean, and cut out some sand and rocks. I inked all of the edges to give it dimension and make it more interesting, and lots of glitter to finish it off. I will probably definately make another fun scene, as soon as I think of what it will be!