I made this for my dearest friend's milestone birthday with the Life's A Beach Cricut cartridge, which appears to have endless possibilities I love.
The corrugated cardboard is from pp packaging. The bg pp and glossy pp were from a souvenir notepad and sheet I got during my first visit to Maui. They have also appeared in my Picasso Postcard, Tropical Inchies, and Language of Love ATCs.
I chose this theme as a nod to several summers ago, when my friend's praise of the island convinced us to go. We had the great fortune of sharing overlapping vacation days when we formed strong, everlasting bonds while ziplining, parasailing, hiking, dining, and taking tons of pictures. We still reminisce about the memories we made while we continue to form new ones.
A couple of notes I'd like to share: The fish is caught in a little mesh net. I snipped the tiniest pieces of black cs and curled them to form eyelashes, and trimmed an even tinier pair of lips which I dented with the curve of my fingernail. I also used color pencils to add some blush and tan skin tones. The grass skirt are made of 3 layers of the same shape, one is flipped and another cropped, to simulate movement. In fact, I think this hula girl kinda looks like her.
Life's A Beach Cricut cart, Prima flower, moon beads, green vellum, various DCWV solid cs, alphas, & lip pp scraps, The Paper Co. textured solid cs, fish & scallop punches, blue gel pen, staples, mesh, souvenir notepad bg pp and glossy pp, corrugated card