Paper Sweeties June Release Countdown!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Only one more day until you can get the cute new-release beach-themed stamps and dies from Paper Sweeties! I used the hot air balloon and sandcastle images from Let's Go to the Beach on my card today. I love that the coordinating Sweet Cuts dies make it so easy to cut them out.
After coloring the balloon with Copics, I popped it up with foam tape. No coloring necessary on the sweet little sandcastle. It is stamped onto kraft cardstock. When I inked the stamp, I inked just the flag in Lady Bug and the rest in Rich Cocoa. The sandcastle is sitting on top of a Creamsicle Straw that I pressed flat, and there are a few Frosting sequins to add some sparkle.
I had originally embossed the sandcastle image with glitter embossing powder, then I lightly colored it with a white pencil. I like how it looks, but it was too light for the front of the card. It worked great on the inside, though! The sunglasses are plastic stickers. They don't have lens in them so I glued them to a piece of acetate, trimmed around the frames, then used my airbrush and a dark brown Copic marker to color the acetate from the back side. I tried just coloring the acetate with a marker, but it left streaks. The airbrush worked much better.

More to come tomorrow...

Be sure to visit my Design Teamies for more beachy inspiration:


And, you've still got time to enter the June Paper Sweeties Party Time Inspiration Challenge for a chance to win a Paper Sweeties Gift Certificate! I hope you'll play along with us!

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I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday #401
613 Avenue Create Challenge #128: Anything Goes

~Hugs,

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14 comments :

artful-notions said...

Cheryl, your card is a color wonder! Love the puffy clouds, the fabulous balloon, adorable sandcastle, and how you used the straw. Fabulous card!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Love your bright colorful hot air balloon and LOVE the sandcastle and glasses inside - what a great touch!

Jill Norwood said...

Love this fun and be achy scene! Great idea for using the straw! Love this fabulous card!!!!

Conniecrafter said...

cute and fun beach scene!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the colors!!! Very creative with the sunglasses!!!!

Debbie said...

Fun in the sun for sure! I love this cheery card -- especially the embossed sand castle inside!

The Craft Princess said...

What sweet sand castle card....any little girl would LOVE it :) Hugs...Janie

Maria said...

Love that colorful hot air balloon and flip flop paper, Cheryl! And, what a clever way to incorporate the straw...so fun! Love your summer beach card inside and out!:-)

laurie said...

What an awesome beach scene..love it!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a cool card. I'd love to go to the beach right now! :) Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Cheryl, this is SO fun!!! I LOVE all the amazing texture--and your flip flop paper is perfect! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Leslie Miller said...

This is the cutest thing, Cheryl! I love how brightly you colored the balloon, and the flip flop paper is just beachy perfect! The sand castle looks great both ways. Love your idea of embossing in gold and coloring in white. A nice touch for the inside of the card!

Sierra Rinta said...

I love it!! Its so colorful and creative!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

So much fun on one card! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and I hope you'll join us again soon.

Hugs,
Em AKA Creative Em
613 Avenue Create DT