Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pilin' on the Summertime Fun

The theme this week at Pile It On is Hot Fun in the Summertime, and we're sponsored by Pink Gem Designs, so I used their Beach Fence and Sunshine & Smiles digi stamps to create this beach-scene easel card:

I had lots of fun with this card! I fussy cut the image. I colored the Beach Fence scene with a brown marker and painted it with white Crackle Paint, heating it to give it a worn look. The umbrella is pieced with a digital paper from Mel Stampz. I cut it twice, popping the top portion with foam tape. I added color to some of the stripes with a hot-pink marker. The umbrella stand and ball are also colored with Copic markers, but I popped the ball with more foam tape.

The sailboat, sandals, and coconut cocktail are buttons from Dress It Up (a "must use my coupon" splurge purchase I made at A.C. Moore this week!) and are adhered with Glossy Accents. I also used some actual shells as well.

The crab and starfish are stamps from a Recollections rubber stamp set, and the white shell is a cut file from SVG Attic's Just Beachy set. I used shiny papers for them. The background waves are from the same Just Beachy set, and were cut from a neon-blue paper. The front piece is heat-embossed with a Peacock powder (a glittery blue). The sand sections are heat-embossed with Brown Sugar powder from ZING! The Sunshine & Smiles sentiment was printed on neon-yellow paper. The star shape was cut from shiny paper. The final card folds down to a regular A2 size.

P.S. I have Blog Candy until the end of July 5. Hope you'll sign up!

  1. A Gem of a Challenge: Red, White and Blue
  2. City Crafter Challenge: Let's Go Nautical
  3. Creative Moments: Embossing
  4. Fussy and Fancy: Fancy Folds
  5. My Time to Craft: Paper Piecing
  6. Natalie and Amy's Challenge: Summertime
  7. One Stitch at a Time: Red, White and Blue
  8. Ruby's Rainbow: At The Seaside
  9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Dots
  10. Wags 'n Whiskers: More Than One Fold

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On (we're also having a DT Call),


  1. what a great summertime card! love the real shells you added.

    hope you are having a fun weekend! :)

  2. That is just brilliant - love it to pieces. Thanks for joining our challenge at my Time to Craft. Hope to see your projects again soon. Annie xxx

  3. Fabulous, just screams Summer. Thanks for playing at agoac

  4. A fabulous easel card - a great scene and super colour combo............your seaside elements are fantastic!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. This is absolutely fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  6. What a great card! Love the scene you built on your card looks so much fun! :D Thanks for joining us at OSAAT Red, White and Blue Challenge.
    Deborah DT

  7. My toes are cold as it is about 4 degrees here, although sunny, and I am wearing my thongs (flip flops?) - must go and put some socks and shoes on! This card looks so warm and cosy and summery! Congratulations on your blog anniversary!!

  8. perfect beach scene!!! :) thank you so much for playing with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  9. Brilliant beach scene. I just love those flip flops!
    Thanks for playing along at Natalie and Amy's challenge this month. Hugs Sheryl xx

  10. what a sweet beach scene. thanks for playing along the FFFC and good luck, theresa dt xx

  11. What a perfect summer scene! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x


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