Thursday, June 06, 2013

Summer Fun!


Hi everyone.  I'm entering today's card into the latest challenge at Inkspirational - Color Challenge #23.  When I saw the colors, I immediately thought of summer ... bright, fun and hot color palette.  And I'm entering it into the Paper Players Challenge (PP148 - Summer Holiday).

I used the Summer Starfruit cardstock to create a "beach mat" ... at least I hope that's what it looks like :)  I embossed it to give it a woven texture and then cut a fringe at each end.  I used my new Spellbinder's Shapeabilities - Surf's Up! for the flip-flops and added a perfect beach-y sentiment from Amy R.  Hope you like.









Stamps:  Beach Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White, Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo (SU!)
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder (Sizzix), Surf's Up dies (Spellbinders), Canvas Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink), sponge, glue, sticky strips, and dimensionals




Here's a close-up:





22 comments:

  1. Such a fun card Loll, love your beach mat such a clever idea to fringe the edges...love the flip flops and such a brilliant sentiment

    Anne

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  2. Hello my west coast friend! How clever are you girl? Love your beach mat! Perfect sentiment for your cute little flip flops! Take care! Hugs, Lee-Anne

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  3. Great eye to be able to see a beach mat in this embossing folder....good job!

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  4. Wonderful card Loll, the beach mat is pure genius:)
    Val x

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  5. What a cutie Loll, makes me remember of all our family vacations to the beach and my dad rinsing off my feet with all the sand and putting my flip flops back on and then sliding all over!! Thanks for the Memory.
    Love the card, and thanks for visiting my lonely part of the web!!

    Hugs
    Donna

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  6. I love your beach mat! And the flip flops make me think of the beach!

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  7. This is fabulous! I love that 'beach mat'! This card is so creative and clean with a perfect sentiment for the flip flop theme. I am so glad that you joined us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  8. Clever beach mat, Loll! I love those juicy colours, too, and the fab sentiment!

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  9. Hi Loll, I love how you made the beach mat, such a cool idea!!
    The frayed edges look so realistic, thanks for joining us at Inkspirational x

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  10. So fun and so creative! That's my friend Loll! Love it.

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  11. Love that very clever beach mat, Loll!!! The flip flops are too fun, too! Another beautiful CAS creation! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

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  12. this is such a fun card :), you have used the colors very nicely, love ur card :)

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  13. Oh my goodness Loll, what a sweet, fun and fabulous card! I love the beach mat - ingenious - I may have to snaffle that idea, thanks for sharing! ; )

    It's always a total pleasure to see your creations at Inkspirational, please do join us again very soon! Ruth x

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  14. Perfect summer card, Loll! :)

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  15. Loll, these are GREAT! No better respresentation of summer! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week.

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  16. Definitely like Loll......that looks so much like a beach mat it's phenominal! Absolute stunner........feels like I'm on the beach ready to go for a dip......

    Karen x

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  17. oh yes it did look like a beach mat. The kind on patios, made out of ?coir? I think it's called. Being a former Fla. resident, I am well familiar with the sight of flip-flop shoes, and this is just so very cute in these hot beachy colors. Adorable & TFS

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  18. Fabulous card Loll, the beach mat is so clever :) Cathy x

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  19. Your mat is fantastic with the texture and fringe, how clever, and your flip flops are terrific too. Great use of the colours, I like this card very much.

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  20. Such fun!!! I love the embossed piece as a fringed mat.... Zingy colours too :0)
    Jenny x

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)