Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Three Sweet 'n Sassy for Summer!

Here are 3  summertime cards I've made this past week for various Split Coast Challenges.  All of them are made with stamps or digital images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

My first card was made for last week's color challenge - Peggy gave us a monochromatic pallet of pinks -  Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Regal Rose.  I didn't have all the SU colors so I improvised using 3 shades of pink that I had!

I paper pieced the shells, cutting them out and popping them up on the sentiment circle with foam tape.   The stamps are from Beauty by the Sea.

My second card was made for Sunday's Featured stamper who was StamperCamper. I loved the wonderful coloring on the sun on her Sail Away card .  I used a lighthouse instead of a sailboat and added the sentiment and rhinestones on my card.

And finally - I made this beach card for the SCS sketch challenge - which Korin - owner of Sweet n' Sassy Stamps - hosted this week. 

I colored the image with Copics, cut it out a little outside the edges and adhered it to the patterned paper panel with foam tape.

The sweet little mice building the sandcastle is a digi image called Cocoa and Cookie's Sand Castle and the sentiment is from the Beauty by the Sea stamp set.
I suddenly feel like taking a drive to the ocean and smelling that sweet salt air -  do you??!!!  

I'm lucky enough to live about 5 miles away from the Atlantic Ocean on the northeast coast of the USA so I could hop in my car and go! -  well - if I'm not at work or stamping that is.... !!

First Card:
Stamps: Sweet n' Sassy - Beauty by the Sea
Paper: Card base -Amuse card, pink pirouette - SU, white & DP - Text Style Pink Patterns - PTI

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam tape, circle & lacey circle Nestabilities, pearls - Kaiser

Second Card:
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy - Shining Light

Paper: white - PTI, blue textured - DCWV
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So saffron, Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie -SU
Accessories: yellow stickles, rhinestones - Kaiser, Eclipse tape, 2" circle punch - Fiskars, Copics - W2, B05, Y13, YG63, YR65, E35

Third Card:
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy - digi image Cocoa and Cookie's Sand Castle. Sentiment from Beauty by the Sea stamp set

Paper: white - PTI, elegant eggplant - SU, DP Cosmo Cricket Snorkel
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam tape, Copics - E33, E34, E31, E93, R05, R20, BV08, N2, YR23, wrinkled seam tape, adhesive gems - K& CO.


Shore Girl said...

Oooo I love sea themed cards .... especially love that sandcastle one! I live pretty close to the Atlantic myself and you're giving me the itch to walk the beach!!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Super cards, Julia ! As much as I love the third card b/c of it's cuteness, I adore your second card. Nice design and colors; so handsome !!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a great collection of cards Julia! Love the sea/beach theme and the variety!

Crystal said...

WOOOWEE absolutely FABULOUS Summer creations Julia!!!! Each and every one is WONDERFUL!!!

Debgem said...

What a super set of cards - I think the lighthouse one is just super!

Shirley said...

I really like what you did with the DP and shells on your first card, that sun is awesome on your second, and that ribbon is great with your sand too on the third one!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Now that was just plain mean -- telling us you live so close to the beach! :) -- I miss the beach ALOT! Great cards my friend!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love that monochromatic card and the pieced shells are so pretty, Julia! I'm so excited to craft with you as part of the RN DT!

Joanne Travis said...

Your cards are fabulous, Julia! I really love the first one with the Psalm but all are so beautiful.

Mara... said...

These are fantastic! I especially love the sandcastle on the last card, so cool!

Bev J. said...

Love the shells and lighthouse=all neat cards.

Pat (mspfd) said...

These are fantastic summer creations! Lucky you living so close to the ocean. We are about 3 hrs. away and are going at the end of this month. No matter how many trips to the beach. the first smell of the ocean air is always a treat.