Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's officially Summer!!! - Two Sketches and two Summer Cards :)

Good Morning Everyone,

Its Official! Its summertime here - school is out and the graduation parties are in full effect :) I wanted to celebrate by making some fun summer cards. I LOVE this new stamp set from Tayloed Expressions called Beach Bum which has all kinds of stamps perfect for summer fun! I also used the coordinating Beach Bum Key Ingredients kit - which is perfect summer colors (comes with cardstock, coordinating DP, ribbons and bling - you check out more details here). I love it when cards come together quickly - and it was fun to make these two summery cards all from the same kit:

Today is my friend's son's Birthday - so I wanted to make a fun bday card for him - so I pulled out Cuppie riding the waves and surfing! I still can't get over how cute it is that a cupcake is surfing! LOVE it!!! I used this week's sketch challenge from  Jen Del Muro who hosts a sketch challenge every saturday: Sketch for You to Try. I loved that this stamp set has the expression "Cowabunga Dude!" I think it is perfect for a guy - and so for his bday card (he is 12) I went with this sentiment instead of the usual happy birthday. 

I paper pieced the cupcake's "bathing suit" (LOL!) and the surfboard and then painted in the waves and added some liquid pearls and glitter of course. I also had a piece of vellum lying on my craft table (i usually used whatever is on my craft table and hasn't been put away :) and so I added the vellum because it kind of felt like some kind of water element. I really had so much fun making this card and can't wait to give it to him! :)

Card Details:
Paper and Ribbon: All from the Beach Bum Key Ingredient's  Kit
Stamps; Beach Bum stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Scallop Punch SU!, Circle punches from Creative Memories, liquid pearls, coarse crystal glitter from Martha Stewart, making memories brads, vellum from stash and dimensionals

Once I made one card - I just couldn't stop and had to make another one with Beach Bum Cuppie and the Beach Bum Key Ingredient's set. I used Taylor's Friday Cupcake Sketch Challenge for this fun summer card. I stamped Cuppie onto one of the sheets from the Beach Bum Key Ingredient's kit which kind of looks beachy. Then I paper pieced Cuppie and the bucket from some of the papers from the kit. I colored in the sandcastle with my Prisma Color Pencils and then popped it up on dimensionals. I love these fun papers!

I made this card for my friends who are heading out for summer holidays at the beach and we won't see them till school starts again. Speaking of summer vacation - what are your plans for this summer holiday?? Are you guys planning some big or little trips? We are planning some mini trips here and there - can't wait to get out and let the kids run free at the cabin!

Card Details:
Paper and Ribbon: All from the Beach Bum Key Ingredient's  Kit
Stamps; Beach Bum stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Circle punches from Creative Memories, liquid pearls, Prisma Color Pencils, and dimensionals

I hope that you are all enjoying the start of summer holidays and for my wonderful Aussie friends - I hope the approaching winter isn't too wintery - sending everyone lots of sunshine-y cheer!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting my little corner :)
Big hugs!
Sankari :)


Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Sankari, these are just marvelous! Love the way you brought those waves to life and the beach scene is fabulous! WOW..all over again!

Donna Baker said...

WOW, woman! I love how you make the water look foamy and your sandcastle making cuppie card is fabulous! your coloring/shadow work is SPOT ON!

Tammy Hershberger said...

*thud* (there went my jaw!) OMGosh Shawnie, these are FABULOUS!!!!!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Great cards, lady!!!

Kristina said...

Wow, that sand looks so real! Such a fun card!

Carol Dunstan said...

I just did both those sketches too! You cards are fab as always :)

jennifer said...

Wow, these are such fabulous summer cards! I love how you did the water in the first one and the glow of the sun in the second one is just spectacular! What talent you have, girl :) Great job!

april said...

What a wonderful use of those cutie cuppies!!!! Two super cute cards. Love all your projects....

Cakespy said...

This is adorable. The colors are perfectly chosen--so summery and sweet!