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Monday, July 30, 2012

"Summer Wishes" A Third Coast project plus Check out the Anything Goes Challenge at our Third Coast Creative Challenge Blog!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you're all having a fabulous week and enjoying your summer vacations!!

As Challenge Coordinator I'm hosting a new challenge over at Third Coast Rubber Stamps brand new blog and you're all invited to come and play with me ;0)  TCCC#2 starts August 1st and its a fan favourite, an Anything Goes challenge!  Which means the theme is open to whatever your heart desires...however, I did throw in a twist ;0)  You must use the colour Yellow in some way, whether it be incorporated into your coloured images or you use yellow cardstock or flowers or ribbon...you get the idea!

 I was inspired by all the glorious warm weather we are having...aahhhh...to create this sun drenched, summer party time card to get you all in the mood for creating with YELLOW!

I used Summer Pixie LS-007-R by Third Coast Rubber Stamps on my very Yellow influenced square card!  Isn't she adorably quirky and just screams SUMMER with that enormous watermelon decorating her carnival hat!

Stamp her on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colour with the following Copic markers: Hair:  Y15, 17 and 38, Face:  R00 and R22, Eyes:  YG00, 03 and 06, Watermelon, Clothes and Hat:  R32, 35, 46,  YG00, 03, 06, 09, BV000, 02 and 04.  Colour all the stars with a metallic gold gel pen and add white highlights with a white gel pen or Marvy Le Plume Opaque White marker.  Die cut out the image with an octagonal Spellbinders die and a slightly larger mat from lavender cardstock.  Apply Dandelion and Cantaloupe Memento ink to the panel with a foam ink applicator tool and finish off with a touch of Dried Marigold Distress Ink concentrated around the outer edges.  Adhere the stamped panel to the mat with double sided tape and apply yellow Stickles glitter glue to the design and to the edge of the die cut for lots of summery sparkle.  Put aside to dry.

Make a square top fold card from white cardstock.  Stamp the entire front of the card with Third Coast Rubber Stamps' Summer Wishes (WS-197-G) sentiment in Cantaloupe Memento ink.  Apply Dandelion, Cantaloupe and Dried Marigold inks to the outer edges of the card just like the stamped panel.

I recycled this wonderful silk braided trim from the handles of a gift bag I threw out.  Cut the braided trim to size and apply craft glue to the ends to stop it from fraying (or melt it carefully with a flame).   Adhere the braided trim to the card with craft glue.  Apply yellow Stickles glitter glue to the edges and put aside to dry.

Adhere the stamped panel to the card with pop dots thick enough to accommodate the thickness of the braided trim and embellish the top left corner with amber coloured self-adhesive jewels.

Make a bow from purple ribbon that has lime green stitched detail along the edges and adhere it to the card with a glue dot.

Stamp the inside of the card with the "Summer Wishes" sentiment and fill in the spaces in the font with a metallic copper gel pen.  Complete the look with even more yellow Stickles glitter glue so that the card sparkles on the inside too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I hope to see your Yellow inspired creations over at the Third Coast Challenge blog for the TCCC#2 challenge starting August 1!  There's a great prize up for grabs plus you just might win a surprise giveaway prize during the challenge too ;0)

I've entered this card in the following challenges!
Totally Paper Crafts - #127 Orange and Yellow
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #196 - Bright and Cheerful
Crafty Calender Challenge - Fun In The Sun
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #118 - Summer Fun
Inspire Me Fridays - #69 Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents


  1. This pixie is soooo cute. I love how brightly you colored her. And, that summer background is really "hot"!! Sounds like a fun challenge.

  2. what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    hugs Kate
    ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already celebrated with me :)

  3. This is SA WEET, love the braid!
    Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish :)
    Susan G (DT)

  4. What a cutie. Gorgeous creation. Thank you so much for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this time and good luck.


  5. Very pretty card
    Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday Challenge this week and good luck!


  6. Lots of beautiful, rich colors here, Leigh, and the fruit on her head reminds me of the Chiquita banana lady! Remember those commercials?

    Your photo picked up lots of the amazing gold sparkles, too! Hope you are well, my friend. :)


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