Saturday, June 18, 2011

Polka Dot Bikini

Today’s card is for the Friday Mashup challenge to do a card with a summer theme or do a card with polka dots or mash it up and do a summer card with polka dots.

When I thought about the polka dots the first stamp I thought of was a Rubbernecker stamp Ethel in Bikini. She is wearing a polka dot bikini, and bikini’s are summertime to me.

Ethel was stamped on glossy paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with a Alcohol Ink Fillable Pen, filled with Blending Solution and various Alcohol Inks, then cut out.

The Sun is from an old retired SU set called Sensational Scenery, stamped with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and also cut out.

The next layer was white cut with a Nestie Label Four die, I ran a blue Gelly Roll Stardust Pen around the inside of the die before removing, Stippled Tumbled Glass in the center, then added some sand at the bottom.

The next layer is the same blue as the base card, cut out with a Nestie Label Eight die, and a white gel pen run around the inside of the die before removing.

I chose a yellow ribbon with white polka dots, ran it across the same blue as the base card, and punched the top and bottom with a MS punch around the page border punch called Cherish. Stamped the sentiment from a MFT set called Twisted Sentiments with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. This is layered of a piece of white using the same border punch on top and bottom. Then I added two flip flop brads.

The next layer is blue with white polka dots from a DCWV stack that I have lost the cover for. I punched the corners with the MS punch around the page corner punch (Cherish). Layered onto white using the same corner punch, then layered onto the base card.

It has been a while since I have been able to play with my toys. This is my busy time, being outside cutting grass & weed eating. Since my Mother bought the house across the road in stamping land, we have two houses here to take care of, and three in non-stamping land (my Mothers, Mother-In-Law’s and mine), plus a garden. I also cut grass & weed eat at the farm that we hunt.

It’s a good thing I like cutting grass, I’m beginning to hate weed eating though. I spent five hours weed eating the other day, I had an hour for lunch, and didn’t get it finished, but let me tell you, I was about finished. I don’t think I could have pulled the cord to start the weed eater to many more times.

I was here in stamping land last week, but didn’t have time to do any stamping. My DH decided he wanted me to put a flowerbed in out back, so we hauled in two ton of topsoil. We can only carry one ton on our trailer at a time. By the time I shoveled it off of our trailer onto my cart, then shoveled it off again, I’m sure it turned into four ton. All two ton wasn’t put in the flowerbed, I spread some around in different places in the yard. The soil in the yard has been pretty sad since building the house, we still don’t have grass in some places, but it’s getting better. I also bought a bunch of flowers and planted them along with some we dug up in non-stamping land. Then I had him get me two scoops of mulch and I spread it. I ran out of mulch, money and time to get it finished.

This trip we brought down probably a ton of old sheep and steer manure, which I spread around yesterday. It looked like it was going to be a piece of cake to spread it, it was so old it mostly looked like dirt, but then it rained on it the night we got here, and made it a little difficult to shovel, but that is done. So finally I’m getting to play today.

Thanks for stopping by, I really enjoy getting comments.

Happy Stamping!


  1. Wow Judy, I'm surprised your poor little hands and arms worked after such intensive work. Your card is fantastic! Loved the sentiment, the polka dots and your choice of colours. My favourite part has got to be the image! LOL

  2. Wow, you are busy! I love to cut grass also, its so relaxing to me. Of course I am also very picky about my yard so I wont let the hubby or kids near the mower, edger or weed eater:)

    Love your card! That image is too funny and I love the colors you used. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  3. I'm not a fan of cutting grass myself, you sure have a lot to cut!

    This card is adorable, I love the image of the lady in the bikini too cute! The way you colored her in sounds very interesting..

    I might need to try some of those inks.. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  4. Funimage...perfect for the challege! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

  5. Hi Judy,

    Ethel is just fabulous! Love that at her age she is game enough to wear a bikini!!! Thanks for joinin gin the fun at the Friday Mashup this week.

    Don't forget to put forward your own mashup idea in our Fan Favourite contest.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  6. Aw..that image just makes me giggle! Great card!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  7. Really cute - great use of both the summer theme and the dots! Thanks for playing at The Friday Mashup this week.


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