Three Beach Babes

Three Beach Babes

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They ARE fabulous, aren’t they?!

This fortnight, the challenge over at Perfectly Rustics is to use three of something on your project. (

For this card project, I used the three beach babes image from the Art Impressions (Hampton Art) “Beach Babes” stamp set.  Here is what is included in this set:


I stamped the image and sentiment on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I masked the image using a mask I made with my Silhouette and stamped my background swipes using a stamp from the Stampin’ Up “Work of Art” stamp set.  I used Memento Desert Sand ink for the sand, and I used Gina K Turquois Sea ink (which I “stamped off”) for the sea/sky.  (I LOVE this stamp set and can see myself using it a lot.  However, I am embarrassed to tell you how many times I tried to get my background swipes “just right” for this card!  You’d think it would be random and quick (and it may be for most people!), but I’m not really a random stamper, and I experimented with a lot of different combinations before coming up with the design I ended up using.)  Once I was FINALLY happy with the background,  I colored the image with Copic Markers (Skin – E50, E31, E33, E04, R21; Clothes – B29, B04, YR68, Y15, B66, E47; Chairs – C1, B04; Drinks – Y15, E50, and E55, E57, YR68).

The card stock I used was Gina K Turquoise Sea, Sweet Mango, and white.  The background paper is from a digital pack called “Beach Holiday Fun” from Digital Potpourri.   (You can see the listing HERE.)

Since this card was made for a challenge to use three of something, I decided to create 3 coconut embellishments to add to the palm tree.  I made these with my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Bubble Cap maker , Clear Round (14) epoxy shapes, and a scrap of orange swirly paper from my stash.  This tool is pretty cool because you can use whatever paper you want to create custom embellishments for your projects.  You can check out this tool HERE on

In order to keep the palm tree on the background (my daughter insisted!) and still fit my rather large stamped image, my card needed to be 5×7.  Before making this version, I played around with a number of different background styles which I included here.

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The paper, card stock and copic marker colors are all the same as the ones listed above.  The enamel dots on these cards were by Teresa Collins, and the embossing folder used on the third card sample is Basket Weave by Darice.  Initially, I had stamped the sentiment a little too far away from my image (in my opinion) so I added the enamel dots under it to fill in some of the space.  I’m not sure if I love that or not!  Then I went back and tried one with the sentiment closer.  Much better!

Now it’s your turn!  Create a project using three of something, and share it over at Perfectly Rustics!

Thanks for checking out my card projects!

Oh, and one more thing…

As I’ve mentioned on several occasions, my daughter LOVES palm trees and often pesters me suggests that I include them on my cards.  She just returned home from the International Career Development Conference that was held in Orlando, Florida this year.  (She and her two brothers qualified to attend this international competition by placing first in our region in the Stock Market Simulation game in which they participated with their school/business class.  Hooray Kelly, Kevin and Keith!)  Anyway, here are a few pictures that Kelly’s friends took of her while there:

photo 6  photo 2

I think it’s safe to say that she will continue to “suggest” that I include palm trees on my projects!!  🙂

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5 thoughts on “Three Beach Babes

  1. Oh, I love this! Such great coloring on the babes and love the background and that palm tree. You really made a awesome piece of art with this design.


  2. I also {heart} Palm Trees…..because when I see them I know I am on vacation! 😉 LOVE your beach babe cards, they are sooooo FABULOUS and FUN and that’s a great palm tree you made too! Beautifully made backgrounds! Good Luck I hope you win!!!


  3. I think your card turned out looking fabulous with that palm tree, it looks like the ladies are enjoying a sunny day on the beach. Fun image and card!


  4. These stamp sets are so much fun and I just have to laugh when I seem them. Love what you have done here, love the added palm tree. Great job, and I have to say, that I think I know these women. Lol


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