Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Bombshell Pin-Up Challenge!

Jenn Borjeson, who is Bombshell's Ms. July, has issued her challenge. It is "Sun, Surf, and Sand". You can play along with this challenge and you don't even have to use Bombshell Stamps. If you do, you'll receive an additional chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Bombshell's store. Visit Bombshell's Blog for details!

Here's my tag, which used Bombshell Stamps' Hula Girl and Tiki Party rubber stamp sets!

Whereas I love the beach in the off season, I'm really not one for "Sun, Surf, and Sand" unless they're accompanied by cool tropical drinks and hot cabana boys. Just sayin'.

A Die-namics tag die was used to die-cut white Neenah cardstock. I stamped the volcano scene from the Hula Girl set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Using my stamp positioner, I stamped Tiki Party towards the bottom of the tag. All elements of the tag were colored with Copic markers. The rims of both cocktail glasses received some Stardust Clear Glitter pen and then the cocktail glasses, cherries, and straws were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen to add glass-like shine and dimension. Sadly you can't see either the glittery or glassy bits in my photo which was taken in wonky light at dusk. It's also partially out of focus, but so am I. Too bad.

The same Die-namics tag die was used to die-cut kraft cardstock, which was edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. A Mega Rectangle Nestabilities die from Spellbinders was used to cut lime green cardstock, then the larger size was used to die-cut kraft cardstock. Two Pinked Circles Nestabilities dies were used to die-cut the lime green cardstock. They were stacked and put behind the circular bit of the tag. The tag was assembled and a Tonic punch was used to create the tag's top. The outside edges of the tag were sponged with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.

Lime green cardstock was die-cut with my "Cheers" die by Elizabeth Craft. I quite like these small word/phrase dies. Vellum was die-cut with the Tiny Bubbles die by Memory Box. The vellum bubbles were stacked then adhered over the volcano to finish the tag!

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this tag in the following challenges:
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge Blog: By the Seaside
Live and Love Crafts Inspiration Challenge Blog: By the Sea
ETA: Moxie Fab World's Wonderful Words Dies Challenge. 


  1. I am too old. I no longer need the cabana boys. But do give me some tropical drinks, shade and sand. And a time in the ocean for snorkeling--preferable before the drinking.

    This is so cute, Kathi! Love your fun image, design, and coloring! And the bubbles coming out of the volcano are just too cool! Great idea! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. The "fire" from the vulcano is really a funny detail :)
    Beautiful coloring on this tag. It makes you wish to be on vacation. Great job !

  3. your comment; "unless accompanied by tropical drink and hot cabana boys". That's hilarious!
    Fun tag; thanks for linking up to LLC's "By the Sea" challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  4. A brilliant tag Kathi! Thanks for sharing it with us a The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison xxx

  5. Wow, beautiful scene coloring with copic markers, Kathi.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Artistic stamper July challenge!!

  6. Great tag with a fun twist!! Very well done - the coloring is wonderful!!

  7. Kathi!!!!
    It makes me so happy to bop on by! Dig your card (and you)! :)


  8. Love your stamp and choice of colours. Great layout and embellishments. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use A Stamp Or Digi #7 and Good Luck!