After I shared my first beach pail shaped shaker card (HERE), I had lots of requests for a tutorial on how to construct it.  Plus a super sweet little girl told her mommy (who told me) that she thought that first card was “sooo beautiful” when she saw my YT video. I knew I had to make one especially for her. 🙂

20150806_114607I used the following dies from Diemond Dies for the construction:
The shaped base and all the layering base pieces: Bucket Mini Album Die
The dimensional bow at the top of the card: Bow Dies Set
The shovel shaker pieces and inside shovel accent: Sand Pail and Shover Die Set
The inside message area: Labels 2 Die

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I used Whimsy Stamps’ “skippy and bobbin,” which was the first girl image stamp I ever bought (that was 2 years ago when I first started crafting on YouTube–WOW 2 years goes by fast when you’re having so much fun!). When I saw this stamp, I fell in love with this little girl and her best friend/golden retriever puppy (I can’t help but make up stories in my head about certain stamped images–LOL).

The following are the Copic colors I used to color up the image:
Skin: E50, 51, 53, 13 and R20 blush
Hair: E55, 57, 59 and 79
Pink parts of outfit: RV000, 02 and 04
Blue parts of outfit: B00, 01 and 04
White parts of outfit and puppy’s sailor’s cap: C1 and C3
Golden retriever puppy: E50, 53 and 55
I also added some sparkle on flowers of girl’s outfit and puppy’s dog tag with a Silver Metallic Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.

I wanted to make this card fun and feminine, as according to her mom, the recipient is definitely a “girly girl.” 🙂  However, I wanted it to be clean and simple too so that Skippy and Bobbin would be the center attraction. I kept it relatively clean by using only 3 metallic papers–a gorgeous damask in blue for the background sky, a shiny darker blue for the background ocean, and a soft shimmery cream for the bucket handle, dimensional bow, and beach sand.

The following is a process video sharing how I made this card:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Die Cut Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Tie It Up Wednesday Challenge
Raisin Boat Summertime Challenge
Time Out Friendship is Golden Challenge
AAA Cards It’s So Hot! Challenge

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’re having a sun shiny day! WOOF

 

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