StampNation Blog Hop ~ Beach Style!


Today we are kicking off the StampNation Summer Beach Vacation event with a Blog Hop. Each of the StampNation Dream Team members, along with some of our crafty friends, are hopping along sharing cards inspired by our first challenge, "Beach Style", as well as a peek at our favorite projects from the event!

Here's my card for the first challenge:
Aloha everyone!  I am totally a beach bum so the first challenge up is all about your own beach style.  I was in love with this super cute little caravan from the Avery Elle stamp collection, "Surf's Up!" from Ellen Hutson and I had spied the cutest card by Heather Campbell using the same stamp set and just had to CASE it!

I first die cut the large dotted rectangle from the Avery Elle "Dotted Die" from Ellen Hutson from white cardstock.  I stamped all of the beachy keen images using Memento black ink and then masked them off and used the chevron and paint swishes stamps to paint my back ground.  Next I used Copic Markers to colour my caravan and the Copic Blender Solution to "tie die" it's paint job!  I added some sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for that touch of sparkle!

Here's a quick close up...

Now it's time to hop along now. Make sure you leave comments at each of the blogs listed below to be eligible to win...

One of THREE one month StampNation memberships.

Plus...
$25 Pretty Pink Posh Gift Certificate
 
Ellen Hutson $25 Gift Certificate



Choice of Lawn Fawn Stamp Set & Let's Polka 6 x 6 Pad 

You will have have until 11:59 pm EST on July 27th to leave a comment. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Monday, July 28th on Catherine's blog.

Not a StampNation Sistah yet? We hope you will join us. Learn more here.

This event is going to be SO MUCH FUN! Here's a peek at another project I have coming later this week...
Check out Virginia's blog next...SN beach vacation blog hop.jpg
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all our inspiration.   

~ Ally ~

Sponsored byStampNation, Ellen Hutson, Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh

Supplies:
stamps:  Avery Elle (Surf's Up), Flourishes (So Distressed)

cardstock:  Recollections, Bazzill
die cut shape: Avery Elle (Dotted Die)
sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear)
ink: Copic Markers, Ranger Distress, Memento.

179 comments:

Lori Barnett said...

Oh man....I love your card!!!

Debra said...

Your design talent inspires me!

Sharon Salerno said...

I am wishing I were really at the beach. Love the colorful card.

Betty Sue said...

Love the tie dye on the van!! Great card!

Lisa K said...

Great card! The van is so great!

Nicki said...

Super cool throw Bach to the seventies card. Love your creativity.

Sabrina said...

Love the colors!!

Jessica said...

Love the van, that is soooo awesome! Great fun card! :)

auntbubbels said...

Please send the van here to pick me up!!! Great card. . .

Barbara Thompson said...

This is so cute!!!!

Peggy Fitzmaurice said...

I am loving the day at the beach

WhoMom said...

Dude, you nailed it! Heh he, heh he. I can't stop thinking "Punch bussy, old fashioned". Sorry, having kids really shows in your thinking after awhile. Love the chevrons and the bus with the tie die. It's my favorite so far, it just reminds me of the beach in CA

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Such a fun card!

Barb said...

An ode to the sixties- love the van!

Debbie Bonczek said...

Great use of that Avery Elle stamp. I have that on my wish list . . . still wishing. I love that little van, and I love the orange.

pcm said...

LOVE that scene!

jeannejj said...

Very cute! I can hear the Beach boys

Асель Бапанова said...

Allison, I just love your card! You guys rock!

Gaylynn said...

Super fun summer design. I like the bus and the use of sequins in this. :)

Lori Mcosh said...

Cute, Cute, Cute card!

Susangail Powell said...

LOVE the colors, LOVE the layout, LOVE the little splatters on the van, LOVE the van!! My uncle used to have one that had half the roof removed - When we'd visit him we'd all pile in the back with our beach stuff and head to the lake - so much fun!!!

Kari V. said...

Wheeee... I love your polka dotted bus!! Sweet!!

Tonya Jastad said...

I love this! The colors and splatters are perfect!

Renee's ramblings said...

Gosh, Allison, there are so many things about your card that I love! The background, the details on the van, the sparkle of the sequins, etc., etc., etc.!

Bastel-Troll said...

Wow the caravan looks awesome!!!

SJH D said...

Love a trip in your van. Too cute.

Fran said...

What a great tie die look, just needs a peace symbol to fit right in to the '60's.

Dottie Robbins said...

It looks like my parents van, great card

Laurie said...

Very cute! Love the tie-dye effect and the colors.

Heather North said...

You are so creative! Love that tie die look you created for your hippy van. :)

Joni said...

Great card. We enjoyed many a trip to the beach in our VW bus. Ours was green.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Great summer card, and love that van!

Anonymous said...

Your tie dye is fabulous! Love your colors and scene! Thanks for sharing your ideas and techniques! --Yvonne

Jean M. said...

Love love love your cute card:)

coolnana72 said...

Love your card. It brings back great memories of camping out at the beach in my friends VW bus.

Lynne Ward said...

Makes me want to go back to Hawaii again:}

sue k said...

Great card, love the fun VW bus.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Jean Bullock said...

Very fun card. that old VW bus brings back memories for me. Well done.

lisa808 said...

Adorable! I'm a beach bum too.

Susan said...

Looks like a great start to a day at the beach. Well done.

Lura said...

This is so 60's - great layout and media choices.

Cindy C. said...

So fun and carefree!!!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Love your card! A total beachy style! Such a cool stamp set!

Lucinde said...

Love the green stripes behind the van! Great card!

Melissa F said...

LOVE the tie dye look of the van, and the chevron and swipe stamps are awesome on this card!

Becky Selecman said...

Seeing this card makes me want to book a flight to Hawaii! Very cute.

Thordis said...

Love your card, the stripes, the chevrons and the swipes ... awesome :)

Sue C. said...

Love the van and the colors! So cute!

Tinstar said...

So glad I got to play with 1 challenge before I go on my on vacation. Fabulous card Ally..

Doris said...

such a cute card. Loving the beach theme

Sue McRae said...

Love the tie dye look for your van, so fun!

Cynthia said...

Is my surfboard inside? and did lessons come with it?
Great card and fun images.

BrendaB said...

I love the way you used the stamps to paint your background! Awesome!

Rochelle Sodipo Washington said...

This is a really cool card. I love the design elements.

cghundley said...

Fun all over this
cute card!
Carla from Utah

Meg G said...

Cute card!! I love the van!!

Sharon Underwood said...

Love the tie-dyed van!

Sheila H said...

This card is like a flash back in time - love the retro vibe!

sandra said...

Love this card!! Love the hippie van!!

Amanda said...

Such a cool card! I love the way you colored the van and then used the blending solution. Super groovy!

Susie Moore said...

I love everything about your card!! Amazing talent

NatQuebec said...

Love this caravan, and the card too ;-)

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love the van! Great card!

Priscilla Joseph said...

That van beings back a lot of memories from the 50's. Beautiful card!

Susan Faile said...

This card reminds me of a past vacation and we rode around the islands in a van... this is so cool.......

Ann Kulseth said...

Makes me think of California beaches too - just missing the surfboard. LOVE THE CARD!!!!

Jessika said...

Cute card! Reminds me of my years in California :-)

Kelly Flaherty said...

Wow, this card takes me back...ooooh, great memories.

CraftyPaws said...

Love that retro van! Ready for a fun summer day at the beach! TFS hugs, Kristina

Kailash said...

Love how you created the "paint" on the van, fabulously creative. Great design with the masking too!!!

Debbie T said...

Another beautiful Ally card! Love the van. Are those water spots? It's so cute. Great Job, Ally!

Mary Borg said...

What a groovy card

Kristie Goulet said...

I just love this retro van! So fun!!!

Lynn Fletcher said...

Allison, the van is cute and love the surfboard!

Lisa Petrella said...

This is awesome!!! Love the color combo, the swooshes, and the way you used the colorless blender on the orange part of the retro van!! FANTASTIC work!

Sue D said...

Cool card. I like how you created the background.

Denise Bryant said...

cute card... love that fun VW van!

Tracey McNeely said...

Alison I love what you did with that stamp set. The tie die paint job is super cool!

Stephanie Poteet said...

Love this card! The finish on the VW bus is just too cool!

monster said...

I just love this card!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Love your card! Brings back memories.

croppinmama said...

So fun to see another inspiring card using this stamp set...growing up in SoCal, VW vans so remind me of surfin' and the beach. Love the collage look and textures you created with your images.

Carol B. said...

Great card and tie die effect!

linda weiser said...

Cute card!

linda weiser said...

love the VW idea! very cute!

Brandi lynn said...

what a super fun card! love the vw stamp, I have a vw stamp but it's of the front only, I've wanted a whole image. Love the Hawaiian theme!

Brandi lynn said...

awesome card!

Jennifer Gayle said...

I love your card!

Gayle said...

Flashback to the 60's with the "VW"beach van! Precious card and great colors.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the different patterns under the main van image...great card.

loulou said...

Fantastic card. I love your tie die texture on the kombi - amazing!

Beth H. said...

Love the van in this stamp set. Very nice card!

KimCreate said...

I love your VW van and the splats of water on it! An all around adorable beachy card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fantastic card Allison. Love the background strips and the colors.

Stephanie Mackey said...

Very retro. I just love everything about this card.☺

Heather Thompson said...

Very awesome card!!! love it!

Debbie said...

Yep beachy retro!!! Love it.

Monicka said...

Cute! Cute!

Piali Biswas said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the brushstroke background!

Lisa T. said...

Fun blog hop and card ~ love the chevrons and paint swishes, and of course the tie-die van! :)

Lisa T. said...
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Amy said...

Great retro look... Love it!

airbornewife said...

Oh my gosh.. this is awesome! love the cool look of the card.

Nicole said...

Love the painted background!!

Lindsey said...

What's not to love about this card?! It's fabulous in every way. The layout, the paint strokes, the splotchy van...I love it all.

Pam Sparks said...

fabulous designing Allison! LOVE your card!

gabriella said...

Your card looks great, very detailed

Deborah Johnson said...

Great card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Judy said...

Very fun card. Thanks for sharing.

Carol McCready said...

Your card is adorable.

Sandy Berl said...

Love the tie-dyed van. Brings back memories!

Barbra said...

Fantastic card!

karenwb said...

I really like that stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Sheryl said...

Great card, love the blendy effect on the van and the embellies you used.

Dee Miranda said...

This card is so awesome!! I am so glad I live in Southern California because I can go to the beach whenever (:

Laurie said...

Great card! Love the caravan die and the artsy swooshes (I can feel the sun and wind in my hair)!

Linda Wilkinson said...

Your van is amazing!! loving this beach week an I have the weather here in Michigan for it this week yahoo great job that you all are doing loving all these cards♥

Anonymous said...

What a fun card. Love the palm trees and the VW bus. thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

So cute! I love the retro feel of this adorable card!

Crouchingcheese said...

Oh my goodness, the caravan in this card is great! It totally makes the card!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Such a fun card! TFS

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

That background is amazing!!! Love it!

Jenna said...

Great technique. I love the trendy feel of this card.

Neesey said...

You are right on with the tie die for this bus! Very cute card. Ah, it brings back memories as I used to own one of these!

Gigglls said...

Love your card!

michelle pepper said...

Love your card Allison! A combi van, oh yeah!

Vicki said...

Absolutely LOVE the tie dyed look on the van. Great job!

Kay Jantz said...

Love the van, another reminder of my days of beach fun. Great cards!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun card! I love the brushstrokes and washi in the background!

Teresa said...

Yhsi card made me smile I use to have a VW van like that :-}

Beatrice Lawson said...

Groovy baby!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors.

Sabine H. said...

Oh my goodness your card is amazing! I love, love, love the colour combo and it makes me want to hop over and fly to Hawaii :)

Laura Miller said...

Great card - - full of fun techniques.... an it really does look like the van is SPEEDING to get to the beach!

emo812 said...

Love the card!! Would love to see a video of how you made it so amazing!!

Traci said...

This all came together perfectly!

Anonymous said...

Love the bright colors and the running car to go in a happy place. So fun card love it

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Love the van, the colors are great!

Chris L.

Janis said...

Oh, yeah.......I want one of those old VWs and take a trip!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Fantastic card!! I love the background you created for that uber cool VW!!

Andrene Smith said...

Such a fun and colorful card!!

Sherry said...

Pretty Awesome card! Love the ink effect on the van and the background stamping and the sequins. It all comes together perfectly!

Carol said...

Love this card, with the bling, and the background that says, let's go to the Beach!

Kathy Dalgliesh said...

Cute...VW Bus just screams surf's up!

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Ally,

I love the card..... the tye die vw just makes you think of the song. Everybody go surfing....... awesome.

Felicita

Nancee Purdum said...

So cute! Love that "tie dye" VW van!

Lori Nelson said...

Love the "tie dye" on the van, really makes this card pop...thanks for sharing your talent!

Lisa R. said...

Love this set. Great job! TFS

judyvernon said...

I really like the caravan coloring!

Kris Kok said...

This van is great! Love the bright colors and design!

Preacherwife said...

Brings back memories from back in the good old days...lol

Carole said...

Blast from the past! Very cute card.

Kate said...

Sooo cute! Love the tie-dye effect.

Lynne said...

My Uncle and family used to have a VW van! I was always so jealous.

Jguyeby said...

This card brings back memories of my old VW bus. I love it... Jennifer Eby

Anonymous said...

Wow, truly artistic!

jenna said...

Love the retro look!

christi said...

love all the elements of your card. each time I look at it I find something else. just adorable.

Helen Gullett said...

Super super fun card!! Love the van :)

Judith Woodward said...

Love that little camper. Cute card!!

Lorie said...

Love the van!! Takes me back to the early 70's!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Such a great card. Thanks for explaining your technique.

Anna Adkins said...

cute, cute, cute

Tracy Hughes said...

Really love your card!

Marilyn Pool said...

Cool card! Love the VW bus and how you "decorated" it.

crafterab said...

Rocking the sixties with that van! Love it.
Thanks for sharing.

Jodie Stoddard said...

Love the old bus. It so screams beach.

Vicki Brooks said...

Love the tie-dye bus...so cute! Thanks.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous colors on your card!

Anna said...

Love your card, very hippy,nice colours too.

Bev Karolak said...

Love the Kombi van!!! Cool card!!! :)

Ani said...

Fabulous!

Crystal said...

Love that van! Reminds me of the hippy days with our VW van loaded to the gills!

StampinwithAloha said...

I love your card- so hip, beachy cool!

sandie said...

peace signs on the van and you are ready to roll

Gina said...

Awwww I always wanted a VW camper! Love that card!

Mary Roberson said...

Cool tie die effect on your van. Cool (hip) card!

Laura Whitaker said...

Cute card! I love the bright color of the VW Van.

Rosy Newlun said...

Eeek oh, man, this is so 70s and Hawai'iana!!!!! Luvin' it!