The temps are now in the 80-85 degree range in Wisconsin so it’s time to OPEN the pool bar! This pool bar is filled with some cute characters and floating tropical drinks, not to mention a bright beach ball. I’m using the stamp set, Don’t Worry Be Happy by Paperie Ink.

To create this scene, I started by creating the bar area and background. I hand drew the pool which is simply a 7″ wide arc peeking around the middle of this 5″ X 7″ card front. I added the pool tiling, sidewalk, bushes and sky to make the background scene. Next I hand drew the tiki pool bar with a thatched roof. This looks hard, but it really isn’t. I used a combination of Copics and colored pencils to create the roof. The sign on the roof is a phrase from the stamp set. I heat embossed it in white on faux woodgrain that I made using Copics. I hand made the “pool bar” and “open” signs, too, using the same faux woodgrain and a white gel pen for the writing.  The roof was cut out and added to the pool scene along with the wood bar top, roof support posts and the signs. I did add some dimensional foam tabs to the back of the roof section to make it stand out from the background.

I stamped, colored and cut out almost all of the images from this set. The animals, drinks, and beach ball were added to the scene. I slid the monkey behind the bar top as if he is the bartender in the scene. 🙂  The rest of the cast of characters are in the pool on the “swim up” side. There’s a drink for everyone, even one floating on its own in the pool. Notice the white gel pen helps to add water movement in the pool. This looks like a great way to spend a weekend in the sun! (BTW – no alcohol used in the making :))

Have a great summer weekend! Check back next week on Friday for another fun card featuring Paperie Ink stamps!

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Bobbi Hartmann Lemanski, Bobbi Hart♥ Design, Adding h♥art into every design