Guess who is having a pool party this summer? BARBIE!  Wherever you look this season, it’s all about Barbie, Ken and the new Barbie movie. I went to see the movie last weekend so I have Barbie on my mind. I made this card featuring the Beach Buddies stamps and dies by Sunny Studio Stamps. Are you ready for some hot pink?! Let’s go!

To make this 5″ X 7″ card, I started by stamping and die cutting the beach buddies using the coordinating stamps and dies. I colored them in using lots of pink! For the accessories, I used the hottest and brightest pinks including Copic colors, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, and RV17. I  die cut the pool using the Swimming Pool dies and three palm trees from the set, Tropical Trees Backdrop Dies.

To create the scene, I attached the pool in the middle of my front panel, blended on some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink for the clouds in the sky above the pool and used a fine-tip black marker and ruler to create the concrete squares around the pool terrace in the foreground. I used Copics in W3 and W1 to add some color to the concrete along with a few black dots for divots in the concrete. I kept it simple to let all the accessories show brightly.

I tucked a few palm trees behind the pool and added a number of hot pink accessories in the foreground. I added the floaties, animals, beach bag, bunny and accessories to the card. I hand cut a beach towel, adding scissor-cut fringe to the edges and stamped hearts on it for a print. I used the sand shovel stamp to make poolside tropical drinks. Barbie loves pink hearts so I stamped a string of hearts between the palm trees and connected them with a black marker. I attached hot pink rhinestone gem stickers to each hanging heart, the heart-shaped sunglasses, the beach bag, the drinks and the “summer sunshine” sentiment for some fun, sparkly, bling. I think this party would be Barbie-approved!

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