Patriotic Bikini Girl

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend!  It's Monday so today I share a card for Inspiration Monday over at the Prickley Pear blog. I made a patriotic card of course because it's the 4th on Friday!  I used Yellow Polka Dot Bikini and colored her bikini red and added white dots with a gel pen.  I wanted  to do some fireworks but didn't have a die.  So I dug through my dies and came up with a Dandelion die from Cheery Lynn. Just removed the stem and turned them upside down! They worked. I got this idea from another blog that asked you to think outside the box and find dies that can work for July 4th! To look at your dies in a whole new way.  I own a ton of them!  Don't you.  I need to use more of what I already own instead of always buying more. Now that's thinkin outside the box!  So try it! Stop by the Prickley Pear blog and check out the design teams beautiful projects!

A closer look

Prickley Pear product used:  GG0195 Yellow Polka Dot Biniki ,

Other products used
DP: Graphic45 By the Sea
Cheery Lynn dies: Horizon Fishtail Banners, Dandelions
Red stickers: Jenni Bowlin
Stars & pearls: Recollections
Cork label: American Crafts
Twine: The Twinery, May Arts

Copics used:  E11, E50, E51, E93, C5, Y21, YR00, YR24, R22, 
R24, R27, R83, B21, B24, B28, white gel pen.

613 Avenue Create challenge #78- Anything Goes
Sister Act card challenge #63- Anything Goes
Allsorts challenge #265- Summer Girls
Open minded challenge #13- Patriotic Colors
Crazy4challenges #242- Summer
Paper Pretties challenge #316- Red, White and Blue
ttcrd challenge 6/24-6/30 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday challenge - Two or more ribbons/Twine
City Crafters challenge week#217- Red, White and Blue
Twisted Tuesday challenge #79- Red, White and Blue w/Stars

Happy Stamping and have a great 4th!


  1. Darling card Barb. I love how you colored your little bikini clad darlin" & red, white & blue was a perfect choice with the 4th at the end of the week! Hugs

  2. Wowzers!!! This is a gorgeous summer/4th of July card! You really rocked this little bikini girl!!!!!

  3. I just love your card Barb - it's really cute!! Great job!

  4. What a terrific card! So adorable ...Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  5. A cute card & lovely embellishments. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  6. Band on trend for your celebrations later in the week Barb and really pretty.

    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  7. This is terrific. Love that image. Great layout. Thank you for joining our Patriotic Challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun.

    Emily T.
    DT Member

  8. So cute!! Love all the elements.. Love the little banners. Great coloring too!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  9. Such a wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  10. Such a wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  11. Lovely creation! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

  12. Fab card, love all the detailing.
    Thank you for sharing the summer fun with us this week at Sweet Stampin, Wedgie xxx

  13. Super cute! I love the fireworks....that die certainly did work...darling image and design! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!! :)

  14. Lovely and fabulous card, great image and colours.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts "summer girls" Challenge, welcome again;-))m

  15. Beautiful card love the detailing. Thank you for joining us over at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT x

  16. This card is the way you thought out of the box and created fireworks for her! Cuteness! :) Have a great weekend!

  17. Love the detail of the colouring .Thankyou for joining in with the Allsorts Challenge this week. Jo x

  18. This is soooo cute and totally love how you have used that die and changed it around! So clever of you!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  19. Delightfully patriotic card! Great coloring and dimensions used to make your card POP! Thanks for visiting our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

  20. Aww too cute....patriotic swimmer:)) Love the star clusters!!! Thanks so much for joining in the Summertime fun challenge at Fussy and Fancy! Good luck!!

  21. So beautiful, the bold colours look fab x Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K x