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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Surfer Birthday

My youngest son lives on the East Coast of Canada - an ideal location for his passion - surfing.   So... a ''Surfer" card was the right choice for his upcoming birthday at the end of September.  I've made other cards for him with the 'surfing' theme, but I decided to keep this one fairly simple, with lots of stamping and just a few embellishments. 

Grunge Me from Papertrey Ink has lots of great images for masculine cards. 
I used the two "splotches"  and various ink colours to stamp a strip of images across the middle of the aqua card stock (Pool Party from Stampin'Up).  I then used my Scor-Pal to score two lines above and below the stamped section.
The Happy Birthday sentiment, from Boy Basics: Rock On was stamped with Versamark and embossed with black embossing powder.
The surf board, from SU's Just Surfing was embossed with Martha Stewart's Lady Bug embossing powder and then hand cut. It was attached to the card front with foam dimensionals.  Three Stamping Bells Dots add a splash of red on the top corner of the card front.
The main card base is PTI's Pure Poppy, so I added another Pool Party card stock panel to the inside of the card and stamped it with the circular images and the small splotchy image from Grunge Me. The sentiment, from Mega Mixed Messages, was stamped with black ink. 

Card Details
Stamps:  PTI: Grunge Me; Boy Basics: Rock On; Mega Mixed Messages.  SU: Just Surfing
Inks:  Versamark; Memento Tuxedo Black; Close to My Heart: Crystal Blue, Twilight, Holiday Red; SU Pool Party
Papers:  PTI: Pure Poppy;  SU: Pool Party;   Bella White.
Other Details:  Martha Stewart Lady Bug embossing powder;  Stampendous Black Detail embossing powder; Stamong Bella Dots.

Thanks for visiting today!!
Karen C.


Mad for Paper said...

Great card. The surf board is perfect and I love the look of the sentiment.

Jen Adcock said...

That surfboard is award winning! I can almost see it catching a few waves, for sure. Wonderful card so thoughtfully done. You really are such an amazing crafter. So inspiring!

Stephanie said...

Karen.......I just love your card, today! Your surfer boy card is totally rad! LOL How's my surfer lingo??? Probably outdated...lol Anyway, I really do love the colors and how you combined these sets. I think he'll love it!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow!. Love this card. I am sure your son will love it. the colors are great. Love the splotches; reminds me of the waves. The color os the surfboard is perfect. Really catches your eye.

Lorraine said...

Great masculine card for your son, Karen! I love the splotches of color and the surfboard. He will love it!

Anne B said...

Fantastic guy card, Karen. Love the way you combined the grunge look with his passion!