Thursday, July 21, 2011

Surfer Birthday

I thought I would try inking up my Extreme Surfboard stamp. I love these Extreme stamps. They lend themselves well to lots of fun techniques, and I'm really sad they are retired.

First I inked up my stamp with Versamark and Basic Black ink. I poured clear embossing powder on some areas and light blue embossing powder to some of the water areas. After heating, I used direct-to-paper technique to apply Versamark to wave areas and embossed in white. Hint: Don't like where you have some of the white embossing powder? Just rub it off with your finger before you heat.

From there I brayered the sky and pressed the bottom half into inked shaving cream. In retrospect, I should have done the shaving cream first, but oh well. I did the 4-year-old test, which is, ask Little Missy what the picture is. She thought it was boating - close enough.

Stamps: Extreme Surfboard, Something to Celebrate; Paper: Pool Party, Marina Mist, Whisper White; Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Basic Black, Versamark, Pool Party reinker, Bashful Blue reinker, Island Indigo reinker; Accessories: Silver mini brads, Brayer, Shaving cream, Clear embossing powder, Light blue embossing powder (retired), White embossing powder, Petal Cone die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Cindy said...

This is totally rad! Love the heat embossed foam on the shaving cream foam wave - very cool!

Yapha said...

That looks incredible!! Love the shaving cream ocean!!

Tanya Boser said...

Wow! You continue to impress me with your creative genius!

Adriana Benitez said...

Dude - awesome combination of techniques. TFS!!

Two Happy Stampers said...

This turned out so great! Looks like real waves :-) - Heidi

Sue said...

The water/waves are gorgeous!!!! Very cool!

Kim P said...

Seriously cool card!! I have to try this!!

angelswhostamp said...

this is definitely a WOW card

Mickey Roberts said...

Very cool combination of techniques. Love the colors you chose.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

the 4 year old test is a great way to judge--neat idea!