Hello, Friends and Happy Weekend! I hope you are all doing well. Raise your hand if you like to surf! No? Me, neither! Now, when I say I don’t like to surf, what I really mean is that I have never done it. Most of us don’t live near the ocean, right? And some of us are terrified of sharks…speaking for a friend. While I may not surf, I do SUP, and I love it. All you need is a lake! 

I was supposed to get my paddle board in the water for the first time this week, but it didn’t happen. So, I decided to make some cards using these surfboard/SUP themed products from Pretty Pink Posh.  

Card 1 Supplies

Pretty Pink Posh – Layered Surfboards Stencils

Spellbinders – Be Bold Lowercase Alpha Dies 

Spellbinders – Be Bold Uppercase Alpha Dies

Honey Bee Stamps – Beach Vibes Paper Pad

Honey Bee – Horizon Slimline Border Dies

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Inks

Waffle Flower – Mini Stencil Mat

Waffle Flower – Blending Brushes

Making the First Card

I cut a white piece of card stock into a mini slimline-ish size and laid it on my Mini Stencil Mat. Because the mat is silicone, it kind of grips the paper and keeps it in place when I stencil. I put the first layer of the Surfboard Stencils over it and masked off part of the row above it so that I could just stencil one row of boards. I used Distress Oxide Inks in rainbow shades for the first layer, and then I used a slightly darker shade for each board with the second layer. 

Once I was finished stenciling, I colored around the boards with a very pale blue Copic marker. The “sand” is a piece of patterned paper from one of my favorite paper pads, and I just cut it with a wavy hill border die. I die cut the letters once from a thick white card stock and then adhered those to ones that I had cut from a thick Kraft card stock. I love how these lower and uppercase alphabet dies match. There are 2 P’s in the uppercase set. I used the curly flourish from the fancier P for the apostrophe.

I love how this card turned out, and I plan on sending it to my son while he’s at camp. He’s my little SUP buddy, and I’m a little (lot) bummed that we didn’t get out on the lake before he heads to camp.

Card 2 Supplies

 

Pretty Pink Posh – Summer Borders Stamp Set

Pretty Pink Posh – Stitched Film Strip Die 

Simon Says Stamp – Bubble Wrap Stencil

Penguin Palace – Summer Sunshine Stamp Set

Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Inks

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

MISTI

Waffle Flower – Mini Stencil Mat

Waffle Flower – Blending Brushes

Making the Second Card

My second card uses another surfboard image from Pretty Pink Posh – this time it’s a stamp. I colored the boards with my Copic markers in rainbow colors. I framed the piece with the Stitched Film Strip die, which I cut from three layers of white card stock. For the background, I used the fun Bubble Wrap Stencil. Whoa – this stencil is huge! You can stencil a big slimline card (and then some) with this thing! I again used rainbow colors of Distress Oxide ink for this. After removing the stencil, I then blended  similar shades of Distress Ink over the design to lessen the contrast of the white background.

I heat embossed the sentiment onto black card stock and then played around with the layout of the elements. At the time, I was feeling the whole wonkiness of the angles. If I made it today, maybe I would adhere them straight – who knows. That’s just part of the creative process!

That’s it for my cards today! I hope they put a smile on your face. Leave a comment to let me know which card you like the most. As always, thank you for visiting.

Wishing you all a crafty day,

Allison

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