Surf's Up! & a Tip

Here's a quick card I made the other Day. It uses our new stamp set called Just Surfing. When I saw this new set I just had to have it. It's perfect if you have a little boy or a big boy for that matter. All supplies are Stampin' Up! and include: Just Surfing and Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp sets, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss cardstock, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point and Close to Cocoa Classic Pads, Hand Drawn Designer Series Paper (Hostess Item), Baja Breeze 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and Stampin' Dimensionals.I hope this helps you to think of warmer months ahead.Have a wonderful day!

Now here's a little tip I've been doing for a long time now. When I first made this card I didn't like that the surfboards I stamped weren't solid stamped images. They looked like I hadn't inked up my stamp enough. So I got out my trusty sanding blocks and just sanded the stamp. Now, don't go crazy sanding your stamps. You only need to sand in one direction (vertically) with a couple of strokes then sand the other direction (horizontally) with a couple of strokes. Sand just enough to get the whole stamp and not really hard. Light strokes will do just fine. Here's the card with the original stamped surfboards. Can you see the difference?

After posting this I got a note from Patty Bennett letting me know she's got a tutorial of this on her blog. Check it out at: http://www.pattystamps.com/

3 Wonderful Comments:

Ann said...

Surf's Up card is too cute!!

NancyS said...

You are so creative, Lorraine. I love your wealth of ideas. TFS this ADORABLE surf's up card.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Wonderful card and a great tip Lorraine. Patty's blog link however needs editing. You've got it misspelled so the link doesn't work.

Thanks for sharing - Jean

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