In our house, we have a Stampin’ Up! new catalogue tradition. For as long as I have been a demonstrator (7.5 years now), my kids each choose a stamp set “of their own” with a new catalogue. These sets are kept separate from my own but I am allowed to use them!
So, I thought it appropriate to use the stamp set my son chose this year to make his birthday card. As an avid snowboarder, I was surprised when he choose Extreme Surfboard – $11.95, page 80. And because it is a single stamp, he added Extreme Elements – $35.95, page 81 – to his order as well.
To make this card, I used an Emboss Resist technique. I stamped the largest image from Extreme Elements with VersaMark ink and then stamped the Extreme Surfboard over top with Night of Navy craft ink. Clear embossng powder was applied over the images and heated to melt. To finish, I used a sponge dauber and applied Bashful Blue ink over top. Once dry, I used a tissue to removed the excess ink that was being resisted by the embossing powder.
A simple card but the effect of the water and waves is neat.
Stamps: Extreme Surfboard (115173), Extreme Elements (115181). On Your Birthday (111664)
Inks: VersaMark (102283), Night of Navy Craft (103181), Bashful Blue Classic (105209)
Paper: Night of Navy (100867), Bashful Blue (105120), Glossy White (102599)
Other: Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Gun (100005), Sponge Dauber (102892)
Don’t think it, ink it!