I’ve had this awesome stamp, Extreme Surfboard, for several months now. I finally got to ink it up! I had a young man’s birthday card to make. Perfect set to use! And talk about quick…less than 10 minutes!
I began with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Brayered Bashful Blue onto the top, on a diagonal, to create the beautiful blue sky. It took a few times to achieve the color I wanted. Someone once told me that if you think it is dark enough, brayer it two more times. She said that Classic ink will dry two shades lighter. That’s what I heard, so that’s what I do. How true? I don’t know but I’m not going to waste my time to find out :) The bottom corner, opposite the sky, uses Baja Breeze done in the same way. Just keep adding until you like it and add two more. Yes, I re-ink the brayer as often as I need to.
I stamped the surfer in Marina Mist. That’s right…I wanted the blue of the water to show. I then used a Basic Black marker to color in the silhouette of the surfer. I used my White Gel Pen to add some white to the “sea spray” on the wave.
The rest of the card is easy-peasy. The Extreme Elements set makes the perfect back drop for this extreme surfer. I created a piece of patterned paper with the one element on the Not Quite Navy cardstock. The main image was layered onto a Baja Breeze mat. Some Linen Thread was wound around the image panel and I adhered it to the base with Dimensionals.
I had so much fun with this card. I really love the technique and will certainly be doing more of it. I see other cards with this 'dude’ on it! :) Thanks for stopping by today. I hope that you’ve been inspired to get EXTREME!
By the way, do you brayer? Or is it bray? What is the proper term?