Thursday, May 24, 2012

Surfer Dad

Hi friends!  Happy Thursday!  It's crazy how fast (and slowly) the weeks fly by with twins!  Each colic spell seems to last FOREVER, but then a week goes by and I have no idea how.  Anyhow, today I'm sharing a card I made 2 weekends ago.  I thought it was for that week's Mojo Monday sketch, but after I finished it I realized it was one of the April sketches {Mojo 236}, not the May ones!  Doh!  Oh well, it just gave me an excuse to spend a little more time in the studio making a sample for that week.  Plus, I love the way this masculine card turned out, so it was a win win!


The papers are from the WRMK Down the Boardwalk collection and I just love them!  Polka dot surfboards make me smile.  I've never surfed before, but I do love to watch it on TV.  I love just about anything to do with the ocean, except sharks.  I've never even seen Jaws.  Probably the only person in America.  LOL  Oh my, I'm rambling this morning... my second cup of coffee has kicked in.

I chose to pair the new Super Dad set with the previously released Happy Days set to go with the surfer theme of the papers.  I stamped the wave frame from Happy Days in Tumbled Glass, then highlighted with an Antique Linen distress marker.  The sentiment from Super Dad is stamped in Vintage Photo and I added the trio of stars below it for accent.  For embellishment, I made my own using the SU! small star punch and accenting the centers with the single star from Super Dad, then layering to look more like a compass.  Twine always seems to be a good masculine embellishment, so I wrapped a little around, then distressed the edges of everything to match the look of the papers.

Okay, that's all from me today!  I hope you have a fabulous rest of the day.  And a little reminder that Verve is having a For the Boys sale this month.  Since my life is 100% surrounded by boys now, it seemed a good reason to have a sale!  {grin}  All the sets I used on this card, plus a whole bunch of others are on sale.  Check it out..



Enabler's List:
Stamps: Super Dad, Happy Days (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Down the Boardwalk (WRMK), Cream
Ink: Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Small Star Punch, linen thread (SU!), Dotted Wave punch (EK Success), liquid pearls (Ranger), paper distresser (Tonic)

9 comments:

  1. I think this card is fabulous! Being surrounded by boys sounds great when I am constantly butting heads with my daughter!

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  2. This card is too fun :) Love the wavy layers and the paper pieced surf boards are perfect :)

    Think you need to get a female pet to balance out all that testosterone ;)

    Hugs to you!

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  3. What a gorgeous card Julee.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  4. Ohh... How perfect is this!!! Should add "as usual"! Glad you got an opportunity to create! Wavy layers are perfect for the surfboards!

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  5. Your story and your talent have inspired me <3 Blessings to you!!!

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  6. Julee, I love this card and I'm so glad you got some time to create. These papers are so pretty and I love the wavy edge you added to them. The polka dot surf boards are great! The stars and twine are just plain fun:)

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  7. Cool masculine card! I like how you used the wave edge punch to tie in with the surfing theme!

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  8. Great surfing card! Perfect paper patterns combination.

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