Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Surfin' Safari...

Okay. I get it. This is where you tell me that "locals rule", and that Yuppie insects like me shouldn't be surfing the break, right? -Johnny Utah (Point Break)

YIKES! I am late for my own date! I was out of town for a wonderfully long weekend of Family and Fun...hope everyone had a Wonderful and Safe Holiday!! I didn't get a chance before I left to make a Cupcake Inspiration card, so I Finally got to it tonight...if the camera batteries (which I left in the camera, which apparently drains them) ever charge I'll even be able to post a picture! :)

I love the cute little penguins on the cupcakes and thought about using one of the Imaginisce Penguins, but after looking at all the details I decided I really liked the little boy penguin and that he looked like he was about to hop on his board, so I decided to play with Surfer Ian instead.

Ian is colored with Copics...decorated with Stardust Stickles and his board with Diamond Glaze, I used this week's SCS Challenge (flipped sideways to fit) for the layout. The polka dots on the paper (older My Mind's Eye) are highlighted with a little Sakura Stardust Pen. The "Woo Hoo!" sentiment is from the Susie Surprise set. I added a few small swirls around edge for "waves" from the new Limited Edition Gamma Stamps by Basic Grey. This also fits the SCS CAS Challenge (Birthday,) at least I Think it works as a CAS card...less Stuff than I Normally add! ;)

The inside sentiment and flower are from an older Greeting Farm set called Cupcakes...

Stamps: Swirls Gamma Stamp (Basic Grey,) Surfer Ian, Susie Surprise, Cupcakes (The Greeting Farm)
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Papertrey White and Aquamist
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento,) Copics
Misc: Glitter Brads, Stardust Stickles, Diamond Glaze, Stardust Pen

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. LOVE IT! He is soooo cute! I like how you colored his hair...it's all sandy, surfer dude looking! :) That paper is really cute too!

  2. I love this! He looks like he's about to surf right off the card!

  3. Oh I love the woohoo on it, great coloring, fantastic card!

  4. Wasn't a fan of the Greeting Farm stamps at first, but they're definitely growing on me! This guy is cute, and I LOVE the papers you used, too!

  5. Cute cute! Love the mixture of DP and love the coloring!! Great fun card!

  6. This is SO STINKIN' CUTE! I love it!!

  7. Very cool, Rachel! Love how you colored him!

  8. Surfer Ian is darling on your card. This has a nice summery feel to it.

  9. AnonymousJuly 09, 2009

    TEE!! This is just too cute! I love the surfer dude!! TFS! ;)

  10. SO cute! Perfect for a boy birthday.

  11. Awww, he is just waaay too cute! I love how you colored his hair! Perfect for a surfer boy!
    Great card!!! :*)

  12. Super cute! Love your coloring and especially the swirls!

  13. AnonymousJuly 12, 2009

    His hair is SO cool. How'd you do that?!
    hhhmm...I bet that paper would be good for this week's challenge.
    Wonder if I have any? ;)


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