Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sunny With A Chance Of.....

Morning all.

Today....I have a very, very rare card....a Teen MALE card!!! Recently, Bestie's eldest hit the big 13! I think she is nearly over the shock. She is my role model as her eldest is nearly a year to the day older than my boy.

Whilst blurfing (as I so often do) I came across this magical technique by Geri Utterback. Ashamedly I had not inked up my Extreme Surfer stamp that retired the year previous to the one just gone!! I had this idea bouncing around my brain for a fair while. It combined 2 techniques I do not do often....sponging and wet embossing. Her is the new teen's card......

 
Personally, I think it looks just a little cool...and a massive happy dance was done when finished!! DH when I showed him even thought I had bought the card!!! Here is the embossing up close....
 
 
Usually I would first ink up in Versamark and then the darker ink and then the clear EP, but with the new formulated SU Foam Ink Pads, they are so JUICY, I did not need Versamark!!! Both the birthday boy and Bestie were suitably impressed with the card...I hope you are too.
 
Thanks for popping by.
 
Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Glossy White, Summer Sun (ret), Night of Navy
Ink: (SU) Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Midnight Muse
Stamps: SU Extreme Surfer (ret), Jemac "Happy Birthday"
Other bits: Post it notes, Sponging and masking, Clear EP
 
Lynda xx
 

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Fabulous!!! Love the sun rays, the embossing on the surfer, looks great. yet to try my embossing with my new ink pads, on my to do list at some stage, have a great week my friend, will be back to visit soon xx

Helen Williams said...

Love Love Love it.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Such an inspiring card! Love the sun effect ... And am jealous of your new stamp pads! I have heard that they dry out more quickly & use heaps of re-inker ink to make them juicy again. What has been your experience? Hugs xxx

Angela Sargeant said...

Awesome Lynda! A perfect technique for this stamp and you've executed it brilliantly :) Love it!

Judy said...

A really effective technique. How did you manage to get the sun's rays so perfectly placed? I bet this card will be treasured.

Patrice said...

Wow, this is fabulous. I must give it a try.

x

Katie said...

This looks absolutely awesome Lynda!!! You have done a fantastic job.