09 August 2019

Surf Day - watercolour, coloured pencil, stencilling

"Hee-hee-hee, Wipe Out!" cue epic drum solo. Newton is enjoying his summer and life one wave at a time. My surf-tastic birthday card features Newton's Nook stamps and stencil with Distress marker and Cosmic Shimmer colouring, Distress Oxides stencilling, and Tombow pencil colouring inside.

Putting It Together

The Surfaris epic song quoted above (and linked at the bottom) is actually a few years older than I am but is still great even today. Is it surfing without that epic drum solo? I couldn't resist Newton's Perfect Wave when I saw it.

I stamped the image with black and used Distress markers to colour the tuxedo kitty with his fabulous swim shorts. For the board, I used iridescent paints from Cosmic Shimmer.

I used the Waves and Splashes stencil with Distress Oxides to create the ocean. I fussy cut the surfer and dry fit him on the waves.

I decided to cut the waves in an oval using a Spellbinder die and added a golden yellow oval mat for a touch of sun. I dry fit the layout with the ovals, kitty, and sentiment.

I stamped the sentiment with the same black ink, popped-the kitty up with foam mounting tape, and added three enamel dots with a bubbly look.

Inside, I stamped with black, adding the "happy birthday" from another set, and decided to give the inside surfer some colour, too, with Tombow pencils. I carried the light blue and purple inside to link to the front along with the tuxedo kitty.



Inky Paws: Summer Theme
Scribbles Designs: Slice of Summer
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Happy Birthday
Outlawz Festive Friday: Theme - Birthday
Creative with Stamps: Masculine


  1. Such a wonderful CAS card! The oval with waves is a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inky Paws!

  2. Fabulous card, the waves look stunning and the surfer is really hitting them well. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope to see you back again.

  3. What a cute CAS card!! Love the link to the video. Thanks for playing along at Inky Paws!

  4. Your card is fun and fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  5. Beautiful project! Thank you so much for playing along at Creative With stamps this month!
    Crafty hugs

  6. Fun waves with your cute surfer! Thanks for joining in at STB.


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