The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Surfboard Trio

How about a little something bright and summery today?


I'm sharing this card to show off the DeNami Design Product Spotlight stamp for this week, the fabulous Surfboard Trio!

Like, cowabunga, dude! You can snag this totally rad stamp on sale this week. Just add it to your cart. That's so sick, right?

(OK, I can do surfer speak for only so long. I do believe I've just timed out!)

I stamped the surfboards on four different colors of DeNami cardstock (Golden Tangerine, Iridescent Emerald Green, Magenta, and Desert Orange) and cut them out to form a tropical frame for that sweet little Hula Chickie, which I colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits and a paper blending stump (you can find a tutorial on this method HERE). I just couldn't resist jazzing up the corners of my chickie frame with a few sparkly Robin's Egg Blue Rhinestones.

Be sure to paddle on over to the DeNami blog to check out what the rest of the DeNami dudettes cooked up with this surfin' safari stamp!

So glad you could catch a wave over to visit my blissful beach today! Mahalo!
Emily

PS This is also another entry for Kim Kesti's Crafty Month challenge--to create a card that combines at least one new item and one item from your stash (at least one year old). For this card, my new items are the Hula Chickie and Surfboard Trio stamps, and my old item is the scalloped square punch. I do believe that is the oldest punch I own!

Stamps: Surfboard Trio and Hula Chickie by DeNami Design
Paper: Golden Tangerine, Iridescent Emerald Green, Magenta, Desert Orange, Amethyst, and Sky Blue cardstocks from DeNami Design
Ink: Palette Noir Black hybrid
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, paper blending stumps, Kaisercraft rhinestones, square punch, scalloped square punch, Corner Chomper
Technique: gamsol magic

21 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Aloha Emzi! This is precious and so fun. A surfing chick - now that would be a sight to see. I wonder how many chickees could fit on a standard surboard and can you imagine their faces? Chicks have the cutest and most expressive little faces (or maybe I just imagine it when I look at them - those things move sooo fast). Love this fun card!! Hugz!

Jen W. said...

Dude - that is one kick ass card!!!!

Pam said...

Very adorable Emily! Love the surfboards, and they make an awesome frame for the cute chickie!!

onecraftymama said...

Oh. My. God. Emily, look at that trio. They're so...rad, like, man, they make me wanna hurl.
OK, well, that was weird :) I LOVE how you put them together in a frame - and the hula chick? so cute!

Ardyth said...

How cute is that - I love how you made the 'frame'! And those bright colours are fab!

Lisa said...

Well I think you've done Frankie and Annette proud today Emily! Your hula chickie looks great framed out in the surfboards. HANG TEN!!!

Marisa said...

What a cute way to use the surfboards :) Loveo the bright colours and that little chick is too cute :)

Bonnie said...

Hee, hee! That chick in the hula skirt is just too cute! The surfboards make a delightful frame for her!

maryr917 said...

this is so cute Emily-love your creative use of the surfboard image to form a frame

~Tammy~ said...

This totally rocks! I love how you cleverly used the surfboards to create a cool frame for Hula Chickie!

Linda R said...

Yep.. You totally rocked this challenge.. I can't do surfer talk at all. Hee Hee.. Love what you did with those images..

Hugs~

Colleen Dietrich said...

I don't know enough surfer language to properly respond, but I can "whoa!" The four surfboards look so neat against that center - super clever!

Jingle said...

What a fun way to use the surfboards! Super cute card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is so clever and fun

Alice Wertz said...

too cute! love love how you used those surf boards! super card!

Wendy said...

WOW! What a way to frame up that cute hula chickie! FABULOUS use of the surf boards! Love it!

Benzi said...

Cool card, Emily. That little chick is so rad. :-) Your card is just too fun and love the framing.
Peace!!!! O.K., that may not be surfer talk...hmmm

Ruza Rebel said...

The surfboard frame is perfect for the little chickie! CUTE card! ;o)

Auntie Em said...

Emily, I am sure you are the only person who could look at surf boards and see the cutest frame for a little chickie! And one with a grass skirt, no less! The cutest thing ever. Love it!!! :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Hee hee! That is so clever! I love how you placed the surfboards! Of course, the little chickie is darling, too!

Keith and Kim Kesti said...

Another cutie! That chick is too much - fun!