Hope your b-day’s totally gnarly! {Streamside Studios}

Hi, crafty friends! I’m back today with a super clean and simple card, featuring the brand new Beach mice (digi) stamp set from Streamside Studios. I just couldn’t resist this surfing mouse and the punny sentiment that goes with it.

I printed the image in the center of a quarter piece of A4 X-Press It blending card, before coloring it with my Copics. I’ve never colored waves like this before, so I felt like I was in deep water.

I’ve found, however, that the best thing to do is to just jump in. It’s just paper and ink, and not the end of the world if it’s not perfect.

I used blues, teals and even a little bit of green to create my waves. I’d already colored the surfboard using teal colors, but once I was finished with the waves, you couldn’t really tell them apart, so I went back in with dark blues on top of the teal of the surfboard instead. The blue stands out much more against the background, and I’m never mad when I have to use blue 😉

I trimmed my panel down, adhered it to a top fold card base I created from After Midnight cardstock from My Favorite Things and printed a punny sentiment that I put an additional four layers of cardstock behind for dimension, before finishing off with a few raindrops from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. Super simple.

That little bit of dimension is everything on a simple card like this. Oh, and the raindrops too, I thought they fit well with the aquatic theme.

Lots and lots of blues for this!

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