When I first opened my package and saw the Surf’s Up stamp set, I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to create something with it. I had a sketch that I needed to create a card with, so I pulled out this set. The sketch gave me a perfect starting point and I fell in love with this stamp set! I felt so inspired and full of ideas on ways to use it.

Amazingly, this has turned out to be one of my very favorite stamp sets! Plus, there is an add on stamp set that coordinates with the larger set. I love when a stamp designer creates extra stamp sets that work with your original one. It always feels like you get so much value because you use them more. Add-ons add to the fun of the original set. I love having a lot of options when I’m creating.

I created several cards with this set a few days ago. I just could not wait to pull it out again and create a beach scene.

I used the Maker Forte Circle Spotlight Stencil to create a little beach scene. This allowed me to isolate one part of the card front to create my scene. I ink blended on some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky, then some Sand Castle Catherine Pooler ink for the sand. I made an effort to have variations in color in the sky and the sand to go for a more realistic looking scene.

I added some Copic marker details by adding some green flicks to create beach grass and some brown dots to add some texture to the sand.

My marker went a touch outside my circle so this allowed me the opportunity to create a circle frame with 2 layering circle dies and this pretty cardstock. This is the Maker Forte Blue Raspberry cardstock and it’s so pretty!

I also created two surfboards. One uses the outline stamp and one of the add-on insert stamps. The other uses one of the inserts from the larger set with the background and outline stamps. The add-on insert set has 4 surfboard inserts that you can color in. The inserts in the larger set are solid stamps that you can stamp in your ink color. No coloring is needed.

My original version of this card did not have the water as you will see in the video. I asked my husband his opinion of the card and he hated it because I created a beach scene with no water. (He’s an honest critic!)

I added some water with my Copics using B14, B12, BG11, and a white gel pen. I must admit, he was right. It is a much better card with the water added. He said it was now amazing, so I’ll take it!

The Surf’s Up stamp set has AMAZING sentiments. I love this one!! It’s so perfect and what a great attitude to carry around all day.

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