Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Awesome, Dude!

Isn't he adorable!? He is the new Surfer Ian (release date - May 15) from The Greeting Farm! I am so glad that my daughter has several friends that are boys because I LOVE the Ian stamps as much as the Anya's and that gives me a good reason to use Ian (Reasons? We don't need no stinking reasons! HA HA!) Ok, Sorry, I will try to control myself! This was just so much fun and I am a bit giddy!

I made my card a stair step card (Markie's Mom does a great tutorial). I thought it would be neat to have layers of waves and to have Ian riding them! The larger waves are punched with a Fiskars punch and glued to the front of the middle fold, then covered with a piece of embossed card stock, and the smaller waves are the pieces that were left behind after taking the big wave! The DP is from Paper Trunk and the sentiment is from the set Wardrobe #1 also from The Greeting Farm. Ian's surfboard has some Crystal Effects to make it nice and shiny and I popped him up on foam dots for dimension. Everything is colored with Copics:

Skin: Roo, E11, E13, R20, R22 ( My go-to color for skin is usually E00 with E11 for the shadow- the R00 is under everything - but for all of these summery cards I am really liking E11 with E13. It seems to give a good tanned look.)
Hair: E50,Y21,Y26,Y28
Clothes: YR21,YR14, G00,BG000,BG02
Board: R24,R27,R29,R39,C1,C3

Be sure to go see what all of my awesome team mates have done with this cutie (If you haven't already!)
Jessica Diedrich, Club Anya VP and DT Coordinator
And I hope to see you here tomorrow and then at the Virtual Stamp Luau tomorrow night!
:-) Traci


Brocéliane said...

very beautiful card and love the fab waves :)

Rosette said...

MY GOODNESS Traci.. you're such an awesome designer!!! You ALWAYS end up with something spectacular!!!! LOVELY!!! no more words! lol

Frank said...

Love the cards....the coloration is fantastic!!


Janna said...

Oh Traci!!!!! This is the coolest thing I have ever seen!!! HOw do your cards get better and better! I mean you are just a creative genius!!! I love the idea of a step card for surfer Ian! It creates so much dimension for the waves and your coloring is incredible!!! That hair is awesome!!! YOur husband needs to get stationed here!!! We have to meet so I can drool!!!!


Carisa said...

soooo cool! i love it. these step cards are so neat, i'm gonna have to try it some day. you totally rocked this.

Anonymous said...

This guys a winner. He must be so inspirational because every card I've seen with him is fabulous and yours is no exception. Fantastic Job. Love the step card.

Jessica Diedrich said...

Traci this is just STUNNING. WOW WOW WOW I love the "stair step" technique and the way you both embossed AND cut out waves. You are amazing! Your coloring on our little Hottie is just awesome, too! This ROCKS!

Mary Giles said...

Aweaome is right when it comes to describing this card. He looks like a genuine Californian surfer dude with that golden hair and sun kissed skin. Absolutely stunning.

Maria said...

Wow Traci!! Such an awesome card. I love the folds. . .it makes for a great surfing wave!! too cool! I love that Ian stamp. . I'm originally from Hawaii so anything with a Hawaii theme or beach theme reminds me of living there!! Awesome job on your coloring too. . .beautifully done as always!!

Anna said...

Love this one! I just love how you color the hair on all of these guys!