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Surf’s Up!

Surf's Up

Hi All,

Today’s card is a beach scene using the new Surf’s Up set by Simon Says Stamp. There are so many cute elements in this stamp set! Here is a close-up of my coloring:

Surf's Up

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Copic sketch markers used: surf boards (Y15, R27, V15, B02); palm tree (E57, E55, YG25, YG67)

SSS Surf's Up
SSS Surf’s Up
SSS Surf's Up Dies
SSS Surf’s Up Dies
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Antique Linen
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals


  1. wrote on June 22nd, 2018 at 9:00 am


    I really love your card. It reminds me of some of my Christmas cards last year. I used Newton’s Nook “Sun Soaked Christmas”. I’m sure this stamp set was made for those in the States who live in Hawaii and who enjoy warm beach weather at Christmas. But, it also worked perfectly for us in Australia with similar climatic conditions. I used coloured pencils on crumb cake card-stock. But I am going to consider doing a similar card to yours this year to send to those who didn’t receive a card from me last Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great weekend!

  2. wrote on June 22nd, 2018 at 4:18 pm


    I don’t know that I would have thought of cutting the sections of the background apart. I’d probably have done it the hard(er) way and masked–your way seems so much easier! Love the colors you used–both inks & markers. Really cute little scene, too. Have a great weekend, Darlene, & don’t roast too much in this now-summer heat! 😺 ~ Andrea

  3. wrote on June 23rd, 2018 at 12:04 am


    Cute card! Yesterday, I was working on a beach card for the challenge. Haven’t quite finished it yet. So now, I think I’ll steal your idea of putting dots on the sand and water.

  4. wrote on June 23rd, 2018 at 2:17 am


    Very cute card Darlene although not appropriate here in Australia at this time (a bit chilly!!!)

  5. wrote on June 23rd, 2018 at 10:01 am


    You are the master of paper crafting. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy your posts. I don’t always comment, as I look at so many sites each day, but belonging to this group is such fun. Thank you for continuing to inspire us. I don’t know how you come up with all these ideas, but your dreams must all be in color!

    • wrote on June 26th, 2018 at 10:39 pm


      Thank you Diana! 🙂

  6. wrote on June 24th, 2018 at 3:21 pm


    Love this Summery card, especially the paper piecing you did to create the beach and the water, the palm tree and surfboards are so adorable.
    Thank you for sharing another fabulous card.

  7. wrote on June 24th, 2018 at 3:22 pm


    Oh, by the way, I guess I’m one of the lucky ones who is not having troubles logging in to your blog, thank goodness for that.
    Thank you for the tips about how to fix it just in case.

  8. wrote on June 26th, 2018 at 9:51 am


    Darlene, that card is adorable. The little touches of the dots really did add to it. I love how you always think of those little details that just up the awesomeness factor. Always enjoy your cards and videos!

  9. wrote on June 26th, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Jennifer Stark

    LOVE THIS!!! You are an artist the way you add the perfect details with dots!! I LOVE watching you make cards!!

    I was having trouble logging in. I look at your site using Safari on my I-Pad. I used my laptop and Firefox and had no trouble.

  10. wrote on June 26th, 2018 at 5:37 pm


    Such a cute card! I LOVE it! TFS

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