OH Yea, Snowboarding! – Tutorial #242


Well you just never know what you are going to find from day to day here on this blog, lol.  I go from Spiders to snow scenes.  It keeps life interesting to think about winter in summer and vice a versa.  :)

Stampin’ Up came out this year with some great stamps.  I call them the Extreme Line.  Extreme Snowboard, Extreme Skateboard etc.  Take another look at those stamps, they are fun to work with.

Let’s get started.. . . . .  .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up Extreme Snowboard, Lovely As a Tree
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant and Bashful Blue
Ink: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Almost Amethyst & Bashful Blue
Accessories: Brayer, Sponge, Ribbon, Brads & Post it notes

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Brayered Bashful Blue ink at the top of a 3.5″ x 8.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock.


Stamped the Snowboarder at the top of the card stock with Basic Black ink.


Masked the bottom of the card stock with a post it note, put on at an angle.


Ripped another post it note in the shape of a hill and added it over the first post it note to create a second hill.


Sponged Bashful Blue at the post it note edges and onto the card stock.


Stamped the top portion of the Lovely as a tree Pine tree stamp just above the post it notes with Basic Black ink.


Remove the top post it note and sponge Almost Amethyst ink at the bottom of the hill that is revealed.


Take the remaining post it note mask and move it down to create a third hill and sponge Almost Amethyst on the second hill revealed.


Remove the post it note mask that is at the bottom and sponge Almost Amethyst ink at the bottom right corner.


Added two Elegant Eggplant panels and a Bashful Blue panel.   Assemble the card front and add ribbon and brads.  Use a piercing tool to start your holes for the brads.


Here is the finished card measuring 4″ x 9″.  This size card fits in a standard #10 office size envelope. :)


I hope this tutorial has got you thinking about starting your Winter creations even though it may be 100 degrees outside.

May your day be filled to overflowing with joy.

Until my next post. . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

Huge Hugs,


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36 responses to “OH Yea, Snowboarding! – Tutorial #242

  1. Hi Michelle, what a great card. The shadowing on the snow makes it look 3D. Thanks again for another wonderful post.

  2. Oh Michelle! This is an awesome card.. You are so very creative!
    I can see this card as an awesome Christmas Card also!
    Thank you so much for your awesome tutorials!

  3. What a fabulous card!! Love it!

  4. Sandy Knecht

    Very cool card, Michelle! Woohoo…Columbia next week…see you there!

  5. Fabulous card, Michelle! My extreme skateboarder and snowboarder sets are on their way! I ordered the snowboarder after seeing your other card and decided at the last minute to add the snowboarder–we live in Alaska. These are just perfect for teen cards! Thanks so much for your inspiration and wonderful tutorials!

  6. Evelyn----Ks.stamper

    WOW. Michelle I love this card, guess what I have to have this stamp…………Thanks for the great tutorial.

  7. Great card and tutorial! I love the Extreme line for those hard tween and teen cards. This card has it all…just wonderful!

  8. Shelly Schmidt

    Fabulous card-seeing this stamp in a whole new light now……. And you are so right about those in between ages with kids- I could definately give this too my son who is 20- not too many other cards would be approp for him….(We need a set where a kid is in front of a computer with his ipod plugs in his ears…..hehehehe). TFS

  9. Nice!

  10. Niki Winchell

    I am totally impressed with the snow. It looks great! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!


  11. Fantastic, I am looking forward to playing with some of these “extreme” stamps when mine arrive.

  12. Mitzy German

    Oh yea, what a card. Love it, love it, love it. You have a way of making these sets come to life as artitsts tools. Oh yes, they are in your hands. Thank you for the tutorial. I am still amazed with what you share with us. Thank you again. Hope you and yours are well and happy.

  13. What an awesome card! You may have just talked me into getting that stamp ;o)

  14. Lynnor Goodwin

    Wow…you really made that one look easy!! I knew you would get these extreme images and do some awesome tutes with them! Love this one, though this is the one that I probably won’t get because there just isn’t much call for snowboarding in Florida :0) This is an awesome card, though, and I’m sure the techniques you used could be adapted for other winter card…or amybe even sand dunes!! This was definitely a keeper!

  15. Michelle! I really dig the way you made the snow pop and look really, really cold. :o)

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  16. I just love this card. You are so creative, you keep me inspired.

    Thank you!

  17. Lora Sinkler-Lake

    Michelle your work just ROCKS!!! How about a trip to Toronto, Ontario Canada to teach a workshop?

  18. Laurie in MN

    I am always amazed by your work.

  19. Michelle, how you did the snow and trees in this was just brilliant! And so simple!
    Love it.

  20. Peggy Maier

    Great card – love the colors, etc, etc, as usual!

  21. COOL !!!

  22. Michelle, As much as I hated the thought of snow, living in Maine and having sooooo much last winter, I just loved this card! I think I’ll have to get that stamp, as my niece is getting into bad. lol

  23. Marie Taylor

    Wow! You make this look so easy, but my brayered cards never turn out anything like this! I’ve never even posted one:( How about coming to Canada to do a workshop Michelle?

  24. 100???? Try 105 and no rain for 9 months!!! Then all of a sudden today we got two inches!!! Woo Hoo!!! Anyway, your snow scene just made me yern for winter. It also gave me an idea for this year’s Christmas cards which I had better get started on or I’ll never get them done! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Beautiful card.

  25. Oh my word, Michelle! That is just gorgeous!!! The snowboarder & skateboarder are definitely going on my next order. Please, please do something really cool with the surfer, too!

  26. Love it!! I love how you take such a simple stamp (including the skateboarder) and turn it into such a beautiful card. I love how realistic they become. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  27. What a totally wacked card! Ok, snowboarder talk aside, I LOVE IT!

  28. Woohoo! I love your cards and creativity…thank you! I learn so much and enjoy your fun chatter.

  29. Karen Steadman

    I’m absolutely lovin’ this card! Tip of the hat and hand to you as I have two nephews that will love a version of extreme snowboarding for b-day and Christmas this year. Know what I will now add to my SUp stamp club order this month. Thanks so much!

  30. I love it. You make such cute cards. Wish I had the time to do more. I am on my way downstairs to my craft room to try some out right now. Thanks for the ideas!!!!

  31. I’ve been eyeing this stamp in the catalogue, now I must have it. I love your snow slopes.

  32. Hi Michelle, what an enabler! Another great card from the master. I am always inspired by your use of colour in creating light and dark, shadow and highlights. I have learned much from your tutorials, and appreciate so much the time, effort, and caring you put into your blog for al of us. Thank you!

  33. I used your idea to create the 1st card in this post: http://ndstamperspot.blogspot.com/2009/08/autumn-and-bears-what-treat.html

    Thanks for the great instructions.

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  35. you inspire me .. and it comforts me to know of your greatness… thank you michelle…..anne marie

  36. Really nice background, i like it !