Stampin’ Up! High Tide for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! High Tide photopolymer stamp set to make a pretty lighthouse seaside scene for today’s Hop. This pretty stamp set is on the retiring list, but it’s a classic – mine is in the old green packaging! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a sketch challenge this week and pretty sketch we are using:

I embossed a Pretty Peacock panel with the Seabed 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Pretty Peacock card base. I cut out a panel of the Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ designer series paper with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die and adhered it to a Bermuda Bay mat. I adhered the DSP panel to the the card front on an angle.

I stamped the lighthouse from the Stampin’ Up! High Tide photopolymer stamp set in Smoky Slate and Real Red ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the Smoky Slate stamp on a large Post it note and cut it out for a lighthouse mask. I stamped the sand in Crumb Cake ink under the lighthouse, and re-inked it and stamped it again to extend the sand across the bottom of the panel. I covered the lighthouse with the mask and stamped the water in Bermuda Bay ink on both sides of the lighthouse. I masked off a horizon line above the water and the sand. Using my blending brushes, I applied Pool Party ink over the water. I gradually blended in Pacific Point ink over the Pool Party ink and finished with Night of Navy on a sponge dauber at the horizon.

I used a blending brush to apply Crumb Cake ink on the bottom of the panel over the sand. I stamped the grasses from the Stampin’ Up! High Tide stamp set in Garden Green ink around the base of the lighthouse. I used my blending brush again to apply Balmy Blue and Pacific Point inks to the sky and stamped the birds in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut the panel out with the third largest Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it to a Bermuda Bay mat and then to the card front. I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock on a Bermuda Bay panel and cut it out with the second smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies. I adhered a couple of loops of Misty Moonlight twine to the card front and popped the label on top with dimensionals. I finished the card with a Misty Moonlight enamel dot on the label.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the lighthouse from the Stampin’ Up! High Tide stamp set in Smoky Slate and Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sand in Crumb Cake. I inked up the water with Bermuda Bay and used a sponge dauber to lighten the ink on the right side. I masked the light house and stamped the water. I used the blending brushes and sponge dauber to color the water just like the card front, fading the color toward the center of the panel. I stamped the grasses in Garden Green and the birds in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Though it’s time to say good bye to the Stampin’ Up! High Tide stamp set, it will remain one of the all time favorites. The stamps are so well designed that you can create so many different seaside scenes. And it looks great with so many different coloring techniques that are fun to play with. So get yours before it’s gone!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pretty Peacock – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed panel)
  • Bermuda Bay – two 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ panels (front mats), 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (stamped panel)
  • Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut panel)

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! High Tide for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. WOW!!! Just Wow! LOVE everything about your card Akiko 🙂 One of my favorite lighthouses. Love the DSP behind and the embossed panel. Perfection!!

  2. First of all, the inside is spectacular! Second, I really like that you matted the art panels. Gorgeous colors together.

  3. Others have pretty much said it all. I have always liked this stamp set, and even though it is going away, I will still use it. Love the red lighthouse against the Blues/Greens, and the embossing, WOW.

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