Stampin’ Up! Waterfront and Rooted in Nature Birthday Card

Good Morning! I do not have a sneak peek this morning, it is an oldies but goodies kind of day. I made a nature themed masculine birthday card with the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront and Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature stamp sets. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by stamping the mountains from the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set in Basic Gray ink across a panel of light wood grained In Good Taste designer series paper. I masked part of the mountain and stamped the sun in Daffodil Delight ink. I removed the mask and stamped the trees in Garden Green ink and some grass using the double stroke stamp in Pear Pizzazz ink. I finished off the mountain scene by stamping the birds from the Mountain Air stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature stamp set using my stamparatus. I inked up the trunk using Soft Suede ink and stamped. Then, I inked the leaves using Garden Green ink and stamped again. The stamparatus gives me the precision of stamping in the same place with different ink colors. Then I cut the tree out with the coordinating die from the Nature’s Roots Dies.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays cling stamp set in Basic Gray ink on the right side of a Very Vanilla strip. I adhered it to a Basic Gray mat and then adhered it to the stamped DSP panel with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the stamped layered In Good Taste DSP panel to a Basic Gray mat and then popped it on the front of a Gray Granite card base with dimensionals. I adhered the die cut tree to the card front with dimensionals.

I stamped the mountains, sun and tree on the bottom corner of a Very Vanilla panel using the same colors as the card front, except that I stamped each off first so it would be lighter. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates stamp set in Basic Gray ink in the top portion of the panel and added more birds next to it. I adhered a strip of the light wood grain DSP to the bottom of the panel and then adhered it to a Basic Gray mat. I adhered it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I was pleased that the image stamped so well on the light wood grain DSP! And it was nice to use some old favorite stamp sets again – especially with some new DSP! I bet there are other oldies but goodies, even retired ones, that would go great with the In Good Taste designer series paper!


Stampin’ In The Meadows August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Gray Granite – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Gray – (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (front mat and inside mat), 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ (label mat)
  • Very Vanilla – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut tree), 3/4″ x 3-7/8″ (label)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (stamped front panel), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)

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Stampin’ Up! Waterfront Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I have a fun summer friendship card that I made using the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront photopolymer stamp set. You can find supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Today’s card was inspired by the fun sketch at Try Stampin on Tuesday Challenge 413. This sketch was a little challenging – I hope that I’ve captured it! Check out the designers examples and the other challenge entries.

I love the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set because it allows you to stretch your creativity so much and I’m amazed at all the beautiful cards that folks have created with it. I started this scene by using the long double stroke stamp to create the island in Crumb Cake ink. I wanted the shoreline to resemble the scallops in the sketch, so I positioned the stamp horizontally and then turned it around and stamped again to get little coves. I double stamped to get lighter shades and sometimes just inked up part of the stamp to add color to specific areas. With this stamp set it’s fun to just build up the color until you get what you want. I next worked on the ocean in Coastal Cabana ink.

For the ocean, I used the long single stroke stamp and again double and triple stamped to get color variations that resembled waves. I next stamped the sun and then sponged the sky in the retired color Soft Sky.

I then stamped the palm tree grove by stamping the trunks from the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set using Soft Suede and then the tree tops using Shaded Spruce and Old Olive. By using both colors, I gave the image a little more depth. I then stamped the little cabanas, one for you and one for your friend, in Calypso Coral ink. I finished by stamping the small seagulls from the High Tide stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Once finished I adhered a Coastal Cabana mat to the back.

I took the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set and stamped it on a piece of scrap Whisper White paper in Calypso Coral ink. I cut it out with a stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes die cuts. I then cut a scrap piece of Coastal Cabana using the decorative circle die from the Stitched Labels die cut set and adhered it to the back of the sentiment and popped it on the art piece with dimensional and popped them both to a Bermuda Bay card base, again with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a little scene using the same elements as the card front on another piece of Whisper White. I matted it again with Coastal Cabana cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Waterfront stamp set is awesome for creativity expression – anything goes! And a day at the beach with friends is a perfect summer day. Can you hear the waves?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great summer day!

Akiko


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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Bermuda Bay – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 2″ x 5 1/2″, 1 1/2″ square scrap
  • Coastal Cabana – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 2″ square scrap

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