I have taken a bit of time to try out my new supplies from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I am having a hard time deciding which set is my favorite, but I know one of them that really caught my eye is the new Waterfront Stamp Set. It is beautiful, and fun to play with! It has 16 different stamps that allow you to create lots of different landscapes - from tropical beaches to mountain get-a-ways, it provides many looks!
This is a card that I did as a recent swap with my former Advisory Board sisters. This group includes some amazing ladies, and they do beautiful work!
Here is the card that I created for this swap.
To create this card, I used the Pinewood Planks Texture Folder. I inked the raised side of the folder with Early Espresso Ink, inserted a piece of 4 x 5.25 inch Crumb Cake card stock, and ran this through the Big Shot. I LOVE the look this created! I adhered this textured piece to my Early Espresso card base. I then took a 3 x 4 inch piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped a scene using the Waterfront Stamp set.
I started with the "grass" by stamping the triangular stamp in Pear Pizzazz ink. I stamped over this with the straight stamp in Pear Pizzazz ink to give some variation in shades. Next, I stamped the trees using Always Artichoke ink. To create the sunset, I stamped the Sun in Crushed Curry. I then stamped over this image with the triangular shaped stamp using the rock and roll technique with So Saffron and Peek-a-boo Peach inks. I turned the triangular shaped stamp so that the tip was pointed up for the top half of the image over the sun, and down for the bottom half of the image over the sun. This created a "halo" affect around the sun. This left some empty space between my "sunset" and the "ground", so I filled this in by inking the triangular stamp with So Saffron ink, placing a mask over the "ground", and stamping the triangular stamp point down so that it filled in this open space without overlapping the ground. The cabin was stamped with Early Espresso ink, cut out and popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional. The saying was stamped in Early Espresso ink.
After I finished stamping, I cut the oval shape around the stamped image using the Layering Ovals Framelits. I sponged the edge of the oval with Early Espresso ink to carry through with the watercolor effect. I created a "shadow" by placing an Early Espresso oval under the stamped oval, and popping the stamped image up with dimensionals. To finish off the look, I used two of the Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes that I had colored with the Bronze Stampin' Blends Marker.
Remember with a $50 order (before tax and shipping) placed before March 31, 2018 , you will receive a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure!