As some of you may know, I live on Lake Ontario. Lake Ontario is one of the Great Lakes. It is the deepest of them but not the largest. Our year round house is on a bay of the lake but we can only see it through the trees. We have always wanted a house on the lake where we can actually see it and swim in it. We were so fortunate to be able to buy our dream cottage last year. Every night we get these awesome sunsets (I’ve posted a few here) and every morning we can look out our window at the lake while drinking our tea or coffee.
I made this card with Lake Ontario in mind. Our view doesn’t really have mountains in the background because we are facing west but it is close enough. I used a couple of different stamp sets. One is called Waterfront. This set was in the 2018 Occasions Catalog and thankfully was carried over into the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog. I think it was the most popular set. The colors I used are Tranquil Tide (for the mountains and trees), Crumb Cake (for the land), a mixture of Balmy Blue and Night Of Navy for the water and Daffodil Delight and Pool Party for the sky. I actually sponged the water and the sky with these colors. The sentiment is from Waterfront too.
The sailboats are from a brand new stamp set called Lilypad Lake. This stamp set has matching dies called Lakeside Framelits and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. I stamped them in Memento Black Ink and then cut them out using one of the dies. I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to give them some color (Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie).
I do have to say, that although sailboats are beautiful to look at, I bought a new present this summer. Isn’t she beautiful!!??!!