Right now Rob and I are enjoying being in one of our happy places. Most every February we are able to spend some time on the Florida west coast. It is so beautiful here. There is nothing calmer than hearing the ocean or gulf waves crashing on the sand. It is an awesome sound to wake up to and to go to sleep by. I thought it was appropriate to make a card using a new stamp set in the Stampin’ Up!® 2022 January – June MIni Catalog called Paradise Palms since I have a palm tree right outside our door. This stamp set has coordinating dies called Palm Dies (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle). This was a bundle I knew I had to have the first time I saw it. Plus, as an extra, it also coordinated with the stamp set called Timeless Tropical and the Tropical Dies that are in the Annual Catalog and another background stamp set in the MIni Catalog called Gentle Waves.
To make this card I first masked off the top section of the card and stamped the water using the Gentle Waves stamp in Misty Moonlight ink. Then I used a Blending Brush with Balmy Blue ink cover the waves. After that I moved the mask over the waves section plus I cut out a circle using the Layering Circles Dies from a Post-it Note to cover where the setting sun would be and blended the top portion of the card using a Blending Brush and Daffodil Delight, Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie and Misty Moonlight ink. I cut out the Palm Trees in Basic Black card stock and adhered them to the front of the card using Multipurpose Glue. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink.
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Susan, what a wonderful sunset card! I love all the masking and blending that makes this such a realistic scene
Gorgeous card! I’d love to be enjoying that sunset 🙂
Susan, this is a definite WOW! card. It’s so gorgeous and makes me want to be there. *LOVE*