I am really loving this Stampin’ Up!® early release of the Waves Of The Ocean Suite. I have always been a beach girl. Our family and friends would go to Jones Beach, which is on Long Island, a lot when we were kids. There are multiple beaches there but we always went to Beach 2. The waves were huge (for a little girl) and I would spend hours in the water riding the waves. Often times I would get caught up in a wave and be pulled underneath while I tumbled onto shore. I would get right back up do it again a hundred times. Other mothers would watch and said to mother “aren’t you worry she will drown?” and my mother would always say “Try to stop her”. I would come home bruised, scratched but still loving it. I do have to admit I have done this a few times as an adult but it seems to hurt much more now.
The Waves Of The Ocean Suite includes the stamp set called Waves Of Inspiration, the coordinating dies called Waves Dies, beautiful Designer Series Paper called Waves Of The Ocean, gorgeous Blue Foil and Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels. Click HERE to see a video showing how they designed the Designer Series Paper.
To make my card I first took a 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ piece of Basic White card stock and stamped the bottom of it with the background stamp called Gentle Waves using Balmy Blue ink. This stamp is in the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog. Then I took a Blending Brush and blended Balmy Blue ink on top of the waves and the sky. Next I stamped the Pelican on top of the post five times in Crumb Cake ink and cut them out using the corresponding die. I cut the Pelican off three of them and made the dock out of two. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Slim Sayings and the seagulls in Misty Moonlight ink. Lastly, I added cut two clouds from the Waves Dies and adhered them to the card.
Susan, I LOVE the way you have made this dock. It is brilliant. And I can’t believed that you enjoyed playing in the ocean undertow. Jeepers I”m glad that you survived your antics! I have some sympathy for your Mom, too.
The way you made the dock is so clever! This is such a sweet card. Are you ready to be at the lake? (Well probably not yet, because it’s still cold.) And did your mom’s hair go gray before you were 10?? (And, final though – EVERYTHING seems to hurt more when you’re an adult.)