I am always looking for way to use the beautiful Stampin’ Up!® Designer Series Paper. It is so hard to make that first cut into the 12′ x12″ paper. I don’t know why. I buy it to use it but then it is so gorgeous, I hate cutting into it. I am have made a much bigger effort to use it lately and this card is a perfect way to use up some of the leftover scraps you have laying around.
The best part of a card such as this one is it was very easy to make. I used a strip of the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper that I had left over. It was 1″ x 12″. I cut it into four strips that were 1″ x 3.50″ and evenly layered them onto a 4.5″ x 3.5″ piece Evening Evergreen cardstock. I did this so I could wrap a piece of the Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave Ribbon around the strips of DSP. Before I wrapped the ribbon, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Slim Sayings and cut it out using a die from the set called Waves. This die set is in the upcoming 2022/2023 Annual Catalog but is available for pre-order now. Then I threaded the ribbon through the die cut, wrapped it around the strips of the Designer Series Paper and tied a knot. Lastly I layered it on an Evening Evergreen card base.
Sadly some of the products I used on this project are retiring on May 2nd. Slim Sayings has coordinating dies called Slimline Cards are in the January – June Mini Catalog and they will be retiring on June 30th. The Pansy Petals DSP and the Evening Evergreen Chevron Ribbon and both retiring on May 2nd or until supplies last. The Waves Dies are in the upcoming Annual Catalog.
On a side note, I wanted to share that my posts may be shorter or less frequent for a while. I tore my Achilles Tendon and had surgery on it last week. I am not allowed to put any pressure on my foot for weeks. Unfortunately, my stamp room is upstairs and I can not climb stairs a while. I have made a few cards prior to this so I will have some posts. A good thing is I was able to preorder some items from the new catalog that comes out in May. The bad thing is I might have forgotten some things on my order and I might have order multiple things of the same items as I am a little groggy! Thanks for your patience!
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.
The new Waves Of Ocean Collection is now available for customers to order. This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps called Waves Of Inspiration and detailed Waves dies, both early-release products from the upcoming Stampin’ Up!® 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of Waves Of The Ocean Designer Series Paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle.
This was a perfect stamp set for me to receive after spending some time in Florida where I could watch the waves breaking on the beach. It inspired me to make this simple but beautiful card. I first stamped the wave in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder on a piece of Basic White card stock. Then I used Blending Brushes to add some Pool Party and Pacific Point ink over the top of the wave. I lightly used Balmy Blue ink with a Blending Brush to add just a little bit of color to the sky. I stamped the birds and the sentiment using Pacific Point ink. I layered this on a piece of Pacific Point card stock and on a Pool Party card base.
This amazing collection will be in the new annual catalog that comes out in May but you can purchase it now. You can buy the whole collection with one item number (which includes the 10% discount for the stamp set and dies) or purchase each product individually.