Seascape

Stampin Up Seascape

Seascape is a fun stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021/2022 Annual Catalog.  It has coordinating dies called Sea Life and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The stamp set has nine stamps that include some fish, seaweed, bubbles, sand and sentiments.  The die set has 4 large dies in it which include a very large gold fish, a very large seahorse, some seaweed and little fish.  I think it is just made to use bright, happy colors with.

To make this card, I first stamped the seaweed in Granny Apple Green ink.  Then I stamped the sand with Soft Suede ink onto a separate piece of Basic White card stock and actually used a die from the set called Majestic Mountain to cut it out. I didn’t want it go straight across so I used the top of the mountains to make it jagged.  I layered that on top of the seaweed piece.  Then I stamped the little fish in Fresh Freesia and the bubbles in Coastal Cabana ink.  I stamped the larger fish in Polished Pink ink and cut them out by hand.  It was fairly easy to do since the lines are mostly straight (just don’t look too closely).  I popped them up on the card stock using Dimensionals as well as the little Bermuda Bay fish.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink

Rob and I went to the Caribbean many moons ago where we snorkeled off one of the islands and saw fish just like this swimming by.  We were actually there to see a ship wreck but I was too scared to go there so I just looked at all the beautiful fish.  I think I have seen too many scary movies where ghosts come out of ship wrecks and preferred not to get too close.  I am a chicken.  I know.

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Seascape & Soft Pastels

Hello everyone!  It is time for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge was to use the Stampin’ Up!®  Soft Pastels Assortment otherwise known as chalks.  I have to say, this was a challenge for me.  I remember have chalks a very long time ago but I rarely used them.  As a matter of fact, when we moved a year ago, I threw out the old tin of them.  I discovered that Splitcoast Stampers has a bunch of techniques you can use with chalk.

Here is the card I made.

Stampin Up Seascape

I decided to use one of the Plenty Of Patterns Masks (or stencils) for my technique.  It is very simple and easy to do (which everyone knows I love).  I took a piece of Basic White card stock and layered a mask over it.  I taped it on the sides so the mask would not love around.  Then I pressed Versamark Ink all over the mask making sure it was completely covered.  Then I let it dry over night.

The Soft Pastels Assortment has eight different colors in the box.  I used the Night Of Navy, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana chalks.  The other colors in the box are Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow and Poppy Parade.  I just ran the chalk over the dried Versamark ink.  The chalk sticks to the ink really well.  I did end up spraying it with Krylon Clear Acrylic Coating but I am not sure if that was necessary.  I just didn’t want to send someone a card where their hands would get all chalky.

Next I cut out the Seahorse from the Sea Life Dies in a piece of Basic White cardstock and then again in a piece of Highland Heather.  These dies coordinate with the Seascape stamp set and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I snipped out the three little parts that hold the Seahorse together.  I backed the negative piece of the Basic White cardstock with a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and then adhered the Highland Heather Seahorse inside it.

The sentiment is from Sweet As A Peach.  I stamped it in Highland Heather ink and adhered it over the Seahorse with Stampin Dimensionals.  I felt like the card needed something more so I added three of the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and a piece of Highland Heather Grosgrain ribbon behind the Seahorse.  This ribbon is just gorgeous and has just the right amount of sparkle.

By the way, today is Rob’s and my anniversary.  38 years together!  It is hard to believe.  Happy anniversary, Rob.  I love you even more today and 38 years ago!

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using their Soft Pastels Assortment.

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Give It A Whirl

Stampin Up Give It A Whirl

Hiding amongst the many Stampin’ Up!® products is a set of dies called Give It A Whirl.  It doesn’t coordinate with any stamp set so it is hard to miss in the 2021/2022 Annual Catalog but you can see it on page 163 and some samples on page 57.  What makes this set of dies different?  They are interactive dies which mean they do something or make something move.  In this case, they make a wheel that you can turn to see different images.  They are really such fun and not hard to make at all.

There are four different “window” dies with this set.  There is a circle, a rectangle a heart and the shape I used on my card.  Then there is a die that cuts out a large circle which is the wheel you turn.  It has a scalloped edge so you can turn it with your finger.  There is a large die that cuts out the front of the card that had the 1/2 circle cut out to turn the wheel.  There are 21 dies in all to help decorate your card.

To make this card I first used a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of Coastal Cabana card stock to make the background.  Then I cut out the front using the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper that you can purchase as a Hostess Set.  This pack of paper has 48 12″ x 12″ inch sheets (lots and lots!).  Then I cut out the scalloped wheel in Whisper White and stamped a different color fish from the stamp set called Seascape in each section so when you turn the wheel you can see each one.  I decorated the front of the card using dies from the coordinating set called Sea Life.  The Give It A Whirl die set even includes the little arrow showing you how to turn the wheel.

Here are some more photos showing the different colored fish I used.

Stampin Up Give It A Whirl

If you would like to see a great video on how to put this together click HERE.  She did a great job explaining it.

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Seascape & A Technique Challenge

Hello everyone!  It is time again for another BS & J Productions challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me.  This time our challenge was to make something using a technique.  I chose to make a card using a Heat Embossed Embossing Folders Technique I saw on Jennifer McGuire’s website.

The Heat Embossed Embossing Folder technique is a very simple but fun technique.  To do it you just put Versamark Ink on the debossed side of the embossing folder.  You want it on the debossed side so the background is what gets the ink on it and not the raised part.  Then you run it through your Cut & Embossing Machine.  I ran it through 3 or 4 times to make sure you get all the Versamark on the card stock.  Then you sprinkle clear embossing powder and set it with your Heat Tool.  By the way, I used a retired embossing folder for this but you could use any folder you have.  I love how the clear embossing powder darkened the Pool Party cardstock just enough to make it look different.

Next I cut out the Seahorse in Fresh Freesia card stock.  The die you use for this is from the set called Sea Life.  It has a coordinating stamp set called Seascapes and you can save 10% purchasing them together in a bundle.  This particular die does not totally cut out the Seahorse so you have to snip it in a few places to release it from the card stock.  I layered that on top of a piece of Basic White cardstock and a slightly larger piece of Fresh Freesia card stock.  Then I cut out the little fish using another die from this set.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Artistically Inked.

Now, let’s go see what technique Buffy and Jackie used.  I am sure I will learning something new from these incredibly talented stampers.

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Seascape

Stampin Up Seascape

When my sons were little we would go to the local fireman’s field days every summer.  It was just a small carnival with a couple of kid rides, normal carnival food (candy apples being my favorite) and some games where you could win things.  They always had the throw a pingpong ball into a fish bowl and win a fish.  We always came home with at least one.  Of course, the usually died within a few months which was always a traumatic thing.  The other thing is, my kids would always name the fish George after George Bush (the father).  I have no idea why.

When I saw Seascape in the 2021/2022 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog it went right on my list.  I love flowers but it is also nice to get other images so I thought this was a good one to add to my collection.  You can purchase the coordinating dies called Sea Life in a Bundle and save 10%.

To make this card, I first cut out George (the Goldfish) in Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Then I cut out the Coastal Cabana fish.  I took a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and stamped it  using Crumb Cake ink with the dotted stamp which I figured was supposed to be sand or something and cut that out using one of the Basic Borders dies.  The die is supposed to be clouds (I think) but I thought it would work for the bottom of the lake.  I stamped the reeds using Granny Apple Green ink and the little fish in Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Sweet As A Peach.  It is one long stamp but it was too long for the card so I cut it in half.

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