This is another card I made during that sunny 70 degree say we had a couple of weeks ago. It motivated me to make some summery cards. Of course, it has gotten cold again and they are even talking possible snow but at least the snow does not last very long in Nashville.
I am, once again, using that gorgeous paper in the Sale-a-bration Catalog called Dandy Designs. This pack of Designer Series Paper has 48 sheets for gorgeous double-sided paper. You can get it free with a $100 order. It is so worth it! I cut a 4″ x 5.25″ piece and adhered it to a Basic White card base.
Next, I cut out the frame using two of the Stitched Rectangle dies. To make it easier, I cut out the larger one first. Then, I taped a smaller die to the larger die cut to keep it in place and cut out the center. You can use Washi Tape or medical tape for this. Sometimes Washi Tape can be a little to strong but you can stick it on your pants or sleeves a couple of times to redue the tackiness.
I took a 3″ x 4.25″ piece of Basic White card stock and added color to it using Blending Brushes and Balmy Blue, Tahitian Tide and Pacific Point ink for the background. I first stamped the birds from the stamp set called Let’s Set Sail in Whisper White ink but they did not show up very well so I added some more using Starry Sky ink. I am just saying the white birds are in the distance behind some clouds. I adhered this piece to the back of the frame I made earlier.
After this, I stamped the sails in Starry Sky ink and the sailboat in Crumb Cake and punched them using using the coordinating Sailboat Builder Punch. If you purchase the stamp set and the punch in a bundle you can save 10%. I stamped the shadow of the sailboat using Whisper White ink and the sentiment from Heron Habitat in Starry Sky ink.
This was an exciting week for some of my grandchildren. Emory started kindergarten, Madelyn started second grade and Nolan is going to pre-kindergarten! I just can not believe how much they have grown up in so short a time. As they say “Days go slow but years go fast!”. I will show photos at the end of this post.
Rays Of Lights is a new background stamp in the 2022/2023 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. I really like how it can highlight an image and I love the texture it has with the lines instead of having totally solid lines. I decided to pair this background stamp with the bundle called Let’s Set Sail. This bundle includes the stamp set called Let’s Set Sail and the Sailboat Builder Punch. You can save 10% by ordering it using the bundle item number.
To make this card, I first stamped the Rays Of Light in Daffodil Delight ink. I stamped the sails in Tahitian Tide and the sailboat in Parakeet Party ink. Then I punched them out using the Sailboat Builder Punch. I stamped the “water” in Starry Sky ink on a piece of Basic White card stock and then cut it out using the Layering Circles Dies. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment and the birds. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Cottage Wreaths. This set is in the 2022 July – December Catalog. It has coordinating dies called Country Wreaths.
Here are some of the first day of school photos of Emy, Maddie and Nolan that I promised to post:
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This is the second card we made when my stamping friends came over to the cottage last week. We used the bundle called Let’s Set Sail. This bundle includes the stamp set of the same name and the Sailboat Builder Punch. The punch cuts out the boat with the mast and both sails. You can either stamp the boat and sails and then punch them out or you can just punch them from card stock (as we did in this case). If you use the bundle item number, you can save 10%.
First I ran a Merry Merlot card base through my Cut & Emboss machine using the Gingham Embossing Folder. It is not hard to do at all but you have to line up the folder carefully by placing it just a little bit over the center crease of the card base so that you don’t get a line on the front of your card.
Next, I took a 2.75″ x 4″ piece of Crumb Cake card stock and stamped the “water” stamp twice using Crumb Cake ink. I stamped it off first so it would be a little lighter on the card stock. Then, I stamped the boat shadow in Night Of Navy ink. I punched out the boat in Night Of Navy card stock and the sails in Basic White. I adhered the boat and the back sail using Multipurpose Glue and the front sail using Dimensionals. Next, I stamped the birds and the sentiment in Night Of Navy ink. Here is a little hint: it is hard to see if the birds are right side up just looking at the stamp so I suggest stamping it on scrap paper first. That way you won’t have crazy, drunk birds on your card. I layered this on a 3″ x 4.25″ piece of Basic White card stock and then onto the embossed card base.
Rob and I have arrived at the cottage and I can not wait start seeing all the motor boats and sailboats go by. It is such a beautiful sight and I never get tired of it.
Let’s Set Sail is a stamp set that was originally in the January – June Mini Catalog but has carried over to the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. I am so happy that it did. It has been on my list since I first saw it but there were so many other things on my list that it kept getting pushed back. I finally just had to get it once I got to the cottage because boats and cottages go so well together. It comes in a bundle with a coordinating punch called Sailboat Builder Punch and you can save 10% by purchasing it in a bundle.
To make this card I first stamped the boat in Crumb Cake ink and the sails in Tahitian Tide and Daffodil Delight. Then I punched them all out using the Sailboat Builder Punch. Next I used the background stamp called Gentle Waves. I inked it with Tahitian Tide ink, stamped it off once on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped it again on a piece of Basic White card stock. Unfortunately, the Gentle Waves background stamp is retiring at the end of this month.
Next I cut out a circle using the Layering Circle dies and kept the negative as a mask. I used a Blending Brush with Daffodil Delight ink to make the sun. Then I stamped the seagulls and the sentiment in Memento Black ink. Lastly I adhered the boat section using Multipurpose Glue and the sails using Dimensionals. I layered everything onto a piece of Tahitian Tide card stock and a Daffodil Delight card base.
I know you are all wondering where my sunset photos are because I know you love them as much as I do so I decided to make you all happy and post my first one of the season. 😊