I am so happy that the stamp set called Wetlands is being carried over into the Stamping’ Up! 2016/2017 Annual Catalog. I love those pipers! They are all over the beaches in Florida. They chase the waves when they go out and are so cute to watch.
This was a pretty easy card to make. I used sponges for the background. You just pat the sponge on the ink pad and rub it across the card stock. The more you do it, the darker the color gets. I used Crumb Cake for the sand, Marina Mist and Pool Party for the water and So Saffron for the sky.
The sentiment was cut out using the Lots Of Labels Framelits. They are also being carried over into the new catalog!
Here is a quick and easy card that anyone can do in just a few minutes. It uses the stamp set called Wetlands. I love those little Pipers. They remind me of the beach we go to in Florida. There are Pipers all over the place. When you go near them they start running away (instead of flying). My kids loved chasing them all over the beach and thought it was funny that they wouldn’t fly away.
I stamped the Pipers in our new Basic Black Archival ink that is coming out in the Holiday Catalog on September 1st! If you like to watercolor you will love this new ink. It doesn’t smear when you add water over it. It will come in Basic Gray too! I used an Aqua Painter and an ink pad to watercolor the water and sand. All you need to do is squeeze and ink pad when it is closed, open it and use the ink on the lid to paint with. It is so easy to do that even a non-artist like myself can make it look good!
Sometimes I get so caught up in using the new stamp sets that just came out that I forget about some of the older sets that I love. Wetlands is one of these sets. When it first came out, I used it all the time and then slowly forgot about it. I am so happy it is going to be in the new catalog that comes out on June 2nd. I hate to think it might have retired!
Here is a picture of Waffles meeting Pancakes. I don’t think she was very impressed but the big tongue giving her a big lick! I think they will eventually be great buddies someday!
This is another card we made at the class I did at the local Arts Association last month. I forgot to post it earlier and found it hidden on my desk. If you ever saw my stamp desk you would know why things get lost easily. I like being organized but when I start making cards, it looks like a hurricane of paper hit the place. At least I clean everything up when I am all done so the next time I stamp I can make a huge mess all over!
We used the stamp set called Work Of Art to make the swishes (or swooshes) across the background. The little Pipers and the Cattails are from the set called Wetlands.
I have to say I just love those little pipers running along the shore in Florida. They are so cute so when I saw this stamp set called Wetlands, I knew I had to get it. The Masking Tape Technique is perfect to go along with this set. All I did was lay a piece of masking tape on an ink pad, rub it a little and then press it onto the card stock. For this card I used Island Indigo, Pool Party, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand. The sentiment is one I designed using the Photopolymer Stamp called Circle Monogram. To finish off the background, I used a piece of Sahara Sand card stock and ran it through my Big Shot using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. There is still time for you to get this set free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration! Hurry, this offer is only good until March 31st!
I forgot to show you another card we made at our Club meeting this month. It uses the stamp set called Gently Falling (in case you hadn’t noticed, it is one of my favorite fall stamps. If you have noticed, I apologize!). I showed the ladies a new technique for them using the Squares Collection Framelits. I took a medium sized Frameits and cut out a square in the center of a piece of old card stock the same size as the front of my card (3.75 x 5) using my Big Shot. If you cut it the same size, it is easier to place in the middle.
Then I placed this piece of card stock over the piece of Whisper White and sponged Calypso Coral and then stamped the leaves. It is a very easy technique to do!
Today is my friend Debby’s birthday. I sent her this card for two reasons (besides just because it is her birthday!). One is that Debby like the more vintage look, and although I am horrible at it, I at least can use the colors she likes. This card is made with Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card stock. Debby also owns the stamp set called Wetlands so I thought I could send her an idea to use this set. She also sent me a beautiful Anniversary card using this set. I cut out the goose using the Oval Collections Framelits. This Collection includes 7 oval framelits. The largest one has a scalloped edge. It is a great set to own!
Happy Birthday, Debby. I hope you have a wonderful day!
One of the reasons I love the Stampin Up! stamp set called Wetlands is because it reminds me of the beach and that is my favorite place to be. We used to take our children, who are now grown adults, to the beach during school vacations. We would always see these little Pipers running up and down and my kids used to love to chase them. I made this card using our Watercolor Paper because it doesn’t curl when it gets wet. It also doesn’t “pill’ either so it is perfect for using your Aqua Painters. The best thing about Stampin Up! is it is easy to pretend to be an artist when you don’t have an artistic bone in your body (like me!).
This is one of my favorite stamp sets in the new Stampin Up! catalog. It is called Wetlands and is perfect for a masculine card. I love the grass stamp and it also has a stamp that has little Pipers running down the beach. There are three different greetings with this set. They are Birthday Greetings, Thinking Of You and Thank You For Your Kindness. I love the font and all three cover just about any sentiment you could want. I used the Decorative Label Punch and the Extra-Large Oval Punch for the greeting. The colors are Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla. I am sure you will see this stamp set a lot on my blog!