As so often happens, when I first encountered the stamp set, Waterfront, I wasn't enamored. Not at all. But then I started seeing all the wondrous creations others were creating with this set. And I became smitten. Hadda have it.
For the April Stamp-In Workshop,
I created this card for my attendees to make as one of their four projects.
It's just sort of a soothing-looking card.
Thus, I felt that the sentiment, "Kind thoughts for you", was so appropriate.
A close-up of the "scenery":
I was a little confused about the speckle stamp that was included in the set.
I'd seen people use it in all sorts of ways, or not at all.
I decided to stamp the speckles in VersaMark,
cover the stamping with clear embossing powder,
and call them sparkles on the water.
Following are the list of supplies and the instructions on how to create this card.
Waterfront stamp set (page 48 in the Occasions Catalog)
You're Inspiring stamp set (page 31 in the Occasions Catalog)
BOTH OF THE AFOREMENTIONED STAMP SETS ARE IN THE NEW BIG CATALOG, COMING TO YOU LIVE ON JUNE 1!
Smoky Slate cardstock
Pool Party cardstock
Old Olive cardstock
Wood Designer Series Paper
Crushed Curry ink
Smoky Slate ink
Always Artichoke ink (retiring)
Old Olive ink
Pool Party ink
Bermuda Bay ink
Seaside Embossing Folder (page 210)
Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder (page 211)
Smoky Slate Thick Baker's Twine
Clear Embossing Powder
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Smoky Slate cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.
Run a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Pool Party cardstock through the Big Shot inside the Seaside Embossing Folder. Adhere this to the card base.
BUILD YOUR SCENE:
You will be using a 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" piece of Pool Party cardstock. Stamp the mountains once a little above center in Smoky Slate. Stamp the mountains one more time, but moved to the left a bit. Stamp the strip of grass in Old Olive butted up to the mountains. To the right side, add the evergreens in Always Artichoke. Add the triangle of water in Pool Party Stamp the swirlier part of the water atop the Pool Party in Bermuda Bay. Add the sun over the mountains in Crushed Curry. In VersaMark, stamp the speckles on the water. At the Heat Station, cover the stamping with Clear Embossing Powder, tapping the excess powder back into its container. Use the Heat Tool to emboss. Sponge the edges of the piece with Pool Party ink.
Adhere the scene to a 3 1/2" x 3 3/4" piece of Old Olive cardstock. Use a couple Stampin' Dimensionals to add it to the card front with even borders at the sides and top.
Run a 3/4" x 4" piece of the Wood Designer Series Paper through the Big Shot inside the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder to give more wood texture.
On a 3/4" x 2 1/2" piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Always Artichoke. Sponge the edges of this piece also in Pool Party ink. Adhere the sentiment flat onto the wood plank. Knot a piece of Smoky Slate Thick Baker's Twine around the right edge of the wood. With a couple Stampin' Dimensionals, add this piece to the card front, echoing the same border underneath as the scene piece.