July 9, 2019


Have you used the Waterfront set (page 125, Annual Catalog) lately? Or at all? Are you familiar with it? Do you realize that it's a power-packed stamp set that costs only $17.00? 

Well, personally it is a set that I love, but forget to use for long periods of times. 

It came to mind recently, so I decided to work up a card that my girls could make at the July Stamp-In Workshop, which was held yesterday. 

This is the card I had for the workshop:

I gave the girls the option of choosing their own background, all taken from the same retired stack of Designer Series Paper, which I think coordinates so well with this set, especially with the palm trees present.

After seeing only my sample thus far, it was so interesting to check out the way the looks of the cards changed depending on the DSP they'd selected.

After the workshop, I made another card using a different design than in my sample. I am so pleased with the look of it.

Other than a different sentiment and the change in DSP from my sample, there is one more change in this card. Can you spot it?

The photo makes them looks weird, but notice the three Pool Party colored sequins in the foreground of the scene. 

Once I'd had my scene all stamped, I noticed a little spot of ink where it WAS NOT supposed to be. I thought about just leaving it, but I can't do that, when it's so easy to rectify the situation. I covered up my mistake with a sequin, then added two more to make it an uneven number.

Can you spot where the mistake was? No? Good! 
It is under the sequin farthest to the left. 

Follow for a tutorial on how to make this fun card that would be appropriate for any number of occasions. Even those elusive MASCULINE cards!

Whisper White cardstock
Tropical Designer Series Paper

Waterfront stamp set (page 125, Annual Catalog)

Old Olive ink
Crushed Curry ink
Garden Green ink
Soft Suede ink
Crumb Cake ink
Pool Party ink
Bermuda Bay ink

Big Shot
Stitched Nested Labels (page 196, Annual Catalog)
Stampin' Dimensionals
Braided Linen Trim (page 174, Annual Catalog)

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Choose a piece of the tropical Designer Series Paper for your card, and cut it to 4" x 5 1/4". Set it aside for now.

Build your waterfront scene on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures 3 1/4" x 3 1/2", starting with the large stamp of water at the bottom in Pool Party about 1/2" up from the bottom. Add the water reflection in Bermuda Bay ink. Above that, stamp the sandy beach in Crumb Cake, then the mountain in Old Olive. The palm tree trunks are done in Soft Suede, while the tops of the trees are in Garden Green. Finally, place the sun to the left of the mountain in Crushed Curry.

Once the scene is all stamped, use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere it to the DSP, keeping even margins at the top and sides.

About an inch from the bottom of the DSP, wrap a 12" length of Braided Linen Trim around it, knotting it just left of center. This can always be shifted around once you are working with the sentiment.

With the Stitched Nested Labels dies, cut a piece that measures 1 3/4" across. Choose a sentiment that will fit this size and stamp it in Garden Green onto this label.

Adhere the sentiment to the DSP over the braided cord so the right point of the sentiment is about even with the lower corner of the scene piece using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Once you are happy with the placement of the cord/sentiment, add the finished piece to the card base.



  1. What a pretty stamp set! I love these cards and the addition of those sequins is just perfect. Pinned.

  2. Very pretty....and, what mistake????? Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's!

    1. Thanks, Ann! The mistake?? That's the beauty of being able to deal with a "happy accident" by covering it up (with a sequin)!

  3. I love these cards! It’s fabulous to see them made up in slightly different ways. Beautiful!

  4. Very pretty, it's amazing what a well placed sequin can do!

    1. Thanks, Julie! Isn't that the truth about those trusty sequins?!?