Thursday, April 8, 2021


 Hello my friends! How are you all doing? I have been loving this beautiful warm, sunny weather we have been having until now. It makes me want to be on a sandy beach again. That is how today's card came to be. On one of my walks this past week, I was talking to a friend about a trip we went on to Hawaii many years ago. I felt I needed to make this card to pay homage to the Waterfront stamp set that will be retiring at the end of May.

I really love how you can create so many different scenes with this stamp set just by using a variety of  colours of ink or arranging the stamps differently.

I was working on a piece of Basic White cardstock. I started by stamping the water in Seaside Spray ink. This ink is also retiring as it is an In Colour ink and it's time is up. I then stamped the sandy beach in Sahara Sand ink. I also stamped the little dots on top of the sand using Crumb Cake ink. Next I stamped the mountains using Smoky Slate ink. I stamped some full strength and some stamped off to give them dimension. I stamped my palm trees next. I stamped the trunks using Soft Suede ink and the tree tops using Old Olive ink. Finally, I stamped the sun using Mango Melody ink.

I was very happy with my picture scene but it looked a little stark at this point. I decided to add some ink using the Blender Brushes. I sponged on some Balmy Blue very lightly, to create a clear, blue sky. Then I sponged on some Daffodil Delight ink around the sun because it was a very hot sunny day. That "completed" the look I was going for.

I matted this piece on to a piece of Basic Gray cardstock and then matted that on to a piece of Basic White cardstock. I wrapped a piece of baker's twine around these pieces and tied it into a knot. The baker's twine is from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon combo pack. It is actually Misty Moonlight but coordinates well with the Seaside Spray. I then attached this to my Seaside Spray card base using dimensionals. This cardstock is also retiring.

I stamped my sentiment onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Basic Gray ink. I fussy cut around the words using my scissors and added this to my card front using dimensionals.

What I used for today's card:

Basic White Cardstock

Basic Gray Cardstock

Seaside Spray Cardstock (currently not available)

Waterfront Stamp

Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack

Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad

Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad

Seaside Spray Classic Stampin' Pad (currently not available)

Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad

Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad

Blending Brushes

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card and it brought you a little sunshine today. I'm sure you probably know this by now but I really like the warm, sunny weather best of all. What is your favourite season? 

Stay well and keep creating!