Thursday, May 5, 2022

Waves of Inspiration

 Hello friends! I hope you are all doing well. I am so happy that it was warming up again. It has been an unusually cool Spring here so far. Today it was really cool and rainy. I suppose we need the rain though as there are already forest fires north of us.

 It is an exciting time in the Stampin' Up! world....the new catalogue is live!!

Today's card uses some items from the new catalogue. The Waves of Inspiration stamp set was available as an early sneak peek purchase but is totally available now. I also used two of the new In Colours - Starry Sky and Tahitian Tide. Starry Sky is a dark, rich almost purplish blue while Tahitian Tide looks to me to be a lighter version of a retired colour, Tempting Turquoise. They are both beautiful blues though.

I stamped the wave image onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using my Stamparatus and Starry Sky ink. I slid the piece of Basic White cardstock down about 1/8 inch and stamped the wave again using Tahitian Tide ink (after cleaning the stamp of course).

I stamped the sentiment above the wave using Tahitian Tide ink. I also stamped the seagull image twice using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I matted this onto a piece of Starry Sky cardstock and then added the whole thing to a card base of Basic White Thick cardstock.

On another piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the pelican on a piling image. I used the "marker to stamp" method to stamp it. I used my Stampin' Write Markers to colour it and then huffed to moisten the ink before stamping. I used Basic Gray to colour the pelican and Soft Suede to colour the piling. Both of these markers are in the Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers collection. I used the corresponding die from the bundle to cut out the image and added it to my card using dimensionals.

I was fortunate to go for a walk with these two beauties last week.

It was a beautiful day. We also brought along their little Pomeranian. He loved being able to get out for a walk. The only thing is I wanted to keep him on a pretty short leash as there was a bald eagle in the tree beside the water. He might have been looking for fish but a little puppy would also have made a good snack. There were lots of small dogs there and he seemed to be keeping an eye on them. 

Here is a view from the top of the park area looking over the lake. That dark spot in the big tree is the eagle still waiting for a snack.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. If you have not received your copy of the new catalogue, let me know and I will be sure you get one.

Stay well and keep creating!


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