Category Archives: Waterfront

OSW pt1: Waterfront

As promised when I shared the one sheet wonder full set last night, I’ve now got a post with one of the bundles I made using Waterfront stamps for the focal point.

I do love this stamp set and don’t use it nearly enough. I was so pleased to see it was still in the annual catalogue and hasn’t yet retired. Phew!

I haven’t added sentiments to most of these yet as I want to wait until I know what I am using them for. The hello one is from the Forever fern stamp set… such a lovely font for this sentiment.

The only card I added extra texture to was the Smoky Slate one where I used the Woodland embossing folder.

The ribbon I added was actually a gift from a friend. It’s the new In Color twill ribbon in Bumble Bee… isn’t that an adorable name for a colour!

Tomorrow will share set 2… using the Jar of Flowers stamps and punch… see you then! 😀

Happy crafting!

Catherine

One Sheet Wonder… thanks to Karamiasu

So as I’ve rejoined Stampin Up I’ve already made new friends in the SU teams that I’ve joined. One of which, Karen, did a Facebook live and then her YouTube video of her One Sheet Wonder and I of course had to join in…

First decision was which paper to use. I didn’t actually have any current 12 x 12 paper as it’s so long since I’ve bought papers at this size… I still have a massive stash to work through so trying not to go for papers when I buy (even though they are some lovely looking ones!).

So I plumped for a yellow (I think it is so saffron) old style dsp and chose the striped side.

I then hunted through my cardstock for colours that would work with this… again I have a mish mash of old colours and they aren’t labelled as to which colour they are.. so I chose a couple of different yellows and a couple of greens.

I then made card blanks in smoky slate, basic grey, white and a couple of yellow ones too to mix up the blanks a little.

Right next to the cutting… here is the template Karen made for us to use…

As you can see it’s quite fiddly with lots of small bits and you have to be quite methodical in which you cut. I advise watching her video for the best instructions.

Here is mine cut out…

I then started pairing the papers with the card and cutting them out with a small border. Most pieces were cut about one quarter inch bigger to give a sense of the size of border. I did each of the pieces that were one a card design as one colour of mounting cardstock to make sure they looked uniform.

Then I started putting them with the card blanks. I didn’t adhere anything … just put them together.

Next I grabbed my stamps and started stamping and colouring and punching and die cutting till I had enough focal images for each of the cards.

I also did the same with some of the left over cardstock to create some stitched circles as they always look nice as background.

Then I started putting them together.

Some I added texture with embossing folders. I know some I used are old ones and one wasn’t a SU one but just adding some texture helped step up the card. I also added ribbon and gems and pearls and enamel accents…. all to add texture and some embellishment.

So here is my pic of all I made… but I will group them into stamp group for the next few blogs to share them all properly… after all 21 cards is a lot to blog in one go!

Really loved this One Sheet Wonder play… looking forward to grabbing more of my old DSP and doing something similar with it.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cards for the parents pt 10

Today I have another of those cards I made for the parents which is suitable for male recipients!

I decided to go back to the Waterfront stamps and use them with brushos to create this sweet little scene.

A simple (albeit using a method that made my fingers very inky!) Birthday card! Finished with a Lawn Fawn sentiment stamp.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cards for the parents … pt 9

This week’s card for the parents stash is this landscape card.

I decided to play with my inks and the circle stencil to create a little scene.

I used the stencil brushes from clarity and then added the trees and shadow from the Waterfront stamp set.

Once my scene was complete I added the sentiment to finish off!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Waterfront sympathy

It seems I rarely remember this stamp set apart from for sympathy cards which is a real shame as it is such a lovely stamp set to use. Ah well.. a small and simple sympathy card made for my husband’s auntie as her husband has passed away.

Had to be simple as I am still struggling with flu … after 10 days… it’s getting ridiculous!

So two colours of distress oxides… Iced Spruce and Peeled Paint for the images and versafine for the sentiment. Done and dusted. I love how easy stamping can make cardmaking.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

More tropical ATCoins

So my swaps for the UK stampers forum were once again using the same theme as my coin swap group…. totally tropical.

I decided to use three different inks and the same stamp set to create three tropical scenes.

The first one I used normal dye based SU inks and stamped and then softened with a fine brush.

The second I used brushos and water spray to stamp. The third I used distress oxides to provide a more opaque image.

Love how these came out.

I covered them in versamark and clear emboss to seal the delicate inks and protect the artwork to finish.

Hope the recipient likes my tropical island scenes.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

A non sympathy waterfront card

Just to prove that this stamp set doesn’t have to just be for sympathy cards…

I again used brusho to stamp technique I had got from Understand Blue YouTube channel… seriously this is a very talented artist. I love her work. I now need to look at other stamps I can play with this technique for!

This time there was more water involved and I did use a wet brush to move the colour a little.

I added glitter washi tape to the card base and then under the sentiment to add some sparkle.

Entering this for the challenge at your next stamp using the colours as inspiration.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brusho sympathy

This card is one I loved making until I had to turn it into a sympathy card.

I was watching YouTube videos and came across one using Brusho and the waterfront stamps and had to give it a try. Here is a link to the blog for the original artist and I encourage you to check out her YouTube channel too. She is amazing.

I love this technique and camt wait try it again… but hopefully next time I don’t have to then turn it into a sympathy card.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Moon and Sun themed ATCs

I’ve found a new fb group who do mixed media ATC swaps and a few other challenges and decided to join in with the moon/Sun atc swap… here are my contributions using gelli print scraps to create my backgrounds for my little landscapes using the fab Waterfront stamps.

This first one I spotted a lake with the reflections and ripples in the texture of the paint. I ripped it to a smaller size and then added stamping of the mountains trees and the moon (including the reflection).

The second one was an inky gell print had a sun with beams of light radiating so it just needed some trees and mountains and some sand to finish off… and a simple mount of the white card ATC.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Waterfront sympathy

I hate that I had to make this card. The news that someone has passed away always knocks me. And in this case the world has lost a young, creative, fun soul. I feel for her parents and of course all her family. Rest in peace Lorna. 

I decided to make a muted card with a scene using these amazing Waterfront stamps from Stampin Up.  I have seen so many cards using these on Pinterest and can’t wait to make some different scenes using them. 

I used a mixture of grey inks, mainly distress inks but also added in weathered wood for a touch of blue. I then added some light shading to the edges and to catch the texture of the cardstock with a clarity brush.  The sentiment was a magazine freebie stamp.

I kept the card simple with a black mount for the image and then a linen cardstock card blank.

Happy crafting! 

Catherine