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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.