Stampin’ Up! Waterfront for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Blog hop headerGood morning everyone! It is Thursday and that means it is Blog Hop day. I have been traveling more than I have been home. Because of that and the fact that part of the time involved being at workshops, I really didn’t have the time, nor the energy, to make cards and blog about them. Please forgive.

On with the hop. Today we have a color challenge:

July 26 color challenge

And here is what I created using those colors:wild wing creations-4

I began with a panel of Whisper White card stock and sponged the lower portion with Blueberry Bushel. I used the Stamping Sponge, cut into wedges to do the sponging, using a different wedge for each color. I actually went a little above the halfway mark, then switched to Gray Granite. This color only got a small slice across the middle, blending into the blue. The Mango Melody was sponged across the top, darker at the top and blending into the gray lower down.

My goal was a misty sort of sky with water below, or in front of, the mountains. Using the mountain, trees and sun (or moon?) as well as the ziggy stamp which I will call soil, from the Waterfront stamp set, I proceeded to stamp the elements. The Sun is Mango Melody, the mountains and trees are all done in Gray Granite. Some are stamped off once, some images I just kept stamping as long as there was ink. The closer elements are darker with the paler images further away. At least that is the intent.

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The soil is Blueberry Bushel as it is pretty much in the shadow of the mountains. I also used the water stamp from High Tide to make the ripples in the lake with Blueberry Bushel full strength. These were highlighted with my white Gel Pen.

The sentiment is also from Waterfront, as is the inside sentiment. Basically, that is it. This panel was Liquid Glued to the front of the card base.

On the inside I Liquid Glued a panel of Blueberry Bushel for a mat. The sentiment panel is VERY lightly sponged around the edge with Mango Melody. I just used whatever ink was left in the sponge from doing the front, adding no more ink. I only wanted to cut down on the extreme whiteness of the panel.

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With Gray Granite I stamped the soil across the bottom, then stamped many trees without re-inking, repeating this a couple of times. I stamped the sun in Mango Melody and the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel. Liquid glue adhered this to the Blueberry Bushel mat.

This card is for a friend who is going through a pretty rough patch, so on the opposite inside I stamped the sentiment from Artistically Asian.

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This was a quick, rather easy card with only the 3 colors of ink, 2 of the 3 colors of card stock, plus Whisper White card stock and a white gel pen.

For the envelope, I simply stamped some trees on the front in Gray Granite and VERY LIGHTLY sponged the flap in the three colors. Then, again just using Gray Granite, I stamped mountains and trees. Fini. End. Done.

Card cuts and products used are below.

Now that you have seen what I did with the challenge, just click the ‘next’ button to see what our very talented leader Amy, has done.

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Or, if you prefer, just click on any name to go to her blog. I assure you, they are all great.

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston – You Are Here

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Card Cuts: Gray Granite: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; Whisper White: card front 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, inside liner 3-3/4″ x 5″; Blueberry Bushel: 4″ x 5-1/4″

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Little Cabin on the Lake

Super Sunday everyone. Today’s card is for a family member, sort of reminiscent of a family vacation at the lake.

Since Stampin’ Up doesn’t have a cabin, I used one from Simply Refined, along with the boat and dock. It was a fun card to make.

I began with a card base in Whisper White and sponged the top part lightly with Soft Sky, having masked off the lower portion with Post It Tape, and some clouds masked with the same tape torn to look like clouds. Sort of.front

I then reversed the tape, masking off the sky. A piece of torn tape made an area for the ‘grass’ next to the ‘water’, which I sponged in Pear Pzazz. After masking off the green I sponged the water in Marina Mist, Pool Party and Pacific Point. Using Night of Navy I stamped the ripples in the water using the High Tide stamp set. Next was the line of evergreen trees, stamped along the horizon in Always Artichoke.

The cabin is stamped in Cajun Craze on Cajun Craze card stock, the boat in Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla and sponged in Cajun Craze. The oar is cut from Wood Textures DSP, and the two pine trees are cut from Color Theory DSP and sponged in Always Artichoke to tone down the white. The Dock is stamped in Basic Gray on Basic Gray card stock and all pieces cut with dies that came with the stamp set.

I used stamped off once Always Artichoke to make the shadow/reflection of the trees in the water, and Night of Navy for the dock and boat shadows.

The frame around the ‘picture’ is made with Wood Textures DSP and adhered with liquid glue. I tied the boat to the dock with some Linen Thread. All the die cut pieces were adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, except for the tree at left behind the cabin, which was liquid glued and trimmed with the edge of the card.detail

To add some dimension to the clouds and for a place to stamp the sentiment, I tore a piece of Whisper White card stock, stamped the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Smokey Slate and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well.

The inside received a mat of Wood Textures DSP liquid glued to the card base. The sentiment panel is Whisper White stamped in Always Artichoke. I stamped a row of the conifers along the bottom, mounted the panel on a Pacific Point mat and onto the card base. The card is finished. inside

The Medium Crumb Cake envelope received another row of the trees on the front and a piece of the Wood Textures DSP on the flap. Woo-Hoo! I hope he likes this card, and that it brings back good memories.

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