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

Good Thursday, or Day-After-Hump-Day, to You.

Seems like Thursday rolls around more often than every 7 days, but I guess it really doesn’t.

Some friends and I are going birding later today, so it’s a good thing this blog hop is this morning.

I really like this Waterfront stamp set for so many reasons, not the least of which is that it makes a very nice masculine card. Which I need this week.

It was my original intent to use His Grace and make an Easter card, then I remembered that I needed a man’s birthday card. So, here we go. Here is the sketch for today’s inspiration.

I think this is a lovely challenge sketch, so here is what I created, though I think it might have been better using a feminine slant and flowers. The pine cones were a bit too large, and I didn’t have anything smaller.


My card base is Basic Black. The mats on both inside and outside are Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. I also used it on the envelope flap.

Using the Waterfront stamp set, I stamped the images on watercolor paper using Smoky Slate for the mountain, Balmy Blue (stamped off once) sky, pacific Point (also stamped off once) water, Crumb Cake land and Mossy Meadow trees. This was cut with the second largest circle in the Layering Circles Framelits. The mat was cut from Basic Black using the largest circle.

I cut a length of  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and used Tear & Tape to secure it in place on the background. A few rounds of Linen Thread was wound around and stuck to the Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the art piece.  A couple more Dimensionals attached this to the Share What You Love DSP mat over the Burlap Ribbon.


Using a couple of the small leaf/pine stamps from the Painted Seasons stamp set, I stamped a few of those in Mossy Meadow. The sentiment, using the Southern Serenade stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso near the top of the card.

Some Early Espresso and Crumb Cake pine cones and Mossy Meadow pine boughs from the Pretty Pines Thinlits were adhered with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. Something was not quite right (and I am still not sure if it is) so I added a couple of black branches or whatever they are, also from the Pretty Pines Thinlits. This card front was then adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside, another mat of the Share What You Love DSP is behind the Very Vanilla Liner. This was stamped with Crumb Cake for the ground, and Mossy Meadow for the trees. The sentiment is from Better Together and is stamped in Early Espresso.


The Medium Very Vanilla Envelope is stamped with Mossy Meadow trees from Waterfront across the front with a strip of the DSP on the flap.

So, on with the hop. Clicking the Next button will take you to Canada’s own Eva , who is very creative. Or, you can just click on any name to go to that blog. Thanks for stopping by. Card cuts and products used for this card are below.

Amy Koendersc

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston – You are Here

Eva Dobilas

CARD CUTS: Basic Black: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, little branches 1-1/2″ x 3″, circle mat 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; Watercolor Paper: art piece 4″ x 4″; Share What You Love Designer Series Paper: front and inside 4″ x 5-1/4″, envelope flap 2-1/4″ x 6″; Mossy Meadow: pine boughs 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; Early Espresso: Pine cones 2″ x 6″; Crumb Cake: pine cone detail 1-1/2″ x 2″

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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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