Sunday, 2 April 2017

High Tide - Serene Scenery

The Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper is absolutely beautiful and the possibilities of using it are endless.  Playing around with the High Tide lighthouse still, I made my final card using this paper.  The end result is simply stunning, and the card took about 10 minutes maximum. 


I cut down the 6"x6" piece of paper to fit on the front of my card.  I then stamped the light house using Momento Black for the shadow and Cherry Cobbler for the coloured part.  I then added the sand/rocks using Crumb Cake and then added in the grass using Garden Green. 

I stamped the wading birds and flying birds with Momento Black and then heat embossed the "Happy Birthday" sentiment (from the Birthday Banners stamp set) adding the clear embossing powder directly to the Cherry Cobbler ink.  Added a silver Rhinestone for a light on the lighthouse and then adhered the card front to some Whisper White Thick Cardstock and basically the card was done. 

Product List
Cardstock: Whisper White Thick Cardstock and Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper.
Stamp Sets: High Tide (2017 Occasions Catalogue) and Birthday Banners (2016-2017 Annual Catalogue)
Inks: Momento Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Garden Green
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Snail Adhesive and a silver rhinestone.


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Maggie's High Tide Result

Maggie is a good friend, customer and lover of crafts like me.  Maggie is just starting on her card creating journey and is new to many of the techniques and Stampin' Up! products.  She has never done masking, two step stamping or sponging before, so this was a whole new experience for her.  This is her finished card - it is absolutely amazing and she went away feeling justifiably proud of her results. 


Following the instructions that I provided in the blog post "High Tide: Masculine Card" this was Maggies creation.  She changed up the colours for the sky and gave a late evening, stormy impression.  It looks fantastic!

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Products Used
Cardstock: Whisper White & Cherry Cobbler
Inks: Momento Black, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Wisteria Wonder and Marina Mist.
Stamp Set: High Tide (Occasions Catalogue 2017)
Other: Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, 1" Circle Punch, masking paper/post it note. 

If you live in Australia, feel free to contact me for support, tips, hints or help with building your supplies.  Happy to answer any questions - follow the link to the Contact me page. 

Also, if you live in Australia, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Follow the link to my online store for any supplies or contact me for more information.  I can even help you to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which has fantastic benefits. 


High Tide Sunset

I wanted to do another card using the High Tide stamp set but wanted the sky to look less stormy.  I made it very similar to the last card but used different inks and also added in grass and more birds. I also added a rhinestone to the lookout area as a reflective light source. 


I used the same technique, but this time I didn't emboss the rocks/sand and put it lower on the card. I also sponged a small amount of Wild Wasabi over the rocks/sand to give it some depth.  For more information, please see the blog post prior to this one which goes into detail as to how the card was made.This stamp set is so versatile, and everything you need to make a scene is in the stamp set.  It is such value for money. 

Products Used
Cardstock: Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set: High Tide (Occasions Catalogue 2017)
Inks: Momento Black, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Night of Navy and Wild Wasabi.
Other: Sponge daubers, masking paper/post it notes, 1"circle punch, snail adhesive. 

If you live in Australia, feel free to contact me for support, tips, hints or help with building your supplies.  Happy to answer any questions - follow the link to the Contact me page. 

Also, if you live in Australia, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Follow the link to my online store for any supplies or contact me for more information.  I can even help you to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which has fantastic benefits. 


High Tide: Masculine Card

Trying to come up with something for my husbands birthday led me to the High Tide stamp set.  I have been itching to play with this set and was grateful for the opportunity.  I have seen quite a few varieties on pinterest, so dove in with my own interpretation. 




Stamping the lighthouse is a breeze, the stamp set is so easy to line up.  I used Memento Black for the shadow area and the rich Cherry Cobbler for the red colour.  I masked it up and placed a sheet of sticky paper to make the horizon line. I punched out a 1" circle and put that up in the sky for the moon/sun.  I sponged the top portion using So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder and Perfect Plum. 

Tearing a strip of paper to form mountains I placed it and used perfect plum to give it definition.  I then stamped the rock/sand area below the lighthouse with Crumb Cake - again it lines up perfectly.  I then versa marked over this and embossed it with clear embossing powder. 

Placing the sticky horizon line paper back but upside down this time it was time for the bottom part of the card.  I sponged the water area with Night of Navy and used a small amount of Crushed Curry and Watermelon Wonder to cast a slight reflection in the water.  As the rock/sand area is embossed, any ink just wipes off easily.  I then used the water stamp and using Night of Navy, I stamped the ripples across the bottom. 

All the masks were removed and the birds were stamped across the top using Memento Black with the last bird just going over the sun/moon.  I didn't stamp a sentiment on the front as I thought there was enough on it.  Not bad for my first attempt - it was so much fun that I had to do more.  A perfect card to use with a class showing numerous techniques of masking, two step stamping and sponging. 


Products Used
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler
Inks: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder, Perfect Plum, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Memento Black
Stamp Set: High Tide (Occasions Catalogue 2017)
Other: clear embossing powder, heat tool, 1" circle punch, masking paper/post-it notes, sponge daubers. 

If you live in Australia, feel free to contact me for support, tips, hints or help with building your supplies.  Happy to answer any questions - follow the link to the Contact me page. 

Also, if you live in Australia, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Follow the link to my online store for any supplies or contact me for more information.  I can even help you to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which has fantastic benefits.