I received a new stamp set in the mail today and I love it. I didn’t have long with it before my youngest woke up from a nap, but suffice to say there is so much I want to do with this set!
The stamp set is called “High Tide” and is by Stampin’ Up! – it has so many cool things in it that can be used together or individually in other cards. I especially like the flying birds and the walking birds – they will be a great addition to my collection of silhouette stamps.
The first card I made with the set was a kind of sunset scene. I stamped the lighthouse in cherry cobbler, and then used a post it note to mask it and the moon off. The sky was created using the colours daffodil delight, watermelon wonder, sweet sugarplum and night of navy. The waves in the water were stamped in dapper denim and I sponged pacific point over the top.
For the rocks / sand I used the colour tip top taupe, then I used this colour again for the reed like plants on the rocks. The birds were all stamped in basic black.
The card front was then stuck to a cherry cobbler card base.
The second card I made using this set was more of an evening / night-time scene. The sky was sponged in only two colours, dapper denim and night of navy. The ocean was done by stamping in night of navy and then sponging pacific point over the top. The land part of the scene was created by stamping in tip top taupe, and then stamping the same image in basic black over the top. So that the black wasn’t too dark, I stamped off onto scrap paper before stamping onto the card. Again this one was mounted to a cherry cobbler card base.
The last card I had time for this afternoon was done by combining stamping, masking and also stamping ‘direct-to-paper’. The sky was done by dragging a daffodil delight ink pad directly across the paper. The water was done in the same way by dragging bermuda bay. I did sponge a bit of pacific point at the horizon line to blend them a little better.
The grass and the small shrubs were stamped in cucumber crush, and the birds in basic black. I hadn’t intended to stamp any flying birds on this one, but I had a smudge on the paper I needed to cover….the advantage of these solid image silhouette stamps – a mistake becomes an opportunity!
The sentiment is stamped in bermuda bay on a 2″ scalloped circle. I punched out the circle ones, and then fed it back into the punch rotating it slightly to punch again and give a more ‘star burst’ border rather than a scallop.
A successful stamping afternoon wouldn’t you say? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Update: I managed to squeeze in one more tonight. This one was inspired by a photo of the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse in the south west of Western Australia. This is a beautiful spot and we try and get down that way a few times a year. Here is a photo I found, and the card that was inspired by it. Have I mentioned I love this stamp set?