Tone on Tone Stamping

It’s been a big week in the word of Stampin’ Up! this week, the 2018 – 2019 catalogue has been released to demonstrators around the word (I can’t share it with anyone yet!) and with that comes the retiring product list, which in turns leaves us with a list of current products that will carry over to the next catalogue.

Thankfully for my, the Waterfront Stamp set will be available in the new catalogue so keep your eyes out for many more samples to come, including tonight’s card.


The Waterfront stamp set is a 16 piece photopolymer set. I have so far shared a few things I have done with it (including a set of cards I based on landscape holiday photos – check out the post here).
146386GThe set has a bit of a water colouring feel to it. You can stamp the images as they are (which I have done in tonight’s card) or you can stamp onto water colouring paper and use your aqua painter to really become an artist.

I have used both techniques and love them both, though stamping the images as they are has the advantage of only requiring regular card stock and ink – nothing more.


Tonight’s card was created for this week’s CASEing the Catty challenge. Check out the challenge on Facebook and get inspired, or better still play along. I have CASEd the gift bag shown on page 48 of the Occasions Catalogue, only I have turned it into a card.


I started with a piece of Dapper Denim card stock, and stamped using the tree stamp in both Dapper Denim and Night of Navy Ink, using both 1st and 2nd generation stamping (1st generation is where you ink up and then stamp, 2nd generation is where you stamp a second time without re-inking, or stamp off first and then stamp your image). This gives a bit of depth to the scene.

I then used white craft ink to stamp the ground area, and also the sky area (using the speckled / spotty stamp). You can’t see it in the photo, but I also flicked some wink of stella on for some added sparkle. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I achieved the ombre effect by using Stampin’ Write markers to colour directly onto the stamp. I finished with some of our Whisper White Organza Ribbon and some silver metallic thread.

I mounted this panel onto a whisper white panel, leaving only 1/16th inch border, and then added it to a card base in soft sky.


A really quick but beautiful card to put together, no tricky techniques and not a lot of ink colours required.

Let me know what you think.

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