Sunday, April 8, 2018

Happy Birthday Waterfront

Here's one of the cards we did at Sue's workshop on Saturday.  This turned out so nice and everyone's card had differences which is exactly as it should be.  I like to see when there's some variety.

Full step by step details are farther down on stamping the "scene" below.

Stamps:  Waterfront and Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Tranquil Tide cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Very Vanilla - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
True Gentleman Designer Series Paper - 5" x 3 3/4"

True Gentleman Designer Series Paper - small piece behind - 3 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Night of Navy - 4" x 3"
Very Vanilla - 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Sahara Sand - 5" x 1" 

Stamp Happy Birthday from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I cut the stamp in half so the words would be side by side.  Punch the ends with Banner Triple Punch.

Inside:  Very Vanilla - 5 1/4" x 4" (stamp before you adhere it to the card)

Below are step by step instructions for stamping the artwork.  The only reason you even need these is to know how to get the ink lighter than it would be at full strength.  Most stamps I stamped off once - which means, I inked up the stamp, then stamped it off on a scrap of paper before stamping it onto the cardstock.

* Remember *  When stamping with Photopolymer stamps you want to use the Stampin' Pierce Mat for a nice image.  Since the Photopolymer stamps don't have any foam like the red rubber stamps, you need the foam pad to allow them to have a little give.

Step One - the Sun (or moon) is Crushed Curry - full strength - I forgot to add it to the card below.

This one I stamped off twice because I wanted it to be very light.  You can see the scrap paper I used so you'll notice how dark the first two are with Tranquil Tide.

I think I need to add ink to my Tranquil Tide. It went through a lot of stamping Saturday.

Thank you for looking in today.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  If you'd like to place an order - remember to use the Hostess Code for the month of April for a free gift from me.  If you are reading this in your email - go to the blog to see the details in the left right column under April Host Code.

~ Donna

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  1. Pretty! Thanks for the steps, tips and tricks! Love the inside too. The DSP part makes it look sort of like log cabin slats!

    Chris R. from Iowa

    1. Thank you Chris. You're right! The DSP does give it a bit of log cabin look. I know I'm going to be playing with this set more. Makes us look like an artist. I hope it sticks around into the next catalog, as its another one I need more time with.


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