Canadian Stampin Up Demonstrator Kathie Zaban– High Tide Amazing You Happy Stampers Blog Hop
Hi again! Welcome to our next team Blog Hop! For this week, we have a Colour Challenge!
Believe it or not, I did not own the High Tide stamp set until just recently and I decided to play with it in this challenge. I also used the Waterfront stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits. I’m so thrilled those dies made the cut into the new catalog!
I started off with a Lemon Lime Twist panel and cut down a smaller Sahara Sand panel and ran it through one of the embossing folders from the Petal Pair set. I wanted the design vertical across the panel, so I embossed the Sahara Sand strip three times on my Bigshot with the vertical design embossing folder. Note that two of the sections will get a bit flattened and to somewhat bring back the embossed areas, I used a stylus and gently brought back the design. I mounted the Sahara Sand panel at the bottom of the Lemon Lime Twist and left a 1/8″ gap at the bottom.
Now for the stamping. I stamped half of the lighthouse on the panel using Sahara Sand Ink to bring it to the foreground. I did use the handy dandy Stamparatus to ensure proper placement. I wanted the shadows darker and stamped it about 3 times but after a while the lighthouse ended up looking very monochromatic. Don’t tell, but I restamped the lighthouse in Sahara Sand and to create a bolder shadowed area, I used Soft Suede to get the image to stand out more and fussy cut it out and adhered it over top of the original image.
I used the long stamp piece from the Waterfront Stamp set to create the land area in the distance. I stamped with Sahara Sand and overlapped in a few areas to add some depth. As for the water details. I used the water stamp from the High Tide stamp set. I inked a little section along the edge of the water stamp with Pool Party and lightly stamped across the panel and did the same with Lemon Lime Twist. Next I lightly added pool party with a small sponge dauber to blend the colours and made sure I left some areas uncoloured to add highlights and depth in the water. I did the same for the sky but much less lines and then shaded the top and left edge of the panel. Finally, I stamped the smaller three birds from the High Tide set in Sahara Sand and adhered it to the Lemon Lime Twist panel and left a 1/8″ gap at the top.
Side note: Is it me? I don’t know about you, but I always felt the Pool Party colour on the lid never matched the actual stamped colour. I feel its more on the green side then the blue on the lid. So now you know why I hardly use Pool Party. Once SU comes out with a new Pool Party, I will replace it just in case my copy had gone awry from the get go.
Did I already say I was super thrilled that SU carried over the Celebrate You thinlits? Yay! I die cut the ‘You’ and ‘Amazing’ words in black cardstock and stamped the ‘are simply’ words onto white cardstock with black ink and trimmed it out. Before I tell you how I assembled it. I needed something in the middle of the panel and to be honest my ribbon stash is on the thin side! However, I do have that yummy linen twine from the April Paper Pumpkin kit and it really really really fit the bill. I ho’d and hum if I should use it but it really really really was perfect for the card…so please don’t flame me for using it. I wrapped it three times on the panel and taped it off on the back of the panel.
I raised the ‘You’ word with dimensionals taking into account of the twine and then placed where I wanted the ‘amazing’ sentiment. Before I adhered it down I gauged where I wanted the ‘are simply’ sentiment. Once I was happy with the placement, I adhered the top part of the ‘are simply’ sentiment and added a bit of dimensionals in the lower part and then adhered the ‘amazing’ sentiment.
Finally, I added dimensionals on the back of the Lemon Lime Twist panel to raise it and adhered it to the card base.
Whew, that was a bit long winded!! LOL.
– Lemon Lime Twist 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″
– Sahara Sand Panel 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″
– Lighthouse in Whisper White 2 x 5-1/2″
– Whisper White card base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ -Score at 4-1/2″
Thanks for sticking with me to the end….Now click the NEXT blog button to check out Eva’s project! You are in for a treat, she is super talented!
- Sandi MacIver – Stamp with Sandi
- Kathie Zaban – Bearywishes –> You are Here
- Eva Dobilas – I Love to Stamp
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