I’ve been meaning to have a go with the Waterfront stamp set for a while since it gives the illusion of a water-coloured image with just some simple stamping – handy for those of us (like me) that can’t paint for toffee!
There are some great images of mountains, land masses, water and trees which can be combined to create romantic, relaxing or vibrant scenes, depending on your chosen colour palette.
My first card was inspired by the beautiful weather we’ve had on the South coast of the UK the past few days. All along the seafront where we live are loads of beach huts and there’s a cute little beach hut stamp in the set which I stamped in Pretty Peacock, Real Red and Mint Macaron for a fun look.
I went over the sea with clear Wink Of Stella to give that sparkle of the sun reflecting off the waves. A Pretty Peacock layer on a Crushed Curry cardbase finishes the beachy, sunny card.
My second card was inspired by Amanda Bates from the Craft Spa and her ‘out of the frame’ style card. I first stamped the mountains using Smoky Slate together with some Blackberry Bliss dabbed on with a sponge dauber. I could have done with a paler purple, like Highland Heather, but I don’t have one so I had to think of another way to get the purpley hue. The mountains in the background were stamped with 2nd and 3rd generation Smoky Slate. I made a definite land mass by inking up half the land stamp along the edge of the Blackberry Bliss stamp pad, to give me a straight horizon.
I stamped the water and then filled in any gaps along the shoreline with some ink and the Wink of Stella brush.
The tree stamp is too large to use whole for this kind of scene so the trick is to just ink up the top sections of the trees.
I die cut the centre section of the scene using the Stitched Rectangles Framelits…
…and then cut the centre section down further to create a border within the stamped border.
I think it’s really cool that by using different colour palettes with the same stamp set can create a card with a completely different mood.
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