Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save–they just stand there shining.
The NEW Occasions Catalog features this gorgeous stamp set called HIGH TIDE. I had the privilege and honor to debut this set at OnStage Phoenix last week. I didn’t know what set I would be receiving when I submitted my work for a chance to present AND when I received this set I couldn’t believe my eyes. I’m from the Maritime Province of Nova Scotia and grew up on Cape Breton Island – It’s a piece of heaven there, you really must visit. I live in Northern California now and we have beautiful lighthouses here as well…just a different ocean. Anyway, I grew up around lighthouses, they are a fixture when you live in the Maritimes and I absolutely love them and I love this let. Lighthouses are traditionally red and white, I know because I researched, there is a black and white lighthouse somewhere but mostly ALL are red and white. I think that you can take creative license when you are stamping to change the colors up a bit as you will see further along in the post.
I have so many cards to share which I’ve created with this stamp set and this first card I didn’t bring to Phoenix but I wanted to share it with you. It’s a Shaker Card…guess what’s inside? Well, it’s those little silica balls that come in packages, they along with a few flakes of mica represent the stormy seas as indicated in the sentiment.
The ribbon in (b) is sueded paper, yes that’s what I’m calling it. Take a little piece of cardstock, break the fibers down by going back and forth with a bone folder – use your finger on the top to hold the cardstock and the bone folder on the bottom. When the fibers are sufficiently broken down, it should come apart easily into two pieces. The inside feels like suede and looks lovely on a card.
The Foam Adhesive strips and Window Sheets make it so easy to make shaker cards now. That sounds like a good reason to make a Shaker Card Video…that will be coming up soon!
On to more previews of this gorgeous stamp set…
I used the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the Real Red Cardstock. I mixed the sand with white glue until the texture met my approval, then I used the small sand stamp to place it over the already stamped sand. I’ll put up full instructions in another post.
- So easy, use a piece of Shimmering White Cardstock, stamp in four colors – I did mine in Watermelon Wonder, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum and Dapper Denim. This is two-step stamping so be sure to stamp off the first image after you ink it, then stamp the detailed lighthouse full strength.
- Wash a little Soft Sky around the lighthouses.
- The life preserver is made using two round punches, 3/4″ and 1/2″. Put a glue dot on the frame and wind Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine around. Then bring in a little Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine to make finish the life preserver.
- Take a piece of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, put a few knots in it to make it look like rope.
- Attach a piece of Burlap Ribbon to the card by putting down a strip of Fast Fuse, scrunch the ribbon along the Fast Fuse.
- Attach the Night of Navy Baker’s Twine to the Burlap Ribbon, use a few squished up Glue Dots to Secure.
- Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Shimmering White Cardstock with Night of Navy Ink, quickly sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and emboss with the Heat Tool
- Die cut with Paisley Framelits Dies. It either looks like a wave or you could make it a whale…hahaha!
- Use a sponge dauber and color in the wave. Attach with Dimensionals to the card.
- Make sure the inside has a sentiment and stamp something from High Tide inside.
- Don’t forget to decorate that lighthouse!!!
Remember this set isn’t available to customers until January 4th, 2017 so bookmark this or just remember to search for High Tide on my BLOG.
Stay tuned for ALL of the instructions!!! I would love to be your Demonstrator or click here for JOIN MY TEAM. I love Stampin’ UP! and you will too! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Hugs from me…Carole Anne