I’m so glad to be back writing about what I’ve been making! And I have been making a lot of cards lately for several events. What with still moving into our home and all that entails, sitting at the computer and writing these articles has been impossible. But things have slowed down for a few days. So I’m taking advantage of the time to share with you some of what I’ve been doing.
A Stunning New Stampin’ Up! Collection!
There’s a new collection available at Stampin’ Up! called Waves of the Ocean. I am amazed at the beauty of the the Designer Series Paper. I love all the other pieces of the collection, but the paper has had my full attention since I got my hand on it. So for today’s project, I’m going to be focusing on that paper set.
- The Waves of Inspiration Bundle, made up of the Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and the Waves Dies. This is an “early release” of products that will be included in the upcoming 2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. It’s available now and will also be available at least while the 2022 Annual Catalog is current.
- The Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper , the Blue Foils (Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Silver); the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels (an assortment of sizes in 6 colors) are all available now and while supplies last until May 2, 2022.
Oh that Designer Series Paper!
The Waves of the Ocean paper set is made up of designs created with a technique called “paint pouring.” There’s a quick Facebook video of the process of making this particular set here. If you’re not on Facebook, just type “paint pouring” into your search engine and click on one of the videos that comes up in the search. I’d love to try it, but there’s no more room in my craft room for another craft!
The Rest of the Card
Besides the Designer Series Paper, for this card I stamped the Pelican from the stamp set onto Basic White Cardstock using Night of Navy Ink. Then I die-cut it using the Waves Dies. I adhered all of the paper strips, including the Coastal Cabana Foil, onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock that is 5-1/4″ wide by 4″ high. Then I tied a 16″ length of the Night of Navy twine from the Fan Bakers Twine (from the January – June Mini Catalog) around those layers, finishing with a knot just to the left of the Foil strip. Finally I adhered the Pelican using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the whole card front to a base of Basic White Thick Cardstock.
And a Sketch
Here is the sketch for this project. And certainly don’t forget that this sketch will work with just about any stamp and die bundle in the Stampin’ Up! catalogs. Which reminds me. There are 12 Bundles on Sale Right Now! The sale price is 20% off the original price of the stamp set and die set combined.