Friday, April 22, 2022

Wave Birthday Card

 Realistic wave - looks complicated; super easy to make.

I just love making this card and watching the recipients feel the wave almost like it's real. The layered stamp set from The Ton creates this realistic wave and color combinations are endless.

Here's what you need:
  • Basic Black cardstock (Stampin Up): cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 (card base) and a layered piece - the size will depend on the size of the die cut wave layer
  • Blue layer (retired Stampin Up): 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Basic White (Stampin Up): scraps for tags, approximately 1/4 sheet for wave image, and 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 for inside
  • Smoky Slate (Stampin Up) ink page
Stamp Sets - I like stretching my stamps sets by mixing and matching:
  • Wave - The Ton
  • Wave set - Stampin Up
To create the wave image, you will need three coordinating colors. Here's what I used to create this blue wave:
  • 1st layer - I combined Balmy Blue and Pool Party (both from Stampin Up) to get the light aqua color
  • 2nd layer - Pacific Point ink pad (Stampin Up)
  • 3rd Layer - Night of Navy ink pad (Stampin Up:
Die - the dies I used are all from different sets - I liked coordinating the stitched edges:
  • Stitched rectangle - My Favorite Things
  • Sailing Away - Stampin Up
  • Tasteful Labels - Stampin Up

Die cut all the stamped images and layer. Adhere down the inside layer and that is it! Super easy but looks like you spent hours. I hope you give this stamp set a try - just beautiful.

Make today a creative day!
Kathie K.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Your Strength is an Inspiration

I love all ocean or beach themed cards. They are perfect for any sentiment and can be used all year long. Here's my latest card that I think will be a perfect sympathy card or note card that can be sent to someone you admire.

This card is so easy to make but looks like you spent hours making and it packs a big punch. Here are the supplies I used to make this card - if you are interested in getting the same supplies, I would be happy to help you with Stampin' Up products - just us the host code provided. These products will be indicated with an SU by the name.

  • Cardstock:
      • Night of Navy (SU) - cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (score at 4 1/4 and fold in half
      • Bermuda Bay (SU) - cut 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 and 5/8 x 3 3/8 for ribbon
      • Basic White (SU) - cut 5 1/2 x 4 /14, 5 3/8 x 4 1/8, and approx. 3 x 1 for tag
  • Stamps:
    • Wave of the Ocean (SU)
    • The Wave (The Ton)
    • By the Sea 1
    • By the Sea 2
  • Inks:
    • Night of Navy (SU)
    • Pacific Point (SU)
    • Bermuda Bay (SU)
    • Smoke Slate (SU)
    • Basic Gray (SU)
    • Wink of Stella
  • Other:
    • Subtle texture embossing folder to create the ribbon
    • Wave of the Ocean die set (SU)
    • Stitched Rectangle die set (My Favorite Things)
    • Crystal rhinestones colored with Copic market B29 and BG13
    • Foam dimensionals (SU)
Stamp the front layer first using the 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 size Basic White piece. Stamp the wave from The Ton (three-layer stamp) starting with Bermuda Bay for the first layer; Pacific Point for the 2nd layer and Night of Navy for third layer. Stamp the birds using the By the Sea stamp set in Smokey Slate. Cut the panel with the Stitched Rectangles largest die.

Layer the white layer onto the Bermuda Bay piece which can then can adhered to the Night of Navy card base.

Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray and die cut using the Wave of the Ocean die set. Emboss the smaller piece of Bermuda Bay and cut fish tails to finish the ends. Thread the piece through the open ends of the sentiment die cut piece. Add foam dimensionals to the sentiment and add to the front of the card. Add Wink of Stella to the white parts of the wave to add a little sparkle and shine.

For the inside panel, stamp images from By the Sea in Smokey Slate - use the same stamps on the outside of the envelope.

I just love this card and it was so easy to make. As a reminder, you can order the Stampin' Up products from me use this months host code 4HKYNC94 or by searching for my name Kathie Krawczyk, I would love to assist you with all your Stampin' Up products.

The card is also available on my Etsy shop here.

Thanks so much visiting by blog. Happy crafting!

Kathie K.

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