Monday, March 28, 2022


This week I am going to play with a new "sneak peek" stamp set called Waves of Inspiration.  This Collection is now available for purchase.  The complete collection, called Waves of the Ocean, is available through May 2, 2022, but the stamp set, and the coordinating dies will be in the new 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog so will continue to be available after May 2.  The full collection also includes the beautiful Waves of the Ocean, Designer Series Paper, which was inspired by Paint Pouring, Blue Foils in Silver, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy, and Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels in multiple blues.  It is all so pretty, but only the Stamp set and Dies will be available after May 2.  The other items are available only while supplies last.

My first card this week was created to look like a picture.  I used a Stitched Rectangle Die to create the picture frame.

If you want to have a multi-color wave, a Stamparatus or similar tool is a necessity.  I created the wave by first inking the stamp with Coastal Cabana ink and stamping on my Basic White cardstock.  Leaving the stamp on the Stamparatus, I cleaned it and then used a sponge dauber to apply some Night of Navy Ink.   I stamped a 2nd time with the Night of Navy ink.  I cleaned again and then added a third ink color, Basic Gray, using the same process.  The multiple colors really provide depth and the look of movement to the wave.

Before adhering the Wave to the front of the Coastal Cabana card base, I used my Blending Brush to add a very light amount of Night of Navy ink to the sky.  Gulls were stamped with Basic Gray ink and the stamp included in the Waves of Inspiration stamp set.

The "Picture Frame" was then added with Foam Adhesive Strips over the wave scene.

To make the Poles with the Pelican, I again used the Stamparatus so that I could stamp the Pelican in Smokey Slate and the Poles in Crumb Cake.  By using the Stamparatus, I could mask one area, for instance the Pelican, and then easily ink the poles.  After removing the mask, I stamped the poles and then reversed the process.  I masked the poles and inked the Pelican.  The Stamparatus ensures that each image on the stamp is aligned as if it was all stamped at the same time.  I did try to ink the stamp with my Stampin' Write Markers but was not happy with the quality of the image.  I found that the Stamparatus gave me a better image.

To finish the poles, I wrapped some Linen Thread round them.  The stamp does include the rope detail in the image, but I thought the Linen Thread added some dimension.

What do you think?  Does it look like a picture?  I think it will make a nice masculine birthday card for someone special.

For the inside of the card, I just added the Pelican and Poles again.  This time, to keep it simple I stamped it all in a single Crumb Cake Color.

I'll add a sentiment later when I decide who is going to receive the card.

If you would like to download a more detailed tutorial, one is available at this link.

The list of products I used is shown below.

Product List

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