Wednesday, August 24, 2022


The Heron Habitat stamp set included three different bird stamps.  The Statuesque Standing Heron that I used on Monday's card, a Flying Heron, and a Seagull.  Today, I'm using the Seagull, and I readily admit that Seagulls are not my favorite birds.  When you live on a lake with a boat hoist, the Seagulls seem to be drawn to the canopies on those hoists -- and boy, can they make a mess!  There are all kinds of contraptions to try to keep the birds off the canopies, but it is an ongoing battle.  However, my little Seagull today is on a deserted beach and in my opinion, that's where they should stay!

This is a quick and simple card and is made with one of my favorite techniques -- creating a water scene with a beautiful sky all made with my Blending Brushes and ink.

They are so simple to create.  Just take a scrap piece of lightweight paper to create a line across your cardstock.  I masked the sky first and used Pool Party ink and a Blending Brush to create the water.  Then move the mask to the water and start adding layers of color for the sky.  From the water up, I used Blending Brushes to apply So Saffron, Heather Highland, and Pool Party ink.  It's important to blend each color into the previous color so that there are no clear lines between each color.  You want to blend them so that the colors make seamless transitions into each other.

The sandy beach was made with two layers of Crumb Cake Cardstock torn at the top edge.  The torn edges were sponged with a Sponge Dauber and then speckles were added by flicking the brush end of a Crumb Cake Marker on edge of its cap.  The layers were staggered a bit to represent small sand dunes.  

The Seagull was stamped with Crumb Cake on Basic White cardstock and then die cut with the coordinating die from Heron Dies.  His beak was colored with a Mango Melody Stampin' Blend.  A Stampin' Write Marker could also be used.

To ink the Cattail, I used Granny Apple Green and Crumb Cake Markers before stamping on Basic White cardstock.  The Cattail was die cut with the coordinating die.

Both the Seagull and Cattail were adhered to the scene with dimensionals. 

The sentiment was stamped with Pacific Point ink on a 1/2" strip of Basic White and a flag was snipped into the end.  It was then layered to a slightly wider Crumb Cake strip and the left end was tucked between the two circles before the complete assembly was adhered to the card front with dimensionals.  

The Seagull Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the front of the card base is from the Design a Daydream DSP Collection.  This is a host reward that qualifying orders can get for free.  This is a HUGE pack of 12" x 12" paper (48 sheets) with beautiful colors and a large variety of patterns.  Any order of $180 or more will qualify for this Host Reward.  This can be a combination of several orders in a Workshop order or a single customer order of at least $180.

For the inside of the card, I just blended and stamped a quick little scene in the corner.

I hope you are Enjoying your day whenever it is that you are looking at this post.

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A list of the products I used is shown below.

Product List
Stampin Write Markers - Brights Collection
Stampin Write Markers - Brights Collection

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