It's Memorial Day weekend and for many of us that means a 3 day weekend. One of my favorite holiday weekend getaways is a day at the beach. Today's tutorial uses the High Tide stamp set. This 2-step stamp set allows you to create a 3D look with ease. ...

 

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High Tide Tutorial

It's Memorial Day weekend and for many of us that means a 3 day weekend. One of my favorite holiday weekend getaways is a day at the beach.  

Today's tutorial uses the High Tide stamp set.  This 2-step stamp set allows you to create a 3D look with ease.  

I've included written instructions below for those of you using a mobile device. I also have a free PDF tutorial available for those that would like to download and save this project for a later day. 

Don't forget to check out my Project PDF Tutorial Library for more project tutorials that feature complete card collections and fancy folds.  Click HERE to view the library. 

Have a fun, safe and relaxing holiday weekend! 

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Supplies: 

Stamps: High Tide (143006)

Inks: Crumb Cake (126975), Smoky Slate (131179), Old Olive (126953), Pacific Point (126951), Marina Mist (126962), Soft Sky (131181)

Paper: Marina Mist (119682), Whisper White (100730), Basic Gray (121044)

Other: Sponge Daubers (133773), Dimensionals (104430), Sponge Brayers (141714), Post-it Notes

Measurements:

  • Marina Mist (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Whisper White (layer): 3 3/4" X 5"
  • Basic Gray (layer): 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

Instructions:

  1. To create the front of your card. Stamp in the ink colors noted, in this order, on the white layer:
    • Crumb Cake - stamp the sand image, twice randomly.
    • Smoky Slate - stamp the lighthouse base, fitting it into the sand base area.
    • Stamp the lighthouse image on a Post-it-Note, positioning as much of the image on the sticky edge as possible. Cut out the image directly on the stamped lines to create a “mask”.
    • Cover the lighthouse in step (b) with the Post-It-Note “mask”. This will ensure that no ink from the next step will be on top of the lighthouse when finished.
    • Marina Mist – ink up the sponge brayer. Brayer lightly over the lighthouse down towards the sand to create the sky.
    • Crumb Cake – stamp the sand image on a Post-it-Note, positioning as much of the image on the sticky edge as possible. Cut out the image directly on the stamped lines to create a “mask”.
    • Cover the sand in step (f) with the Post-It-Note “mask”. This will ensure that no ink from the next step will be on top of the sand when finished.
    • Soft Sky – stamp the water image.
    • Marina Mist – use the sponge dauber to add additional Marina Mist ink to create depth to the water.
    • Pacific Point - remove the masks from the lighthouse. Stamp the overlay lighthouse image over the initial image for a two-toned look.
    • Smoky Slate – stamp the birds.
    • Old Olive – stamp the grass image randomly, where desired.
  2. Adhere the stamped white layer to the Basic Gray layer. Adhere these layers to the card base using Dimensionals.

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Quick Crafting Tip - Using Deep Impression/Dynamic Embossing Folders on Vellum

The new catalog debuts on June 1st and it's loaded with new stamp sets, designer papers, embellishments, dies and embossing folders!

Among the new embossing folders there are new deep impression or "dynamic" embossing folders. These folders are much thicker than the typical folder and provide a deep embedded impression on your cardstock.  And, I love them!  

A few weeks ago I was designing a card using vellum cardstock.  I chose to emboss the vellum using the Cable Knit embossing folder. Although the vellum looked fine after it was embossed, as I handled it, and applied adhesive, I noticed that areas of the embossed impression were ripping.  

It was obvious that the vellum was too fragile to handle the deep impressions so I needed a solution.  That solution is the focus of today's quick tip video.   

 

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Special Reason to Celebrate

I'm celebrating the retiring products today with the beautiful "Special Reason" stamp set.  Last check, this stamp set was still available!  

You can view the remaining products on the retired list by clicking HERE.
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The copper accents on this white card are simple, yet elegant.  Even without the Stylish Stems framelits (sold out!) this card would be easy to recreate with a little fussy cutting.  

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I used the retiring Affectionately Yours designer paper along the edge of a curved card front.  
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You can find this card, along with three others using this same stamp set, in my Project PDF Tutorial library. All retiring stamp set tutorials are marked down at at least 50% off. 

Once the new catalog debuts on June 1st, these retiring tutorials will be removed from the library and no longer available.  See this tutorial, and many others, by clicking HERE

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Nailed It for Father's Day & Wedding Recap

Joey and Lisa's wedding was perfect!  Aside from 40 mile an hour winds (and lots of hairspray!) the weather was beautiful.  So many of you asked for pictures that I decided to share a few of my favorites.  

I'm also including a picture of their wedding invitation along with cutting dimensions.  I'm sensitive to their privacy so personal information has been blocked out.

This picture of myself, my sister (center) and my cousin, Colleen, before the ceremony.  

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My sister, Krista, looked gorgeous!  Her son, Joey, insisted on walking her down the aisle to her seat.  Yes, I had to hold back the tears.   

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My great nephews (my sister's grandsons) stole the hearts of everyone! Henry (4) is on the left, Luke (2) is in the center and Jack (6) is on the left. 

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Lisa looked beautiful!  

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I love how this picture of Boo and I turned out.  We clean up nice, don't we? ((smile)) 

Gina & I

Lisa wanted their wedding invitations to be tailored, yet simple. She chose the layout and I worked out the dimensions for the tri-fold.

I don't have a picture of the closed invitation. I had removed the layers of Linen Thread to take the invitation with me for the weekend. 

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I tied the invitations closed with the same triple layer of Linen Thread that you see on the inside. 

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There is a pocket on the right side that held the accommodations card and the RSVP card and envelope. Naturally, those were used, so I don't have a picture of them. 

You'd think after making 90 of these that I would have taken more pictures, but I was so focused on getting them finished that I simply forgot.  

Cutting Dimensions

  • Night of Navy cardstock base is cut 5 1/2" x 11" and scored at 4 1/8" and 8 3/8".
  • To create the point, use a pencil to create a mark at 1" at the top and bottom of the left panel.  I used the Paper Trimmer to connect the pencil marks, forming the point.  
  • Night of Navy cardstock pocket is cut 2 3/4" x 5".  I scored 1/2" on three sides.  I created a template for the angled cut and traced it onto each piece of cardstock then cut it with the Paper Trimmer. It was easier and less time consuming then measuring each piece.  
  • The wedding invitation was printed professionally on Whisper White cardstock by Minuteman Press of Brandon, FL.  (Thank you, Julie Arndt!) Not only did they turn out beautifully but the amount of ink needed for my printer, to print each piece, was not cost effective.  
  • The invitations were printed to 4" x 5 1/4"and adhered to the center.
  • The accommodations card was printed on 3 1/4" x 4" and adhered to a layer of Night of Navy cardstock measuring 3 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • The RSVP card (not shown) was printed on 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" and adhered to a layer of Night of Navy cardstock measuring 3 1/2" x 5".  
  • I purchased the envelopes for the RSVP card at Envelopes.com.  
  • The finished invitation was placed in the medium white envelope.  

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We are 26 days away from Father's Day - Sunday, June 18th.  

I've begun to create and this card is perfect for Bob the Builder, don't you think?

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The man can fix or build anything! It's truly a gift to be that engineer-minded without ever being formally taught. It's definitely his innate gift.  

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Since there are three of us in our family, Bob the Builder, Boo and I, it's only fitting that there be three tools.  Since they are supposed to represent 'us' they 'had to have' wiggly eyes!

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This stamp set is on the retired list and sadly, the Build It coordinating framelits are already sold out.  But it's not too late to grab the stamp set!  View the remaining retired products HERE.

This stamp set will forever remind me of my wonderful, talented and amazing hubby!  

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