Happy FriYAY!

It’s a big YAY because it’s the last school day before Spring Break in Amarillo & Canyon Texas.  Many people head to the beach during Spring Break so that inspired my Waterfront Card #2,   If it’s cold and snowy where you live, I hope this card will remind you of warmer days ahead.

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Waterfront Card #2 – Beach Scene

I used the same cutting dimensions for my cardstock as my Waterfront Card #1 but used Tempting Turquoise as my card base.  I know it looks more like Pacific Point but that’s due to bad lighting photography in my stamping studio.


I created a reflection on the water by simply inking up the same stamps and stamping off on scratch paper before I stamped them again.  By stamping off on scratch paper you remove most of the ink from the stamp resulting in a lighter image.  The reflection is not accurate and you can notice it by the bend of the palm trees in the water, but I bet you didn’t notice until I pointed that out.  You can create a realistic reflection but that’s another technique for another day.

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  • If you are going to use your Aqua Painter please use either watercolor paper, Thick Whisper White card stock or Shimmer Card stock.  I used the Shimmer card stock because it has a slight shimmer and you can watercolor without the paper warping. If you use regular card stock, the water will cause your paper to warp.
  • As you stamp each component use your aqua painter (filled with water) to go over each image. Let each area dry before moving to the next component or your stamping will smear.  See the words, “Happy Birthday” towards the bottom.  My card was still wet and some of the letters are smeared, but I kinda like it – goes with the watercolor vibe. (That’s my story & I’m sticking with it.)  You can speed the drying process by using your heat tool set on low or a hair dryer. Stamp any greeting towards the bottom.
  • I used my Stampin Up! ink pads but you can certainly use your Stampin Write markers to add color to your stamps.  Did you know that?  You can’t use the Stampin Up! Blends since those markers are alcohol based and the ink would dry before you stamped it.  Besides, the Waterfront stamp set is made of photopolymer and alcohol is not good for them.

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Have any questions?  Just leave me a comment or contact me!  I’ll be back on Monday with another card  maybe it won’t be a Waterfront card because I don’t want to bore you.  Have a wonderful week-end and a fabulous Spring Break.

Inky hugs,



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