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Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Birthday at High Tide - PP355

Hi there, friends!  Isn't it amazing how fast we roll back around to Sunday?!  The good thing about that though is it's the start of another week with The Paper Players!  This time, our wonderful Joanne is hostess for a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge...take a look:
I continue to work my way through my newest SU stamp sets with a new-to-me set...High Tide.  I'm not a huge fan of the nautical look but I love all the creative elements in this stamp set.  The shoreline that fits right under the lighthouse, the swaying beach grasses, the gorgeous sentiments and those birds!  Oh my, what's not to love?  Oh yeah, and it's photopolymer (clear) too...bonus!  For the Tic-Tac-Toe board I worked diagonally with blue, enamel dots, and birthday.
I've seen a lot of cards made with this stamp set that feature a sandy shoreline for the lighthouse.  Since this card is destined for my FIL, I needed to give it a grassy base...just like the Cana Island Lighthouse they see from their front window on the shores of Lake Michigan.  I've stamped the lighthouse to look like the Cana Island one too which is all white.  The Smoky Slate color is similar--it could be a white lighthouse shaded with the setting sun.   The lighthouse is a two-step stamp and I used Smoky Slate for both layers.
You might remember a tip I shared in this post about using the backside of our photopolymer stamps for a solid image.  I used that technique again here to stamp the background of the water in Marina Mist ink and the ripples of water in a darker Dapper Denim.  It adds a fabulous depth and dimension to the water.
On the inside, I stamped a setting sun over the water.  The water is stamped again in Marina Mist--this time using the "right side" of the stamp.  The sun and sun rays are also part of this set and stamped here in Crushed Curry.  Love that this triangle stamp can be used either as a beam of light (as on the front of the card) or for a ray of sunshine!  The birthday sentiment is from another stamp set--Best Birds--in my stash.
I made a second card with a Very Vanilla base (love that new thick vanilla cardstock!) and changed the inside for a different purpose.  The sentiments in this set really are wonderful--with a trendy look of mixed fonts and heartfelt thoughts.

I hope you've enjoyed today's card.  We would love for you to play along with us at The Paper Players.  Be sure to check out all the other inspiration from my teammates and then play along before our challenge ends on Friday, August 3rd at Noon (EST).



17 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow Nance! This is a gorgeous card made with that stamp set!! I love this set for masculine cards too. Definitely will be casing you soon :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy said...

Really a gorgeous card, like the stamp set, the lighthouse , the beam of light you created with the sunshine ray, the tuffs of grass, the birds and your tip again for the water, it is so real looking...fabulous card!!

Ginger said...

Beautiful card nance and so realistic! The colors just jump off the page!

LeAnne said...

You are so clever to get some extra use from these stamps....I like nautical, it's the SCENES I can't do, so I am extra-impressed with this beauty!

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Nance,
You've done a beautiful job with this stamp set. Love your pretty card and the uplifting message. You always inspire me with your work.

Joanne James said...

Another gorgeous card using this stamp set Nance - you've inspired me to get mine out this week too. Love the addition of the stitched border too and two fabulous insides - I love how your cards are beautiful inside and out!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance,
Love both of your cards... I really love the water effect using the back of your stamp, the land area is amazing. I'm sure your FIL will love this card especially since your light house looks familiar. Very nice indeed.
PS: I never would have guessed you weren't a nautical person... since Florida just seems nautical no matter what. Right?
Hugs

Brent Scheffer said...

I always like to see a great lighthouse! Fantastic!

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous! Such a beautiful scene....and fabulou stamping! I always love how you finish the inside of your cards.....which I never seem to do!

Ann Abrahamson said...

Beautiful card...I love all things nautical and beachy. Wonderful stamping ideas and awesome results. I'm thinkin' I need this stamp set! ~ Annie

stampwithsandy said...

What a great scene you've created Nance, and I'm super impressed it's all on one layer! You've lined everything up perfectly! The stitching around the edges really makes it look 'finished', too. Hope you're having an awesome day!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is fabulous! I love the beautiful beach scene! It makes me long for a day at the beach! Every detail is amazing! The stitched background is perfect and you always make the inside as fantastic as the outside! I hope you are having a great week, My Friend! XX

kay mcbride said...

Beautiful card and very creative scene. I went back and found your tips!! Love everything about this one. TFS
Hugs
Kay

Jan Clothier said...

I've never been a huge fan of this set but you have done such a glorious job with the detailing on this card that I might be a good step towards changing my mind! The depth of your ocean is amazing - thanks for sharing that tip. I also think that the stitched detailing around the lighthouse is to die for amazing. Lovely card!

Jaydee said...

Nance, you really showcased this set beautifully. I also love how you stamped the inside. I think your FIL will really appreciate this wonderful card - and the fact that you made it feel as though it was on a grassy knoll to replicate the lighthouse they see. (Sounds like it's a gorgeous spot, too!)
Hugs
Jaydee

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is really pretty Nance. Gorgeous!

Heather Jensen said...

I saw this set in the SU catalog and thought it would make a great masculine set with different sentiments. I do love how you put it together. :)