Mix it up Monday!

Hello and welcome to Mix it up Monday! Today I am mixing a whole lot of creativeness to make this awesome display case picture! I was inspired to make this as a follow up to the Father’s Day Blog Hop card from Saturday, if you missed it, you can see it here. Please note, this 8” x 10” display case picture frame is not sold by Stampin’ Up!

I first started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5” x 7”:

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I masked the bottom half of the cardstock at 4”:

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The sun stamp is from the High Tide stamp set in Pineapple Punch ink:

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The sun stamp from Lilypad Lake is only a ring image, so I used that in Crushed Curry ink around the Pineapple Punch sun:

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I used a Sponge Brayer in Crushed Curry ink across the mask line (yes, I forgot to mask the sun, however, I will show you what I did later):

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For the rest of the sunset coloring, I used sponges in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Merry Merlot, and Night of Navy:

How if fixed the mistake with the sun, is I used the sun stamp from High Tide again and stamped it twice in Crushed Curry ink:

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I removed the mask from the bottom of the sunset and repositioned it to cover the sunset:

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The shoreline was created by using the lighthouse ground cover stamp from High Tide in Sahara Sand ink and then I used a Sponge Brayer in Sahara Sand to fill in:

To create the water, start with a Sponge Brayer and Blueberry Bushel ink, and you will want to get a concentration of ink towards the sunset line:

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Next, you will use another Sponge Brayer and Night of Navy ink to make the water even darker. I really like combining these two colors together for this water look, I sampled these on a piece of scratch paper to first see if I just wanted one of the blues by themselves or to combine them together:

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When I removed the mask I didn’t quite like the abrupt line between the water and the sunset, so I used the Sponge Brayer with Blueberry Bushel in and carefully went along that line to try and soften it up:

To create the sun reflection on the water, I used this little stamp from High Tide and Whisper White Craft ink:

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I filled in the rest of the water using the wave stamp from High Tide and Whisper White Craft ink. My craft ink is very juicy, so I stamped off on a piece of scrap paper and then stamped the image on the cardstock 2 or 3 more times before inking again and repeating the process:

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Using Basic Black cardstock, cut out these images using the Lakeside Framelit Dies. The sailboat framelit from this set cuts out two boats together and then a small one, so I positioned the cardstock so it would only cut out this small sailboat:

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The images are then positioned and adhered with Glue Dots:

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Since I wasn’t sure which Designer Series Paper I wanted to use, I waited until the previous part was complete and then chose this DSP from Nature’s Poem DSP and trimmed it down to 8” x 10”:

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I used Multipurpose Glue to adhere the cardstock to the DSP so I would have time to reposition if needed and to ensure it stays adhered to the DSP since the glass from the frame is not right on top of it:

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To complete the project, place in the display frame:

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I thought this was a great follow up for a Father’s Day gift to go along with the card or you can even make a card with these instructions, just us a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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