Stormy seas with High Tide

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is an easy card to make with the High Tide stamp set when you want to send words of encouragement. High Tide is one of my favorite stamp sets, not only does it have great sentiments, but I just love the lighthouse. I really wanted to create a card that was fairly muted or monochromatic and that the lighthouse would be the focal point. To create the monochromatic effect, Gray Granite ink is a great color to use, and I chose Poppy Parade ink for the lighthouse because I just loved how the color popped against the Gray Granite.

I first started with a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and used my Stamparatus to stamp ground under the lighthouse and the detailed lighthouse stamp in Gray Granite ink and then the second lighthouse stamp in Poppy Parade ink:

I then used a Stampin’ Sponge to sponge Gray Granite ink all around, going not quite to the lighthouse:

The wave stamp and the small “sand like” stamp are both stamped in Gray Granite ink. The small stamp is similar to the ground stamp for the lighthouse and that is used to fill in the ground:

I used my Stamparatus again to stamp the grass and the birds in Gray Granite ink three times each. I wanted them slightly darker, but still a bit muted:

This card front is then adhered to a Gray Granite card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, with dimensionals:

For the inside sentiment, use another piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Gray Granite ink and then use the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker to color the word “hope”. The birds in the water are stamped in Gray Granite ink in the bottom right corner. **TIP-If you do not have a Stampin’ Write Marker, place the stamp on your Stamparatus and then mask the word(s) that you don’t want inked**:

So, what do you think? I just love how the Poppy Parade makes the lighthouse so striking against the Gray Granite! 

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Monochromatic Bridge Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a monochromatic bridge fold card featuring the Winter Woods Bundle, from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, in Gray Granite! This card is very easy to make and rather than using DSP for the panels, I first created the scenery on cardstock and then cut the pieces so you see the scenery from any angle. This looks super cool and is a fun card to send!

To start, cut a piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 4 ¼” x 8”, and score at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, 5 ½”, and 6 ¾”. For the panel across the front, this is also Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 1 ¼” x 5 ½”:

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Normally for the panels you would cut four pieces of DSP or cardstock at 1” x 4” and for the back panel one piece at 2 ¾” x 4”, however, I combined the measurements and cut one piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 6 ¾”:

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Using the hinge-set technique with the tree stamp from Winter Woods doesn’t work on the Stamparatus, however, I still used it as a guide for lining up my stamp. I used Gray Granite ink to stamp the trees twice:

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To make the masks, I used the 1” circle punch for the sun and the Pretty Label Punch for the clouds. I sponged Gray Granite ink with a Stampin’ Sponge, moving the cloud mask down a little each time. Once I completed the clouds, I lightly sponge the middle and the sun and used the small ground stamp below the trees:

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To create the panels, I cut the cardstock 1” (twice) from each end and this will give you the four 1” x 4” panels and the 2 ¾”x 4” back panel. I adhered these to the card base with adhesive:

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For the die cut trees, I sponged Champagne Mist Shimmer paint on a piece of 3” x 4” Vellum cardstock, placed a piece of Sizzix Adhesive Sheet on the back, and then adhered to a piece of Gray Granite cardstock. This is then ran thru the Big Shot using the two tree framelits from the In the Woods Framelits Dies. Tip-due to the thickness of the papers, I highly recommend using the Precision Base Plate and run it through several times, back and forth:

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For the front panel, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 1” x 5 ¼”, used the “hill” die from In the Woods to cut it, and flipped one side over to create a crisscross hill:

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I adhered one of the pieces to the Gray Granite base and used Glue Dots to adhere the trees. I then stamped the pine cone stamp in Gray Granite ink, lightly sponged some Gray Granite ink on the Very Vanilla cardstock (whatever was already on the sponge), and attached the top hill layer with Mini Dimensionals:

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To attach the front panel piece, I used two pieces of Tear & Tape on each end and then attached to the outer front panels:

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For the back, I used a piece of 2 ¾” x 4” Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the sentiment and pinecones in Gray Granite ink:

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Isn’t that super cool and easy?? This really is a great card to make and just think of all the sceneries you can make! I just love the shimmer on the trees and yes, you could sponge the shimmer paint directly on the cardstock, but I wanted to give it a little bit more effect with the Vellum and it makes the trees a little bit sturdier!

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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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