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Today's post is a continuation on the theme of highlighting some of the retiring product from the 2020 -2021 Annual Catalog and January - June Mini Catalog.  

REMINDER!!  The Retiring Lists for the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and the January - June Mini Catalog have been released.  To see the list of retiring items from the 2020 -2021 Annual Catalog, click here.  Note that some of the items on this list have been discounted and all are available while supplies last.  To see the list of retiring items from the January - June Mini Catalog, click here.  Since this Mini Catalog goes until the end of June, Stampin' Up! hasn't determined whether to apply discounts to these items...yet.  But looking at this list will give you a good idea of what will be carrying over to the new Annual Catalog.

This RETIRING ITEM featured in this blog post is the Waterfront stamp set.

I really enjoy using stamp sets that allow me to make scenes.  The great thing about the Waterfront stamp set is that many of the stamps used to create depth for water can be used to create other scenery elements--like the mountains you see in the scene below.  I had planned to add water to this scene, too, but got so carried away with creating the ground I ran out of room for the water!

Waterfront_EveryLittleKindness

This card begins with a panel of Basic White cardstock.  Blending Brushes and the ink colors of Balmy Blue and Pool Party were used with a torn piece of scrap paper to create a sky background for the top 2/3 of the panel. 

Now to create the scene:

  • The circle image was stamped 1/2 way down the panel near the left side using Crushed Curry ink stamped off on a scrap piece of paper prior to stamping on the panel.  A Blending Brush and Crushed Curry ink was used to create the halo around the sun
  • The mountains were stamped across the panel using Soft Suede ink stamping twice before reinking to create depth.  The bottom edge of the mountains is 1-3/8" inches above the bottom edge of the panel
  • Both of the narrow background strip images were placed on one stamp block, inked with Crumb Cake ink, stamped off on a piece of scrap paper, and then stamped below the mountains to fill the space to the bottom of the panel.  It will take a number of inking, stamping off, and stamping the images to cover the area and make sure to flip the images to help with filling in the open areas.  Note that there will be overlap when stamping and that's OK.  This gives the stamped area some depth and texture
  • The dots image was stamped over the ground area using Gray Granite ink
  • The group of pine trees was stamped near the bottom right corner of the panel using Mossy Meadow ink, stamping a second time before reinking to create depth.  The bottom of the trees is 1/2" above the bottom edge of the panel
  • The little houses were stamped three times on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, and Crushed Curry inks.  The houses were cut out with Paper Snips.  The Poppy Parade and Crushed Curry houses were adhered in front of the trees using Mini Glue Dots and the Pacific Point house was adhered "in front" of the other two houses using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

The greeting banner was created by inking the "Every Little Kindness Makes The World Brighter" greeting with Soft Suede ink.  The Blending Pen was used to remove the ink from "kindness" and "brighter", and then inking "kindness" with the brush tip of the Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker and "brighter" with the brush tip of the Poppy Parade Stampin' Write Marker.  The greeting was die cut using the rectangular pointed end label die aligning the greeting near the bottom point.  The banner was adhered at the upper right corner of the panel with the top of the banner extending beyond the top edge of the panel.  Paper Snips were used to cut off the part of the label extending beyond the panel using the edge of the panel as a guide.

The panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Pacific Point cardstock and then adhered at the center of the Poppy Parade card front.

Waterfront_EveryLittleKindness_Inside

The narrow background strip images were placed on one stamp block, inked with Crumb Cake ink, stamped off on a piece of scrap paper, and then stamped at the lower right corner of a Basic White panel.  It will take a number of inking, stamping off, and stamping the images to cover the area and make sure to flip the images to help with filling in the open areas.  Note that there will be overlap when stamping and that's OK.  This gives the stamped area some depth and texture.  The grouping of pine trees was inked with Mossy Meadow ink and stamped three times along the top of the ground near the right edge of the panel.  Note that the stamp was NOT reinked between stampings so you have three colors of pine trees:  The first stamping is in the middle, the second to the right of the first, and the third to the left of the first.

The "Thanks" image was stamped on a strip of Basic White cardstock using Poppy Parade ink.  The "friend" image was stamped next to the "Thanks" image using Pacific Point ink  The strip was die cut using the banner die from the Tasteful Labels dies.  Crushed Curry ink and a Blending Brush were used to apply ink to a narrow strip of Basic White cardstock.  A banner tail was cut into one end of the strip with Paper Snips and the strip adhered behind the die cut banner with the tail of the Crushed Curry strip extending beyond the left tail of the die cut banner.  The banner was adhered to the Basic White panel just above the tip of the tallest pine tree with the right end of the die cut extending beyond the right edge of the panel.  Paper Snips were used to cut off the end of the banner using the edge of the panel as a guide.

The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

Waterfront_EveryLittleKindness_Envelope

The narrow background strip images were placed on one stamp block, inked with Crumb Cake ink, stamped off on a piece of scrap paper, and then stamped at the lower left front corner of a Medium Basic White Envelope.  It will take a number of inking, stamping off, and stamping the images to cover the area and make sure to flip the images to help with filling in the open areas.  Note that there will be overlap when stamping and that's OK.  This gives the stamped area some depth and texture.  The grouping of pine trees was inked with Mossy Meadow ink and stamped three times along the top of the ground near the left edge of the envelope.  Note that the stamp was NOT reinked between stampings so you have three colors of pine trees:  The first stamping is in the middle, the second to the right of the first, and the third to the left of the first.

Stampin' Up! offers a number of stamp sets that can be used to create fun scenes.  Some of them are on the Retiring List:  High Tide, My Meadow, Sending Sunshine and Snow Front.  The great thing is that elements of each of these stamp sets can be used with the other scenery stamp sets or with single stamp images to create unique vignettes.  The possibilities are endless! 

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic White:  1-3/4" x 2-1/4", 3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 1" x 2", 1" x 2-1/2", 1/4" x 2-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Pacific Point:  4" x 5-1/4"; Poppy Parade:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Waterfront; Inks:  Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede; Stampin' Write Markers:  Brights (Pacific Point & Poppy Parade); Cardstock:  Basic White, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade; Tools:  Blending Pens, Blending Brushes, Tasteful Labels dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope

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