Throwback Thursday: High Tide

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a card made a while back using the stamp set “High Tide”.  I love going back into my stampin’ stash and using stamp sets I already have.  Better yet, I like to combine them with some of the new sets in the Occasions catalog. You’ll see what I mean tomorrow.

In the past couple years I have been on a few “lighthouse” hunts where I travel the coastline and stop for any lighthouses I can find … then explore them and if possible, take many pictures, so this card was inspired by those trips …


I began by stamping my lighthouse on the Watercolor paper and then stamped the land around the lighthouse in Sahara Sand, then the water… at that point I started coloring with the Watercolor Pencils.

I was on a bad part of the table and when I stamped the land around the lighthouse, I had a big void.  With the use of the Watercolor Pencils and the Aqua painter I filled everything in and now you can’t even tell!  Now I could have used my Stamparatus!

I then colored the water using the two blues; Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point.  The Pacific Point is the cardstock I used for my base.  Then with a light hand I applied the Melon Mambo and Pacific point (birds were already stamped) and blended the colors to create a subtle evening sky.

I finished off the card with the Real Red Watercolor Pencil to the lighthouse and stamped the grassy images around it with Old Olive ink.


Do you hear the beach calling your name? It sounds a lot like what you hear when these stamps are calling to you. Answer all the calls!  This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set… You can combine individual stamps to create the final image you want in the colors you want.

There are a total of 16 photopolymer stamps and the suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, h

I’m glad you checked out my blog today, and I appreciate you taking time out of your day to do that. I hope it inspires you to get out and stamp or check out some lighthouses! They are a part of our history. Here is the last one I explored: St. Augustine, Florida 

I believe this is one of the biggest ones I have seen so far! It was huge, I could not even climb to the top … what a magnificent sight!  I find lighthouses so inspiring.  

Stop back tomorrow as I combine the High Tide stamp set with one of our new stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog.  Can you guess which one it is?

Have a wonderful day ~




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