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 …

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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.

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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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