Sunday, June 5, 2022

Creation Station is Inspired by Water

Happy day to all who are visiting with us for our June Creation Station Blog Hop.  This hop is all about being inspired by water.  Each of us will interpret that theme however we choose.  I chose to feature the Let's Set Sail Stamp Set and Punch along with using a Water Painter to create cool effects.

You can see that this fancy folded style card includes lots of layers and and details.  One the card front I used both the Stripes and Splatters Embossing Folders from the combo pack.  Take a close look at the embossed stripes and you'll see I preinked the folder before running it through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine.  Then I painted the inked stripes with a Water Painter to blend and move the ink to make it more watery in appearance.  To go with the splatter folder I splattered Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle and additional subtle texture.

The inside of the card is jam packed with more stampin' goodness.  The center Basic White panel is stamped with the large background image from the Let's Set Sail Stamp Set from top to bottom.  I used Balmy Blue on the top third and Coastal Cabana on the bottom.  Next, I used a Water Painter filled with plain water to paint the entire piece.  This gave a realistic water look.

Once the piece was dry I stamped the boat shadow casting in the water and then glued the sailboats in place.  Last, I stamped the greeting in Bermuda Bay and the birds in Misty Moonlight.

Behind the folded back left side I glued the front panel carefully so I could create a tucked away gift card pocket.  If you know me you know I will add a pocket to just about any card.  I say if every pair of pants can have two, four, and even more pockets why can't cards have them.

Sharing our water inspired projects has been fun for us.  We all hope you are lovin' this hop.  Next along the hop is the INCREDIBLE Mikaela Titheridge at the Crafty Oink Pen.  Click over and be amazed.

I would love to help you create awesome hand made stamp projects. Shop with me and earn free class kits. Use my current host code DBHQ43RW for June and spend $75 before tax and shipping you'll be sent June's Technique Time! Stamp Class Kit for FREE. This class for June will feature the Tea Cup Bundle.


  1. I just love this fold and I adore your colour palette for this theme. Beautiful card x

  2. I love this! And it just gets better when the card is open!

  3. Love, love, love your card. Would you mind sharing the dimensions and the scored lines on the card itself?