Sunday, March 4, 2018

Stamp Review Crew: High Tide
Hello stamping friends, and welcome to another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring High Tide, which is a beautiful scene building stamp set. There are so many beautiful sentiments in this set, you could use those them with all kinds of other images. I have found myself drawn more to sentiments in the last couple of years, always looking for more great ones to add to my stash. Cuz I keep my stamps when they retire, for the most part. And I still use them!

For those who are new to the Stamp Review Crew, here is a little background. We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop features a single stamp set to give you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog, and you will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! And you can click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also.

If you are following along in order, you just arrived from Ann Schach's blog. Her projects are always so elegant!

For my first project, I really wanted to highlight the feel of this beautiful sentiment.
  • The lighthouse layers are heat embossed with different color embossing powder- first layer in clear and second layer in white. 
  • Then the background was watercolored over it. 
  • The sand/rock/beach image was stamped on the watercolored background, and then a wet paintbrush used to blend and soften the image so it would match the feel of the rest of the background. 
  • The same was done with the beam of light. 
  • Then the sentiment was Copper heat embossed overlapping the lighthouse. Meh, next I will not stamp partially on an embossed image like this.
And another angle. Must not waste a good photo!

 My next project is a dimensional card that folds flat for mailing. LOVE this style! I am still dreaming of a beach vacation, can you tell?

Here is the basic how-to for this card.
  • Start with a 4¼"x7" piece of cardstock, score on the long side at 1½" and 5½".
  • Cut a piece of cardstock to just to 4½" wide and several inches long, and score at ¼" and 4¼". Crease well. Apply Tear and Tape or Scor-Tape on the ¼" flaps. Then you can trim each tier down to whatever size you need and it is all ready to be adhered to the inside of the card.
  • Figure out the placement of your images, and adhere to the tiers. 
  • Open the cardbase up, and start adhering your tiers, the furthest back and tallest tier first. Line the outer edge of the flap up with the side crease and adhere (the tier will be face down while being adhered), then fold the tier in toward the center. Take the next tier and line the outer edge of the flap up with the edge of the back tier and adhere, then fold the tier in towards the center. Repeat this process until all tiers are adhere. Line the flaps from the other side up even with the bottom of the card, remove the adhesive backing, and fold the other side of the cardbase down over the flaps to adhere them all at once. 
  • Open it up and marvel at the adorable card you just made!
I love the dimension you get with this technique.

And how flat it folds for mailing! So many techniques require extra postage or special packaging.

And it fits in a standard A2 envelope.

And now, Nikki Spencer! I am sure she has come up with something mouthwatering!

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Bronwyn Eastley said...

Love the arty look of your first card and the fancy fold of the second. Two great projects, Tanya.

Heidi Baks said...

The watercolor card is so beautiful. How fun is that 3-D card?! Great ideas!

Cindy said...

How do you come up with all these ideas?! Love the arty feel of the first feels like it belongs in a frame on the wall! And the second card just knocks my socks off. What a fun surprise for the card recipient!

Mitosu Crafts said...

Two of my favourite things, watercolour and fancy fold. Love both of your projects Tanya!

nwilliams6 said...

Love your bg on this!!! Fabulous card with a super great inside! So well done. I am definitely pulling out this set this weekend!!!

Lou said...

Oh Tanya! 2 stunners! Love how you gave your first a painterly quality and the second card fold is fabulous.

Mike said...

Love 3D cards! And this one is so clever! And it even stands by itself! Great!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh, Tanya! I LOVE the first card. The background is stunning. Of course, the second card is so clever! What a plus that it folds flat!!!


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