Hello and welcome! Seeka here and today I'm sharing two cards featuring the Barrel Waves HeroScape stamp set and coordinating dies (also available as a combo). With just a simple swap of colors, it's easy to change up this fun scene to fit any mood or time of day!
For my first card, a daytime scene, I began by placing the large wave layer stamp into a stamp positioning tool. I inked the entire stamp in Tide Pool Shadow Ink and stamped onto a 4.25" x 5.5" panel of Dove White cardstock. Then, to create the effect of darker water towards the bottom of the panel, I inked just the bottom portion of the stamp in Summer Sky Bold Ink and used a rag to dab at and soften the harsh edge of ink before stamping down onto the panel again.
Next, I positioned the second layer of the wave in the stamp positioning tool and inked up the entire stamp with Aquatic Bold Ink. I stamped down over the first layer and then used the coordinating die to cut out the image.
I created simple clouds by using the two cloud dies in the coordinating die set to cut three clouds out of white cardstock.
To assemble the card, I used foam tape to adhere the wave and clouds onto the sky background, and then I adhered the card front to a top-folding card base.
My second card features the same elements but uses additional colors to create a dusk scene.
I used the same partial-inking technique to stamp the first layer of the wave, this time using Tangerine Bold Ink to ink up just the very top edge of the wave and again using a rag to dab up any stray ink before stamping down onto my cardstock panel. Then, I inked up the bottom portion of the same layer with Tide Pool and stamped again.
For the second layer, I inked the entire stamp using Summer Sky and stamped down onto the panel. Then I selectively inked up the bottom left and right corners with Aquatic ink, using the rag to soften any harsh links of ink, and stamped down again. I stamped the surfer in Onyx Pigment Ink and then used the coordinating die to cut out the image.
To create the background, I used foam blending tools to blend Fruit Punch, Creamsicle, and Lemon Drop Reactive Inks onto a 4.25" x 5.5" panel of bristol smooth cardstock. I blended the colors where they overlapped using small circular motions and then switched to a light tamping motion to fine tune the blending. Then, I stamped the sentiment in Onyx Pigment Ink.
While the background was drying, I cut out four clouds from bristol smooth cardstock and used the same blending tools to add a bit of red and orange ink to the bottom of the clouds. To keep the color soft and light, I didn't re-ink the blending tools; I just used whatever link was left from blending the background.
To assemble the card, I used glue dots to adhere two clouds to the background and then used foam tape to adhere the two remaining clouds. I trimmed off the ends of the clouds that hung off the background. Next, I adhered the wave with foam tape and finished off by adhere the card front to a top-folding card base.
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