Sunday, May 12, 2013

May Stamp of the Month Blog Tour - By the Tide

Hello friends! 
Welcome to my blog on this next leg of your oceanside adventure! 
You've just come from the talented Anne Matasci's blog - Maui Stamper. I'll bet she had some gorgeous ideas to share with this month's stamp set.

I have two ideas for you today, the first one came from a swap I received during the Fiji Incentive Trip. It has a unique fold on the inside and I just knew it would be perfect to use with these seaworthy stamp images. 
Here, take a look:

I used a color combination of Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Pool Party. The Designer Paper piece is from the Epic Day package and was perfect to tie all of these colors together. 
I used the Window Frames Framelits for the pop outs and the 1" Circle Punch helped me with the little tag. 

Now, for the fun part:

It's a fun diorama card! 
The Whisper White piece was scored at 2" from each side after the stamping was completed. I cut out the middle piece before adding the greeting to make sure it would be centered. Then, I simply folded the long white piece in half to create the pop-out. It's adhered with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue on each end to the inside of the card. 
I folded the greeting piece in half as well then glued it in to the center after lining it up with the card laid out flat. 

Here's a couple of other views:

I was really thrilled with how this card came out and really - it's very easy to construct! 

Here's my next card:

You may have already seen this one if you follow my Facebook page, but I created it for this blog hop before I left for Fiji. 
The technique is Watercolor Blocks and is achieved by using the Stampin' Write Markers to color on one of our Acrylic Blocks. Once you've done the coloring, spritz the block with a little water and then place it ink side down on a piece of Watercolor Paper. Let it soak in for a bit, maybe 30 seconds to a minute and remove the block.
It makes a gorgeous background for your stamped images. 

I used the color combo of Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla. The Vanilla background on the card front was embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder in the Big Shot and then I lightly sponged it with Crumb Cake ink. 
The final touches of Linen Thread and a Neutrals Button accented it perfectly for a seafaring card. 

I'm so glad you stopped by today to have a look at my By the Tide creations. To visit the next blog, simply click on the icon below. It will take you to Maria Pane's blog, Stampin' Fun with RiRi where I know she'll have some wonderful ideas for you!

Happy Mother's Day too for all the Moms out there! 


  1. The diorama card is really cool and I love the second card, Robin. Great work!

  2. I just LOVE these cards!!!

  3. Robin, these are gorgeous cards - love both the techniques. You nailed this stamp set!! Eastern advantage, I think...

  4. Really beautiful cards Robin! I especially love the diorama card. It's been ages since I've made one of those - thanks for the inspiration! :)

  5. Robin thanks for the tips on the diorama card. It's gorgeous and it looks like fun to make. I can see it being a real WOW card in a class. Can you tell me what size the actual card is. It looks square in the picture. I'm assuming that you could do this with any size card just adjust the height and length of the Whisper White piece. TFS.


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