Waterfront with 2 Techniques, Plus Paper Share Info!

Hi Stamping Friends!
Everytime I see a new card featuring the Waterfront stamp set, I love it more and more!  It truly is a must-have set for your collection for masculine, sympathy and thinking of you style cards!   
Today, I'm sharing a couple of swap cards I received from our Too Cool Team swap with the theme of "Cool Techniques."  Ooohhh…could I love this stamp set any more than I already do?  YES!!!  Yes, I can…and you will, too!
But first…the 2019 Holiday Catalog items will be available beginning September 4. I have details below for my annual Holiday Catalog Paper Share!  Plus, if you want a copy of the Holiday Catalog, you need to Opt-In and request it. Get details for both below…

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Introducing The 2019 Holiday Catalog Paper Share

Stampin' Up! has a phenomenal selection of fall & holiday Designers Series Papers available beginning on September 4, 2019. Get your hands on ALL of the beautiful designs with my 2019 Holiday Catalog Paper Share!

Discover Your Favorite Papers?  As you plan your fall & holiday projects, it's not always easy to tell which paper is going to best fit your needs simply by looking at the swatches in the Holiday Catalog or online.  It helps to see the pretty patterns and feel the textures in person!  The Holiday Catalog Paper Share allows you to sample ALL of the new patterns to help find the perfect papers for your seasonal projects! 

Too Cool Paper Share To The Rescue! I'll be gathering groups of eight people to split the cost of the papers and enjoy the full selection of Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper patterns right away, at an affordable price! 

Variety & Value!  If you were to purchase each Holiday DSP pack yourself, it would cost more than $150 with tax & shipping!  With the Holiday Catalog Paper Share, you'll get one 6×6" piece of every pattern for only $26, plus shipping if needed.  It's the perfect way to discover your favorites, then order more of the styles you love later on! 

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CASEd from Tami White at Stamp with Tami.

Waterfront Distressed Metal Birthday Card
Peggy Tassler CASEd this gorgeous card, originally created by Tami White, featuring the Distressed Metal technique.  It's absolutely STUNNING in person and much easier to create than you might think.  
Background Basics—Peggy started with a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Copper Foil.  She used the StazOn Jet Black ink pad to distress the copper by dragging the ink pad lightly over the top. She dragged it in the same direction and covered the entire piece.  The hard you press, the more black ink you'll drag.  You must use StazOn because it is a permanent ink that will dry nicely on the smooth foil surface.
Next, she used a nail file (you could use light sanding paper) to lightly distress the copper, rubbing it in the same direction as the ink.  
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Sweet Sentiment—Peggy stamped the Well Said sentiment in StazOn ink.  You can really see the distressing in this photo—Too Cool!  She mounted it onto a Basic Black card base.
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Photograph Focal Point Step-By-Step

The focal point of this card is also ultra-cool. Peggy created it to look like a black & white photo!  Starting with a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, she began by stamping the Waterfront images in Memento Black ink…

  • Stamp the mountain image across the piece.
  • Stamp the trees images on either side of the mountain.
  • To make the reflection, stamp the trees upside-down with stamped-off ink.
  • Stamp the land image several times to fill up the center.
  • Stamp the mountain image upside-down, stamped-off once to create the final reflection.

To finish, she embossed the piece with the Subtle embossing folder. Then, she covered the whole piece with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder for the cool, glossy, textured finish.  It's matted onto a 3-5/8" x 3-5/8" piece of Basic Black, then adhered to the card front with Multipurpose Glue.  She added a small Copper Trim knot up in the corner with a Glue Dot.

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Waterfront Water Spritzed Birthday Card
Amy VanHuisen also created a cool technique card for our swap using the Water Spritz technique. The abstract images work well with this cool, faux watercolor technique!
Background Basics—Amy started by stamping the large Birch background image in Crumb Cake ink onto a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White. She then texture embossed the background with the Woodlands embossing folder and mounted it onto a Crumb Cake card base.  She also added a Mossy Meadow Stitched Rectangle die-cut, measuring approximately 2-1/2" across, popped up with Dimensionals to create a foundation for her focal point.
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Watercolor Spritzing—Amy stamped onto a Whisper White Stitched Rectangle die-cut, measuring about 3-1/2" wide.  First, she inked up the Waterfront Mountains with Blueberry Bushel ink, then spritzed them lightly with the Color Spritzer bottle before stamping.  She added the land in Pear Pizzazz, a lake in Balmy Blue and the trees in Mossy Meadow, spritzing before stamping each time. She added a little shimmer to the lake with the Wink of Stella brush.

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Finishing Touches—Amy stamped the Seaside Notions greeting in Mossy Meadow before adhering the panel to the card front with a combination of SNAIL and Dimensionals to keep it on the same level as the Mossy Meadow panel.  She finished with a Linen Thread bow attached with a Glue Dot.

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Have You Ever Tried Either of These Techniques?

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