Waves of Inspiration – Happy Birthday

Welcome to the new week!  I am playing with the new stamp set, Waves of Inspiration.  This stamp set and the coordinating suite of products is available now and is a sneak peek of what will be available in the new Annual Catalog.

There are several CAS (Clean and Simple) challenges that I have been mulling about.  Happy Little Stampers (March) to add water and Less is More (#460) to add some bling.  Over at Seize the Birthday (#233) they are looking for an ocean creature.  So, I chose the sketch from Sunday Stamps (#278) to bring it all together.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.
  • Card Front: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock.
  • Part (1) Circle and Shape # 1 (Water) per the sketch
    • Using the Layering Circle Dies and Copy Paper, I created a Mask with (2⅞”) circle die.
    • The Mask was positioned and secured over the cardstock.
    • Using a Blending Brush, Balmy Blue ink was added to the circle opening.
    • The Wave image from the stamp set was added with Night of Navy ink.
  • Part (2)
    • Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig Positioning Tool, the Wave image was restamped onto the plastic sheet.
    • The Stamp-a-ma-jig Wave image was positioned slightly lower and to the left of the original stamped Wave.
    • The Wave image was then restamped with Versamark ink.  The Mask was removed and the image was heat-set with Silver Embossing Powder.
  • Part (3)
    • The sentiment, Happy Birthday, was also stamped in Versamark and then again in Night of Navy ink and heat-set with Clear Embossing Powder (Clear Color Embossing Technique).
  • Part (4) Shape # 2 (Crab Sea Shell) per the sketch.
    • The Sea Shell image from the retired By the Tide stamp set was selected for the Ocean Creature – a Crab.
    • Light Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends, were scribbled on a scrap of Basic White cardstock.
    • The Sea Shell image was stamped in Versamark and stamped over the colored scribble and then heat-set with Gold Embossing Powder.
    • The Sea Shell image was Fussy Cut with Paper Snips.

The completed card front was adhered to the card base.  The Sea Shell was popped up with Dimensionals and Basic Rhinestone Jewels were added for bling.  Two new blue Wave stones, one silver stone and three Champagne stones.

Just Stamps, Ink and Paper with a bit of bling, how simple…

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

8 thoughts on “Waves of Inspiration – Happy Birthday

  1. WOW, Jolanda! Love this! What a great way to tame the many6 amazing elements in this suite, and how perfectly CAS this is to boot! Love that you added this shell to the mix, too – stunning! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!


  2. Wow! I LOVE that wave. So, so cool!!! This is gorgeous Jolanda! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the HLS Die challenge blog!


  3. Lovely. I really like the sand swirl and you did a nice job of keeping his clean and simple. thanks for sharing this over at Less is More. Keep in mind that we only allow a max of 4 challenges in order to be considered for showcasing and/or prizes.


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