Have you seen the free waterlily stamp set, dies and Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure? I must admit have the paper but haven’t got my hands on the stamp set or dies. Yet. But what I do have is the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set and coordinating Lakeside Dies that are in the Annual Catalogue. These have been around for a year or two and I haven’t used them in a while. So when I saw the Lily Impressions DSP I knew I had a smaller lily stamp that would be perfect.
LILY IMPRESSIONS PAPER
I began today’s project by cutting a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the Lily Impressions DSP for my background. Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to mount it onto some Bermuda Bay Card. With more liquid glue I then attached it to a Thick Whisper White Card base.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip of the paper and glued that to the right-hand edge of a layer of Whisper White Card. Then I added it to the inside of the card base.
Finally I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the Lily Impressions DSP and glued it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed it to shape with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
TIP – with a design that has a definite direction like the waterlilies, make sure it’s in the right direction before you cut!
HERON AND WATERLILY
Now the DSP was done it was time to get to work on the heron and waterlily images from the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set.
Using Basic Gray ink I stamped the images onto Whisper White Card then coloured them in using Stampin’ Blends. The heron was very simply done with light Smoky Slate, then I went over some areas with the same marker to make it slightly darker. For the waterlily image I used the light and dark combos in Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green.
Once the images were done I used Basic Gray ink to stamp the sentiment on Whisper White Card. Then it was time to cut everything out with the coordinating Lakeside Dies.
With all the pieces cut I sat down to decide exactly where to place my die-cut pieces. But no matter what I did I had an issue with the heron’s feet, he seemed to be walking on the water! So I made an executive decision and glued him at the bottom of the card with his feet hanging off. Then I amputated his feet with my Paper Snips.
I also decided to trim a little off the bottom edge of the waterlily image before adding that to the card base. In hindsight I wonder if I should have trimmed the waterlily a little more…
Anyway, that just left the sentiment, but it seemed to fade into the white background. What to do? A coloured card mat didn’t look right so instead I cut some Vellum Cardstock. Using liquid glue I mounted the sentiment onto the vellum then added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally my card was complete.
I love the combination of the Lily Impressions DSP with the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set. I think I may have to get some more of that free paper before stocks run out.
Here’s some of my earlier blog posts featuring the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set.
SALE-A-BRATION – The Lily Impressions 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper pack is only available as a free choice from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. To get this item you need to order $60 of Stampin’ Up! products (before shipping and taxes). Then when prompted at check out add the DSP to your order for free. In fact you only have to order the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set and Lakeside Dies you’ll automatically qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration item. So buy the stamp set and dies and get the Lily Impressions DSP for free. How perfect is that!