Stamp-Off Friday – Lovely Swans

Stamp-Off Friday Lovely Swans

It’s Stamp-Off Friday, and this week, we have a color challenge.

How fun is this color combination? I knew when I saw it that I wanted to use Swan Lake and High Tide together. And then I decided to throw in a few trees from Lovely as a Tree.

When I bought Lovely as a Tree many, many, many years ago, Stampin’ Up! only had wood-mount stamps in clam shell cases, not the snazzy new cases we have now. All my stamps except Lovely as a Tree and Teeny Tiny Wishes (also wood-mount in a clam shell case) are together on a shelf, but the other two are in a different spot. I forget about them sometimes, but I thought the evergreen would make a fun background for this card.

Swan Lake, Lovely as a Tree, High Tide

I got a little carried away with the water, but I like the way the card turned out. I stamped the trees first in Smoky Slate, then in Wild Wasabi. Then I stamped ground using a stamp from High Tide in Crumb Cake ink. Finally, I added water in Island Indigo, plus a little Pool Party and more Wild Wasabi.

To fill in some of the white spaces, I sponged Pool Party over the lake and Marina Mist in the sky. I decided the swans needed to be a little more defined, so I stamped the babies in Basic Black on So Saffron cardstock, and the larger swan in Basic Black on Whisper White. Since I like to fussy cut, I cut them all out and added them to the lake with Stampin’ Dimensionals after coloring their bills with a Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker.

I showed it to Amelia, and she wants it for her babcia (her mommy’s mom). I’ll add a Happy Mother’s Day banner later.

Check out what Susan and Jackie have done with this challenge. I know they will both have something amazing.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

Product List

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
This entry was posted in High Tide, Lovely as a Tree, Swan Lake and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Stamp-Off Friday – Lovely Swans

  1. Susan Horr says:

    This card is a work of art. It is frame-worthy! Nice job!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. buffycooper says:

    Awww. Thanks, Susan. You’re too kind!


  3. Jackie says:

    Oh Buffy, I love this card. Brilliant to use Lovely as a Tree with this set! That is what is missing with the swan. Wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mom says:

    Great card full of clever ideas! This combination of Love as a Tree with a lake scene in just the right colors is restful and inspiring. I don’t CASE much anymore, but this one has me thinking about it!!!!! Babcia will absolutely love it! Amelia is so wise for her “years”!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Beth Jones says:

    Very clever to combine these two stamp sets. This makes a lovely and timely card!


  6. debsmart says:

    Such a lovely scene – and I didn’t even have to leave my house 🙂 Great combination of stamps you chose for this card, Buffy

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.