Happy Wednesday, my friends! This is another week that I start panicking because I have something I haven’t done – and then I realize I still have another day. Whew! We have a lot going on throughout the rest of February. It’s going to be busy, but very fun!

I was so excited to see so many “sea” sets in the Stampin’ Up!® January-June Mini Catalog. There’s Oceanfront, On the Horizon, Seas the Day, Let’s Set Sail, and, of course, the lovely Gentle Waves Background Stamp. So fun! I used the Oceanfront and On the Horizon Stamp Sets for today’s card.

Oceanfront, On the Horizon, Stampin' Up!

It’s so easy to create an ocean scene with the Oceanfront Stamp Set. First, I stamped the sand using Crumb Cake Ink, then the water in Coastal Cabana. I wasn’t totally thrilled with it, so I added a little Pool Party over the Coastal Cabana. The sky is Balmy Blue. I added some birds from the On the Horizon Stamp Set. The sea grass is stamped in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent Classic Ink.

For some sparkle on the water, I added a little Wink of Stella. It’s so easy to use. It’s a glitter brush, but it dries almost instantly and it doesn’t “shed” glitter. I don’t mind the shedding, but others who live in this house don’t care that much for it. I placed some Faux Sea Glass Shapes along the beach before I stamped the sentiment.

It seemed a little naked, so I wrapped some Linen Thread around the edge and tied it in a knot. Then I adhered the 3-3/4″ x 5″ Basic White stamped layer to a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock. I used it because it’s a little darker than Coastal Cabana and was a nice bridge between the water and sky. The card base is Basic White.

These stamp sets – as well as the others in the Mini and Annual Catalogs – are perfect for those of us who love being at the ocean. I’m looking forward to our next trip, and to sitting in the warm sun with a good book!

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

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Oceanfront, On the Horizon, Stampin' Up!

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.
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5 Responses to Oceanfront

  1. jackie says:

    Buffy, this is absolutely beautiful. Your colors, your grasses with the little rocks strewn about. Lovely


  2. I would love to be sitting or walking along this beach! Great colour combination


  3. Susan Horr says:

    This is beautiful and very calming and I am enjoying this view right at this minute! 🙂


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