Waterfront Island Tutorial

Waterfront Island Tutorial

I was asked to create a video tutorial for the Waterfront Island card in this post. As it happens, Mike is also working on videos, and I think he has the tripod for the video recorder (aka “my phone”). I do want to start making videos; that’s been on my to do list for too many years. But until I get the hardware I need, here’s a tutorial with lots of photos of the steps (and stamps) needed to create the card.

Step 1:

Stamp the mountain/island image three times in Fresh Fig Classic Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock. I stamped it one time on the left, then inked again and stamped farther to the right. Without re-inking a third time, I stamped in the middle.

Step 2:
Next, stamp the water in Pacific Point, using the larger filler stamp. I stamped with the flat side down first.

Step 3:
Whith the pointed side up, continue stamping the water.

Step 4:
Turn the stamp around again, and finish filling in the bottom of the cardstock.

Step 5:
Add depth to the water by stamping  the z-image over the water. Use Island Indigo ink, and continue stamping until all the white areas are filled.

Step 6:
Use the splatter stamp to add sparkles to the water with Whisper White Craft Ink.

Step 7:
Fill in the sky with Soft Sky Classic Ink and an Aqua Painter. I squeezed a few drops of refill into the stamp case lid. Start at the horizon with the darkest color, then move up.


Step 8:
Let the card dry naturally, or use a heat tool to dry it quickly.  Then stamp the birds from High Tide in the sky using Basic Gray Archival Ink. Add the stamped panel to a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Island Indigo card base.  Add a sentiment (opt.)


To view the supply list, see the original postNote: The original post uses Whisper White Cardstock; in the tutorial, I used Shimmery White Cardstock. It’s a little easier to watercolor on Shimmery White.