Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew - Lilypad Lake

Welcome to the third Monday of the month... and the Stamp Review Crew's Lilypad Lake review. The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. Today we are featuring the ten piece red rubber Lilypad Lake stamp set. It is available this month in Wood Mount or Clear Mount, and will return next month as Cling Mount only. The coordinating eight piece Lakeside Framelits dies will also be returning in the new die style simply called Lakeside Dies.

If you landed here from Heidi's blog, RunningwScissors Stamper (awesome stuff!), she is number 4 of a total of seven participants this time. Follow the links to see all the ideas for this fun bundle!

I have two cards to share today. The first one is a sympathy card, and I colored the bird image like a Blue Heron. The feet were cut off to make it look like it is wading in shallow water. The water and shoreline were colored with Stampin' Blends, and the clouds were sponged with the new In Color Seaside Spray.

The wavy line die was used on the Coastal Cabana background to add some texture. I didn't think any embellishments were needed after it was assembled.

The second card is very CAS, letting the popped up sailboats and textures carry the card. The water and sailboats were colored with Stampin' Blends, as was the sun (after stamping in Mango Melody).

The Coastal Cabana strip was sponged with Bermuda Bay, then embossed with the retiring Seaside embossing folder. And the background was embossed with the Subtle folder which, thankfully, IS carrying over! It's like the Frank's Hot Sauce ad - I use that sh*t thing on everything!

Again, no embellishments needed, and since I didn't want to detract from the simple front with a greeting, it can be used for any occasion.

Thanks for stopping by today! Next in line is Stesha, over at Stampin' Hoot. I just love her style!

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  1. Fun cards, Cindy! Love how you used the die cut on the sides of the card and cutting off that bird's feet was a great idea to make it appear he's standing in the water. I love the way you colored everything too...on both cards!

  2. Oh those clouds! And oh how clever to make him wading ! And I feel the same about that embossing folder! Beautiful scenes!

  3. I love both of them! Cindy, how did you get the circles around the bird's legs?

    1. Thanks! I used a white pen and drew them on.

  4. Lovely color and texture on both! I love your no sentiment/no embellishment card -- not easy to pull off!


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