New May Tutorial and Hop

New May Tutorial and Hop


May Tutorial, Stampin' Up!, Waterfront


It’s time for another great blog hop by the Tutorial Design Team. This month I’m excited to share a card using the stamp set Waterfront, the set I used for my portion of the tutorial this month.

The May tutorial is packed with beautiful projects using products that are current and you will find in the new catalog.  In other words, this tutorial will be a great reference to use for many many months. Check out the sneak peek below!!

May Tutorial, Stampin' Up!, Waterfront


Waterfront Stamp Set

This month I chose to use the Waterfront stamp set for my tutorial.  I’ve had this set sitting in my big pile of stamps to use and I loved how this set looked from the start. The watercolor look was the first attraction followed by the many waterfront scenes that you can make.

For today’s card, I decided to pair this stamp set with another favorite, High Tide.

May Tutorial, Stampin' Up!, Waterfront


I added the High Tide set for two small elements on this card.  I wanted to add a few birdies at the top of the card and also for a little sea grass along the palm trees.


Tips & Tricks 

May Tutorial, Stampin' Up!, Waterfront


  • When stamping the water background I used Pool Party and Bermuda Bay inks.  I stamped each image, then stamped off once then stamped onto the Whisper White.
  • I stamped the sand using Sahara Sand, stamped off once then onto Whisper White.
  • To create the sunset, I masked off the sand image, stamped the sun using Tangerine Tango ink.  I stamped this a few times to create a darker image.  As well, I used my Aqua Painter with Daffodil Delight ink in the center to give the sun a little more effect.
  • I added the tiny sequins across the water and sand for the look of seashells. Lastly, I added two of my favorite things, a small piece of a doily along with Linen Thread.
  • The layers of paper under the focal image is a piece of Vellum, and designer series paper.  I love how Vellum softens any look.

May Tutorial, Stampin' Up!, Waterfront


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May Tutorial, Stampin' Up!, Waterfront

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  1. What a gorgeous card, makes me wish that I was sitting there on a chair with a drink in my hand, LOL Hope all is well.

  2. Kimberly – it’s been a long time . . . Miss your creativity and passion in the larger universe of crafting.

  3. I’m like the others above, just hoping everything is okay with you and your family. It feels like a light is missing in the stamping community without your blog posts! I pray for you and your family and hope to see your beautiful creations soon! Maria

  4. Kimberly, just to let you know you are being thought of. Miss seeing your gorgeous creations. Hope everything is ok.

  5. Hi Kimberly! Been wanting to contact you to reach out and see if everything is okay. I miss (BIG TIME) all your creative post and your wonderful video’s. The papercrafting world misses you. Hope you are back soon.

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