The Stamp Review Crew: High Tide Edition

Stamp Review Crew: High Tide Edition

It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: High Tide Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want. This week we are featuring the High Tide stamp set.  With its inspirational sentiments, this set quickly became a favorite of many stampers. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from my good friend, Mike Funke.  What can I say? His work is always exceptional. After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the incomparable Tanya Boser. She has such a creative eye. Enjoy this week’s hop!

The Stamp Review Crew:  High Tide Edition

Stamp Review Crew: High Tide Edition

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I almost dropped from this week’s hop.  I wasn’t feeling inspired.  I wasn’t feeling creative.  My mind was wandering – and it wandered to my son, Brady.  I have not seen Brady since he moved to Seattle last September, and of course, I miss him terribly.  My mind was flooded with memories, and one of those memories was how much he always loved my cards.  Some of my favorite cards were made for Brady, and he saved them all.  As I thought about those cards, I felt the inspiration returning. The creative juices were flowing.  I hope you enjoy the end result!  I know Brady will!

Stamp Review Crew: High Tide Edition

The Soft Sky and Dapper Denim ocean, which was stamped onto Whisper White, looks as if the wind is churning up whitecaps. Just a hint of sky was achieved by using an aqua painter and Soft Sky ink. If the Basic Gray birds look muted, it is because all of this was covered with a layer of vellum in order to mute the colors and to give the impression that what we are seeing is in the distance. The lighthouse was tucked on top, and only adhered at the base.

Stamp Review Crew: High Tide Edition

The sandy foreground was first stamped in Crumb Cake. I then took the smaller “sand” stamp and added Soft Suede accents.

Stamp Review Crew: High Tide Edition

Sections were popped up on dimensionals, with tufts of Always Artichoke grass tucked here and there. A few rhinestones add a touch of sparkle.

Stamp Review Crew: High Tide Edition

The sentiment was stamped in Basic Gray, Real Red and Crushed Curry.  I snipped out sections of the red and curry ones, and layered them onto the gray base. Once again, rhinestones were used as accents.

Stamp Review Crew: High Tide Edition

This card is winging its way to Washington.  If I know my son, it will adorn his desk at work.  And if I know my son, he will proudly be telling his co-workers, “My Mom made this!”

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  If would like to try your hand at creating your own High Tide card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Not only will online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) earn you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item, you will also receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.


Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now hop along to Tanya Boser to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.

Stamp Review Crew: High Tide Edition

Stamp Review Crew: High Tide Edition


Price: $110.00


  1. I bill you as the “Quean of Pearl” and look! Rhinestones! What’s that about! Beautifully done, of course!

  2. Gorgeous card! Love all your special touches. You are so inspiring. Brady will certainly love this card and brag to all that his super talented Mom made it.

  3. Ann this is such a gem of a card. I love that you found inspiration in your son’s love of your cards. I know this one will take pride of place on his desk! Lucky desk!

  4. Isn’t it funny how we find inspiration?! I am so glad you found yours, or we would have missed this gem!
    So many rich and beautiful details to this card! The vellum layer to soften and add depth is perfect. And your layers of sand, rhinestones, multicolor sentiment, and frame combine so well to create this gorgeous card! Brady will love it!

  5. Love this so much! The window is such a perfect touch!

  6. The details! All the little details!!! And you fussy cut the grass clumps – I hope your son knows how much you love him, LOL! Beautiful, as always, Ann. 🙂

  7. I love this window layout with the lighthouse tucked behind. Very creative! The clip is a great way to add the sentiment.

  8. Love the layers of sand and the details in your banner. Gorgeous card, Ann.

  9. Simply adorable, as always.

  10. Very nice card.

  11. Chris R. from Iowa

    Stunning! I especially like the vellum idea and that sand is so special. Then, the white caps really look, well, realistic! The library clip is such a fun and different touch, love it. Love the whole card, of course. Well done my friend and I am sure Brady will love it!

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