Stampin’ Up! Lilypad Lake Sneak Peak for the Stamp Ink Paper #147

Good morning, y’all!  Tuesday again, so it’s time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge for you to play along with this week!

I decided to use a new-to-me set and give you a little sneak peek of the Lilypad Lake stamp set and bundled Lakeside Framelits.  I love this stamp set – the sentiments are perfect – and really really right for me during this particular time.  Take a look-see:

Our Stamp Ink Paper challenge #147 is a technique challenge…

I borrowed a layout for the card from The Paper Players.

And my color scheme is from the Sunday Stamps color challenge this week.

I started with a Very Vanilla panel and used sticky notes to mask off the two sides – I made the open center area the same size as the waves die from the Lakeside Framelits set.  Then, using wedges of Stampin’ Sponge, I sponged the top in Night of Navy, the center with Tranquil Tide and the bottom with Crumb Cake.  Sky – pond – shore.  See?

I pulled off the masks and ran the panel thru the Big Shot with the waves die in place – then I moved the die up and did it again.

I cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and adhered it to a Tranquil Tide mat with Liquid Glue.  Then, using Foam Adhesive Strips, I popped the sponged and die cut panel onto the mat.  I used strips all along all four edges of the panel – and also immediately above and below my die cut.

I used some Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon across the card front.  The sentiment, from Lilypad Lake, is stamped in Tranquil Tide on Vellum card stock and cut with the larger banner die in the Lakeside Framelits.  I used two Glue Dots under the left side of the banner to adhere it to the Burlap Ribbon (under where I knew I’d be putting my shore bird).

I stamped the bird in Night of Navy on Very Vanilla and colored him  – using an older Wink of Stella Glitter Brush as my “paint” brush – in Night of Navy.  Then I cut him with the matching die from Lakeside Framelits.  I used some pieces of Stampin’ Dimensional and Liquid Glue to adhere the bird at the end of the sentiment.

I cut several grass dies from Tranquil Tide (these I brushed with Clear Wink of Stella) and Crumb Cake card stock and used Liquid Glue to tuck them into the “waves” and stick them on.  I added a single Share What You Love Artisan Pearl – and used my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to hand-draw some birds in the sky.  And the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Lilypad Lake sentiment to a Very Vanilla panel using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align it and get it where I wanted.  Y’all – the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig is retiring – but I know I’ll still be using mine.  I urge you to get you one right now if you don’t have it already!  It’s an awesome tool!  I stamped the lilypad image in Tranquil Tide to the bottom of the panel and used my Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush to color the leaves in Tranquil Tide and the flowers in Grapefruit Grove (avail 1 May).

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Lilypad Lake image on the front…

…and also on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Love love love this Lilypad Lake stamp set.  “Be Calm and Leave it to God”.  Perfect, yes?  And the lovely dies in the bundled Lakeside Framelits helps to cut everything out and make lovely and serene waterside scenes.  I hope you like – and have added this bundle to your must-have list for the arrival of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog in June! 🙂



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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Lakeside Framelits die cut grasses

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Lakeside Framelits die cut bird

Crumb Cake Card Stock: Lakeside Framelits die cut grasses

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (under the waves die cut)

Vellum Card Stock:  sentiment banner

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Finn Fan Fix

More glimpses of “Finn” on Monday!


“Can you walk the log?”  Fully expecting the “have you grown a second head” look….instead…

He hopped right up and walked it!

And – one of his weirder little habits – he made a beeline for the job-box this morning!

And – y’all!  I got a glimpse of “the lips” – I was guarding my yoghurt and he was trying to convince me that he needed it! “I almost died, you know!”  And he gave me a quick look at the lips.

Progress in baby steps is still, in fact, progress!!





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36 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Lilypad Lake Sneak Peak for the Stamp Ink Paper #147

  1. What a beautiful card Mary! The sponged background is perfect and so are the colors. So glad that “Finn” is slowly returning…he’ll be back up to full speed soon! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Amy! And yes – he’s doing really well! 🙂

  2. Terry Lynn Bright

    So happy for you and Finn that he is making progress. Thank you God! Hugs, TL

  3. baby steps, giant leaps, who cares? Progress is progress! Wooo-Hooo!!
    Beautiful card! Love the sentiments. And the bird, which by the way is a wading bird, not a shore bird. 🙂
    Just thought you’d want to know. Very creative to use the die the way you did, and put the shmmery paper behind. Cool.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Julie – it’s a fun set! 🙂 And the wading bird is on shore for the moment, so… 😉

  4. Patricia

    Love your card Mary. It is so calming just looking at it & the sentiments are perfect. So glad that Finn is getting better each day! Time is so healing!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Patricia – I thought it was just perfect for this week! 🙂

  5. Elisha

    Beautiful, beautiful card! That little lily pad is so sweet. Very glad you continue to see progress! Still praying 👍

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – keep ’em coming, Elisha! We’ve got some road to travel yet! Thanks, my friend! 🙂

  6. Kate

    Progress, indeed!!! Couldn’t be happier or more relieved.

  7. Beautiful card! So tranquil! I think this set is a ‘must have’! So glad Finn is doing well! Sounds very much like he’s getting back to his old ‘Finniness’! I’m very happy for both of you, continued success I’m sure!

    • stampsnlingers

      He really is working his way back! Thank you so much, Sue! 🙂

  8. Robbie Miller

    Happy you and Finn are recovering … praying this will just be another bump in the road very soon 🙂 !
    Beautiful card, too … love the color combo !


    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – it can go back to normal just any time now! Thanks much, Robbie! 🙂

  9. Pat

    I’m so happy that Finn is progressing daily! I know it makes his mama breathe easier.
    I love the masking and sponging on this card. Looks like a great bundle that would work well with a few other SU stamp sets.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – there’s lots of ways to combine with this one, I think! Thanks, Pat – and yes, I’m breathing much easier these days! 🙂

  10. Sharon

    Beautiful card, Mary. And so happy to see Finn’s baby steps are getting bigger and better!

  11. Heather Heroldt

    What a pretty card – so fun to see goodies in store for us, lol. Love your use of our colors for it – perfect! Congrats to Finn, too – yay! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a wonderful wonderful catalog, Heather – you’re going to love it! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  12. Kathy Fennell

    Beautiful card Mary and very spot on. I have a family member who this card would be perfect for. Hip hip hooray for Finn, patience is a virtue! Puts a smile on my face 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Kathy – it’s a great sentiment, isn’t it? 🙂

  13. janclothier

    Such a lovely card from a gorgeous new set. Your sponged background is perfect for this card and you’ve made a fabulous job of the water. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Jan – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  14. karren Olaveson

    Hi Mary,
    So happy to hear that little Finn is improving each day. Your cards are always so lovely, Mary. This one is such a pretty set, and your card is beautiful. Lots of good vibes being sent, and a big hug for you, too.
    Hug little Finn for me.
    Take good care,

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much for the hugs, Karren! I’ll be sure to pass Finn’s on to him (it might not surprise you to know I hug him a LOT!!). I do like the Lilypad Lake set, for sure! 🙂

  15. Oh my goodness your card is just gorgeous!!! I’m so excited about this stamp set and I’m so thankful to you for letting us know it will be available as a bundle in June. I almost ordered it today, but now I will try and be patient for June. Thank you ♥

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes, ma’am! Hang tight for the bundle!! Thank you very much for the kind words, PJ! 🙂

  16. sandym

    What a beautiful scene you’ve created, Mary. I love the background detail and tufts of grass. Glad to hear your pup is doing better, too. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much for the kind thoughts and for coming by, Sandy! 🙂

  17. Oh dear I love your scene
    that Grass DiE is to die for
    adorable card
    many thanks to joining us at Sunday Stamps this time
    Monika (DT)

    • I will be thrilled if you like to visiting my DT card you will see eye candy I promise…the image is cute 🙂

      • stampsnlingers

        Thanks, Monika! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – appreciate you stopping by, Monika! 🙂

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