Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration Sneak Peek Birthday Pelican for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Birthdays!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I’ve had a card floating in my head since I set eyes on the new Waves of Inspiration bundle – this is the new one that you’ll be able to pick up on 1 Mar – or right now if you join the team! – and so today I decided to get that idea on paper.  Take a look-see:

The quiet color palette is from the As You See It challenge this week.

And I also played along with the Just Add Ink challenge.

I started by putting a Basic White panel into my Stamparatus and then inking and stamping the cute pelican-on-a-piling image from Waves of Inspiration in Crumb Cake ink.  Being that this is a DistIINKtive stamp – I inked the stamp with the ink pad, then tap-tap-tapped it with a Crumb Cake-inked Sponge Dauber.  Before I pulled the panel out of the Stamparatus – I daubed more Crumb Cake ink onto the edges of the pilings on the stamp and stamped it again.  This just added a little more depth!

I saw a cute design idea from Sue Vine the other day – the hand-drawn frame.  She has a clever way to get it started!

I used a Stitched Rectangle Die as a sort of guide.  I placed the die onto the card front and then, using my fine-tip end of my Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Write Marker, I used the inside edge of the die to draw the first rectangle.  Then I free-handed a few more lines – mixing in a Soft Succulent Stampin’ Write Marker.  And I used the Soft Succulent Marker to add some jaggedy accents here and there.

Is it perfect?  Nope.  But…that actually is part of the look, at least it is for me.

Which is crafty code for…that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it! 😉

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Calypso Coral mat for the card front.

I tied a single-loop Linen Thread bow – that’s like a Double Loop bow – but…only go around four fingers four times – skip the second set of four loops around 2 fingers – and adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the Waves of Inspiration sentiment in Calypso Coral.  I cut it out with one of the label dies in the bundled Waves Die set.

I cut a 1/4″ strip of some Calypso Coral paper from the amazingly gorgeous Waves of the Ocean DSP (also coming on 1 March – yeah!!) and slipped it thru the slots on the die cut – using a little Liquid Glue on the back of the label to hold it in place.  Then I snipped banner ends with my Paper Snips.

I used double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the label over the card front and the Linen Thread Bow.

Because it just seemed like the right thing to do, I added a few Evening Evergreen seagulls from Waves of Inspiration here and there.

I stopped there.  I WANTED to add some of the wunnermus Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels but…MINIMALIST!!  YOU, though, when you make this card – go willy nilly with the Jewels!!  They’ll be available on 1 March but, like the DSP and the Blue Foils, are only going to be available while supplies last! 🙂

For the inside, I once again stamped the piling-perched-pelican in Crumb Cake, using my Stamparatus, in the corner of a Basic White panel.  Then I used the OUTSIDE of a larger Stitched Rectangle Die to start a frame – using both the Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Write Markers.  I also added some seagulls!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and into my Evening Evergreen card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the pelican – and a seagull! – plus some completely free-handed lines on the front…

…and more of the Waves of the Ocean DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love love LOVE this new Waves of the Ocean collection and am really excited for you all to be able to get it for yourselves!  The Waves of Inspiration stamp set and bundled Waves Dies will be available in the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog – but…the rest of the collection (coming on 1 March 2022) will only be available while supplies last.  Which ready on the 1st.  Or…you know.  Sign up to be a discount shopper (a Stampin’ Up demonstrator who isn’t interested in a business but is VERY interested in a 20-25% discount!) and…you can add them to your Starter Kit!  Or…buy it on your first order with your shiny new discount!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump back to Tara’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Karen’s been up to!

Karen Ksenzakovic
Jaimie Babarczy
Jillian Good
Tara Carpenter
Mary Deatherage – This is me and you are here!
Karen Finkle
Sue Prather
Leslie Larkin
Akiko Sudano
Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂






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Stampin' Up! Waves Of The Ocean

Each of the world’s wide and open oceans is brimming with beauty and wonder. Marvelous marine animals, miles of submerged mountain ranges, and unique underwater plants lie thousands of feet below Earth’s dry surface, encouraging exploration and awaiting discovery.

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

Promotion Details:

  • Waves Of The Ocean Product Collection available beginning March 1, 2022.
  • Ordering Deadline:  May 2, 2022; 11:50 PM (MT)
  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves Dies can be ordered separately, if desired.
  • The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:
    • Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
    • Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper
    • Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.  The Waves of the Ocean Collection can not be selected as a half price item.
  • Waves of the Ocean items can be added to a starter kit.  So if you want to get your hands on this product early, join now and add the items to your Starter Kit!

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  • There is an AWESOME joining promotion happening!  If you purchase the Starter Kit between January 4 and February 28, you’ll get to pick a TWO FREE stamp sets with your Starter Kit!!  All stamp sets except for host exclusive and Sale-a-bration stamp sets are can be picked as your free sets!!
  • When you purchase the Starter Kit for $99 + taxes (if applicable) before the end of Sale-a-bration, the kit ships for FREE and you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise and you’ll get TWO additional FREE stamp sets with your kit!  Yay!!  Two free stamp sets in addition to $125 in merchandise for $99, yes please!!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Calypso Coral Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock: Waves die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner)

Waves of the Ocean DSP: 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (strip thru sentiment label); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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36 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Waves of Inspiration Sneak Peek Birthday Pelican for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

  1. That’s awesome Mary!! The framing around your pelican is amazing, love the colors too! 🙂

  2. Love this!! The frame is perfect with this image! 😊

  3. This is so not you but I absolutely love it!

  4. Karen Ksenzakovic

    WOW!!! Awesome card Mary and I love that frame and the soft colors. Can’t wait to get my set, it was supposed to be here last week

    • stampsnlingers

      Yikes! Hope the big brown truck shows up SOON! 🙂 Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  5. Very pretty card, Mary. I struggle with minimalist cards but you made it look easy. I especially like the frame idea.

    • stampsnlingers

      They’re hard for me, too, for sure! Thank you so much, Leslie! 🙂

  6. Tara Carpenter

    Well you may have just pushed me over to get this set… I love this card! TFS

  7. Gerri K

    Mary, I LOVE this card! The pelican is the star of the card and I love that pelican.

  8. Lauranne Dulis

    Love that pelican on the posts! Love the WHOLE bundle!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Do you remember the Sail Away stamp set from a couple of years ago? There was a die with it that cut out a long, narrow piece of rope. It can, of course, be cut to a shorter length. I think that could be used to make a really neat frame around the pelican, too!

    • stampsnlingers

      Ohhh! Yes, I think it would! Great idea, Lauranne! I’m so happy that I was able to pre-order it – just one of the perks of being a demonstrator! 🙂

  9. Karen Lang

    Oh boy, do I ever like that free-hand frame for your pelican! Such a great design & nice looking card. I will have to give this a try! Thanks for all the chuckles, Finn fantasies, & card ideas!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Karen – so glad that you like what I’m putting out there! 🙂

  10. Pat C.

    So simple yet such a pretty card. I must try the technique you did with the frame!
    (I heard an owl vocalizing during the night. You would have loved it, Mary!)

    • stampsnlingers

      I WOULD have love that, for sure! Thank you, Pat! 🙂

  11. Susan K

    My first thought was- i don’t remember that cute outline! I love your hand drawn border inside and outside! It makes the card for me! Well, that and that beautific bow! Great card. TFS

  12. hcooper52

    I love this, Mary! You created that frame by hand!! Are you kidding??? It looks amazing! I’ve got to get that Waves of the Ocean suite! Thanks for using our colour challenge palette at As You See It Challenges!

    • stampsnlingers

      I did – thanks to Sue Vine giving me the idea (and the how-to!). Thanks so much! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  13. Jan Clothier

    The simple frame really makes this card. I love the way you’ve softened the colours into a neutral look. Thanks for joining us again at As You See It Challenge.

  14. Gorgeous card….I never read a whole blog post…BUT you drew me in and I sat here and read it all!! I absolutely love your free hand frame…what a great idea!! And your coloring is fantastic!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Deb – I am honored that you read the whole post! Appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  15. Love the simplicity of this card and your hand drawn frame is perfect!

  16. Joanne James

    I am loving the frame Mary – so artistic and a great way to frame your pelican! This card is beautifully clean and simple too – I think one of your best! Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge over at As You See It this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Awww – thank you so much for that, Joanne! I appreicate it very much! 🙂

  17. Heather Heroldt

    Beautiful, Mary! I have this suite on my desk right now, and have been wondering when I can tackle it! Such a gorgeous design – love your frame, and that perfect image! Really lovely! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much for those so-kind words, Heather! 🙂 Appreciate them – and you! 🙂

  18. Debbie Perry

    I love this simple design and I’m trying to visualize how you drew the frame. I’m not getting it. Any chance you would do a quick video to better explain it? I’m a visual person. 🙂

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