waterfront vacation for the inking royalty blog hop

Waterfront Vacation for the Inking Royalty Blog Hopwaterfront vacation for the inking royalty blog hopWelcome to Inking Royalty’s August Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word, and this month our projects are centered around VACATION. While many are reminiscing about their summer vacations, others are looking forward to the long weekend just around the corner. We are excited to share our creations with you today. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop to the next person on the list.

I was eager to participate in the Inking Royalty Blog Hop fun, especially when I heard that the theme is VACATION! That word is music to my ears, and what better way to participate than to make a beachy scene with the ever-popular Waterfront stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

waterfront vacation for the inking royalty blog

Today’s card is simple – stamps, card stock and ink. It requires a good bit of stamping, and I wanted to use several bright and beachy colors. Most of my craft supplies are in storage through the world’s longest home remodel (!!), but I was able to find a few stamp pads, and then I remembered Paper Pumpkin – Stampin’ Spots to the rescue!! I decided not to add a sentiment to the card, and make this a note card. I plan to make three more of these to give as a gift set.

To make the card, I cut a 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ layer of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the little cabanas in Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, and Gorgeous Grape. The water is Seaside Spray, the stems of the palm trees are Soft Suede, and the fronds of the palm trees are Call Me Clover. I stamped the sun in Crushed Curry. There is also a stamp in this set for sand, but I decided to skip the sand for my vacation look. Once the stamping was complete, I adhered the layer to a 3 1/2″ x 5″ note card that I cut and and scored from… Coastal Cabana card stock, of course!

waterfront vacation for the inking royalty blog hop

For the inside of the card, I stamped a single cabana using Coastal Cabana ink on a 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ layer of Whisper White card stock, and adhered it to the inside of the card.

This stamp set is really fun, although it can be challenging because I work toward precision, and these stamps are a little abstract. I like this card with its happy colors, the beach look, and the not-quite-perfect placement of the stamps.

You could use fewer colors for an art-deco coastal vibe, and there are also stamps in this set for lakes, mountains, and pine tress. Here is a link to a previous post where I used this stamp with neutral colors for a fall card. That card was also for a blog hop.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to make this card. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.


Thank you for stopping by today and for hopping with us. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it! I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop, Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

Stamping regards,

Linda K, The Stamp Coach