Stampin’ Up! Swan Lake Wherever You Go

I used the Stampin’ Up! Swan Lake stamp set to create a quick watercolored card to share with you today.

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My card design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #271.

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I started by adhering a panel from the Blooms & Bliss DSP pack to a panel of Mint Macaron card stock with SNAIL.  Then I adhered a smaller panel of the Blooms & Bliss DSP over the card front with SNAIL.

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I stamped the images of the swans from the Swan Lake stamp set in Basic Black Archival ink on a panel of watercolor paper.  I stamped the baby swans again on a Post-It Note and I snipped around the top of the image.  I placed the Post-It Note mask over the watercolor panel and then stamped the images for the cat tails over it in Basic Black Archival ink.  I added the sentiment to the panel as well.

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I used the Early Espresso, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie Watercolor Pencils to color the cat tails and swan beaks.  I ran my Aqua Painter quickly over the penciled areas to blend and then did a watercolor wash background in Mint Macaron and Island Indigo inks.  I let the panel dry completely and then adhered it with Fast Fuse Adhesive to the DSP.

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I wrapped a strand of Linen Thread around the card front and tied a knot and then adhered a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel next to the sentiment.  I adhered the layered panel to a Mint Macaron card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I stamped the swan images and sentiment from the Swan Lake stamp set on a Whisper White panel to finish the inside of the card.

You can see a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper – 3-7/8″x 5-1/8″ panel, 2-3/4″ x 3-7/8″ panel
  • Watercolor Paper – 2-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ panel

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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Swan Lake Wherever You Go

  1. This is such a beautiful and cute card Amy 🙂 I love the clean way you did your layers. Those babies following their mother are precious and really follow though with the inside sentiment, “may happiness follow”. Love it, just love it! 😉

  2. What a sweet card! I love the illustrations style of this set, and that sentiment is so unique! I can’t wait until mine arrives 🙂 I was just looking at that DSP stack last night, there are so many pretty patterns in it and you chose one of my favorites 🙂

  3. I love your softly colored image. That paper is a perfect choice for the background. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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