Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons at High Tide

By Debbie Mageed, High Tide, Colorful Seasons, Beautiful You, Masculine, Stampin Up

Update! My card was chosen as an Artist Pick at Hand Stamped Sentiments

I have a fast post for you today. My dad is 87 years old and has had some health issues lately, which has made him feel a little down in the dumps. I got into my craft room to make a quick card to send him. It’s so hard to be far away, but I hope my calls and this card let him know just how much we love him.

It’s All in the Details

  • The card base is Mint Macaron cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″. I tried using Pool Party to match the ink, however, since I had stamped the sentiment and water stamps twice, Mint Macaron actually matched it much better. Who knew!?! It’s just one more reason that I will miss it being a current color in the SU color line-up.
  • I started stamping with the High Tide stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″. The lighthouse was stamped twice so that the second one could be popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons, a brand new stamp set in the upcoming annual catalog. Sahara Sand was used to sponge over the edges of the card front. After I was happy with the look, I layered it onto Watermelon Wonder cardstock and adhered the entire panel onto the card base.By Debbie Mageed, High Tide, Colorful Seasons, Beautiful You, Masculine, Stampin Up
  • Inside: The nautical theme was carried over to the inside. I decided to use the sentiment from Beautiful You and cut it out with retired Handpicked framelit dies. The seagulls were an afterthought so I stamped them with Sahara Sand and VersaMark then heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder. Next time, I will stamp them first and mask them.

Quick List of SU Products Used

  • Stamp Sets: High Tide, Colorful Seasons, Beautiful You
  • Paper: Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
  • Ink: Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Peekabo Peach, Sahara Sand, VersaMark
  • SU Tools: Handpicked Framelits, Clear Emboss Powder


I just found Hand Stamped Sentiments and wanted to play along with their color challenge. I would also like to submit it to SUO Challenges who are having a Mainly Masculine challenge. Please go check out these great challenge blogs and play along with me!


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  1. You always sell me on a stamp set by your use of birds! Now I must have High Tide because of those seagulls on the inside! (I like the inside best, LOL)

    What will masking the birds change? Would you add more? Let us know!

  2. Hi, Cindie! Thank you for your comment! I love this stamp set and really recommend it for anyone who loves the ocean and especially for masculine cards. Masking the seagulls would have been better because the ink and clear embossing powder doesn’t completely cover the ink of the water stamp. It’s not a big deal but masking it would have been looked nicer in my opinion. Give it a try!!

  3. Now part of my June 1st order! You enabler, you!

  4. Debbie, I LOVE this card! Love the rich shiney red of the lighthouse. You always do such nice work. And I’m like Cindie……I don’t know how many stamp sets I’ve bought because of cards you’ve made! :o)

  5. What a beautiful card and love your father was also the inspiration for the card. Cutting out the light house was a great idea. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  6. Dad will love this card, Debbie! The inside is just as wonderful as the front of the card. Off to pin both…. 🙂

  7. Love your card! You did a great job with the colors in creating your project. Thanks for joining us at HSS.


  8. Beautiful!!! These colors are gorgeous with this stamp set. What a wonderful layout too! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

  9. Debbie, this is fantastic! Love the use of the colors, the lighthouse image as well as your decorated inside (I tend to neglect the inside of my cards- so sad..)! I am sure your Dad will be thrilled to receive this card as well as I am sure he knows how much you care. Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges- hugs and I hope you have a blessed month!

  10. Cindee Wilkinson

    Really love your Light House card. Its stamped beautifully and the inside is like another card. Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge.

  11. So lovely, and one of my favourites for masculine cards too. Great project, and just perfect for our masculine challenge. So glad you joined the fun at SUO Challenges!!

  12. MaryAnne T. Haffner

    What a beautiful card! Love your color choices. This is one of my favorite sets. Thank you for sharing…your talents and joy of stamping are appreciated. Blessings…


  14. Beautiful creations. Reminds me of being home with my father on Lake Huron this summer.

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