Simon Says Stamp | Waves Builder 2 Ways. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Waves Builder 2 Ways. Video

Hello, crafters. Welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video!

We are okay. We are located in the Western Ukraine. We continue to volunteer and help Ukrainian army in any way we can. You can read more about our efforts on the new blog – freeukraine2022.wordpress.com.

In this video, I’m sharing a different look at the Waves Builder stamp set from Simon. I am a big fan of all things abstract and abstract stamps are some of the most used in my craft room. Lately, I’ve been playing with the Waves Builder Cling Background and I think it is a genius stamp because it can be used for several different looks.

Simon Says Stamp | Waves Builder 2 Ways. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD DETAILS

Each wave here is separate allowing you to stamp it in a different color of ink. This background is called Waves Builder and obviously, it was designed to create beautiful colorful waves. But just because it is called Waves Builder doesn’t mean it can’t be used as a builder for something else. You can use the waves to stamp hills and fields for your cards.

First, I stamped the waves as intended, meaning I left a gap between the sections. When you line up the individual sections of this stamp and stamp them you end up having a small gap between each section. I quite like that gap, it adds interest and helps separate the individual waves.

Simon Says Stamp | Waves Builder 2 Ways. Video

For my first background, I stamped the sections in various shades of green using Simon’s Positively Saturated ink in colors Field, Pearfection, Limelicious, Sprout, and Celery. There are more sections, enough to cover an A2 card front, but I need to leave room at the top for sun.

Another way to use this stamp is to stamp sections without the white gaps. This takes a little bit more work as you have to pay more attention to aligning the section – I placed the section in my MISTI and slide it down a bit to make sure it would touch or even overlap the section below it.

Simon Says Stamp | Waves Builder 2 Ways. Video

I added a yellow wave, it resembles a hill with blooming flowers, lets’s say those are daffodils or tulips. And I also added a light blue wave, meant to resemble a river or even a lake in my landscape stamping. So even though this stamp set is designed for creating pretty waves, it can be used for so much more, especially if you are into anything abstract.

Having finished stamping, I trimmed these panels to 3 1/2″ by 4 3/4”.

To create a sun I used the Slimline Scene Builder stencil and ink blended the sun in Sunbeam ink, concentrating ink in the center. The second panel needed a bit of masking, as I wanted to have the sun lower on the horizon line and nearly setting. So I stamped that top wave on a piece of masking paper and fussy cut the mask to be able to ink blend the sun partially on this background. I used the same Sunbeam ink for the sun and also added a bit darker yellow using the Citrine ink on the horizon line. This gave me an absolutely beautiful sun.

Simon Says Stamp | Waves Builder 2 Ways. Video

With abstract backgrounds like this, you can do any sentiment you want. I stamped a simple Hello, Sending You a Hug on one background, and Miss You on the other background. I had to cut the Miss You stamp apart as it was too long for this background and I wanted it to be a two-line sentiment here.

Simon Says Stamp | Waves Builder 2 Ways. Video

If you want, you can also add some subtle stamping to the background. I love to stamp birds flying in the sky, especially overlapping the sun. You can also stamp clouds and other elements. I foam mounted the panels onto A2 white side folding card bases and finished my cards by adding a few silver gems.

Simon Says Stamp | Waves Builder 2 Ways. Video

I hope you’ll give this idea a try! Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

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9 Comments

    1. You are so creative! I love your ideas!
      I pray you and Oles stay safe. I hope the rest of the world gets behind Ukraine and help to end the terrible war and rebuild your country.

    1. Simple, but with a great visual punch. Love them both, Yana. Thank you for taking the time to inspire us, even when your world is so scary. Praying for your continued safety and an end to this insanity.

    1. Yana, these cards are so full of life and strength and positive, healing energy. ☀️ They remind me of your beautiful photo of Ukraine with the field of sunflowers. It’s this positive spirit and bold strength that your country continues to show. You continue to inspire us just as your country and your army and your president does. You are in my thoughts and my heart. Sending you even more strength and hope!

    1. Fantastic cards, Yana!! Love you and your cards!! I’m sure it can’t be easy to stay positive, but try to keep doing so. We’re with you in spirit and praying for you daily. Love how you’ve used this stamp as well as your end results for both cards. Way to keep creating!!! Good move!!
      Lori S in PA

    1. Love having someone show different uses for themed stamps, such as waves and letting us know that you aren’t locked into making waves in an ocean. Thank you. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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