The Lilypad Lake stamp set creates such a tranquil feeling without even trying. I have so many friends who have lost a loved one, are struggling with health issues or worried about a wayward child.  So far I’ve delivered 3 of these cards in the past week and it’s only Thursday.

The background was created by using Stampin’ UP’s Marbled background stamped with three different colors, I started with Pool Party, then our new Soft Sea Foam and finished with So Saffron. I didn’t make any effort to match up the pattern because I wanted it to be random. The sentiment was first stamped with  wavy stamp using Pool Party then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and backed it with Pool Party cut using the Tailored Tag Punch.

Card Recipe:


  • Pool Party card stock 8½ x 5½, scored at 4¼, 3¾ x 1¾ for the lake and scrap to back sentiment
  • Whisper White 5¼ x 4, 5 x 3¾ for the background, scrap for sentiment and bird & Lilypad
  • So Saffron scrap for sun
  • Old Olive for the grass
  • Balmy Blue 3¾ X 1¾ to back lake

Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Lilypad Lake stamp set
  • Marbled stamp
  • Lakeside Framelits


  • Basic Black ink pad
  • Versa Mark ink pad
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • So Saffron ink pad
  • Pool Party ink pad
  • Soft Sea Foam ink pad
  • Dark and Light Old Olive Stampin Blends
  • Dark and Light Pink Pirouette Stampin Blends


  • Rhinestone basics
  • Tailored Tag Punch
  • Big Shot
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stamparatus