Waves of the Ocean Collection – Tips and Tricks for Beautiful Cards

I love the ocean! So when Stampin’ Up! debuted the Waves of the Ocean Collection, I knew I had to have it!. The Waves of the Ocean Collection is an early release that includes: Waves of Inspiration Bundle, Waves of the Ocean Designer series Paper, Blue Foils and Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels! A stunning collection for making beautiful cards! While the Designer Paper, Foils and Rhinestones are available only while supplies last, the Waves of Inspiration Bundle is included in the 2022 – 2023 Annul Catalog that will debut on May 3, 2022.

My inspiration for this card was the Blue Foils. I wanted to use the foils, but create a “glassy” look to the water. I wanted the waves to have the appearance of the water spraying up with a light sunset-like background. To achieve the look I used several techniques and elements. In stamping the waves, I used three colors: Seaside Spray, Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana. For my background, I used blending brushes with So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Highland Heather. For the look of the spray at the edge of the waves, I used a dauber with Seaside Spray. The “glassy” look was achieved by heat embossing with clear embossing powder over my stamped waves!

The video below provides the instructions and demonstrates how to make the card shown below. Further down in the post, are the measurements, list of supplies and instructions. Leave me a comment below and let me know which card you like best!

Waves of the Ocean Collection using Night of Navy and Silver Foils.
Waves of the Ocean Collection Using Blue and Silver Foils
Waves of the Ocean using Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana Foils.
Waves of the Ocean using Navy and Coastal Cabana


  • Cardstock:
    • Night of Navy: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/2″; 5 1/4″ x 4″; 5/8″ x 3″
    • Basic White: 4″ x 5″; 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8 (2); scraps for stamping
  • Blue Foils
    • 2 pieces different colors 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″


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