Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Lighthouse Card


Finally a day of sunshine…still a bit of a cool bite to the wind though but overall a beautiful day……..which was nice because we are now in for another four days of rain! A lot of low lying areas are already flooded from the weekend rain so they are very concerned now. So, did we go bird watching today? No, unfortunately the grass had to be cut so we had to stay home. Oh well, there should be a few days next week when we can go to the park.



My friend and I exchanged dies/stamps again and this time she lent me the Stampin’ Up High Tide stamp set. Love it! If it comes on sale I’m buying it. I seldom buy anything unless it’s on sale….I like to think of myself as frugal but in honestly I’m just a bit cheap.



Here’s the first card I made with the set. Yes, I actually got to go down to my lower studio and play!

 


The background was done with Distress Inks. The birds are part of the set as well as the waves in the water; the sand and the grasses. Once the background was completed I stamped the lighthouse in Espresso….ooops the yellow sky shows through where it is light brown on the lighthouse. So, I used a paint brush with some Espresso ink on it and filled it in just enough that the yellow did not show through. I had a few other backgrounds already completed so I simply stamped some lighthouses on white cardstock and I’ll cut them out and glue them in place.



The paper and ribbon is from my stash. The buff piece of paper behind the lighthouse was die cut with an old Sizzix die and then the edges were inked with Distress Walnut Stain ink. I also used a sponge with some Walnut Stain on it to form a shadow for the lighthouse….its faint, but there. The ribbon was glued down and behind the card front before gluing it to the card base which is a 5 ½” square kraft card from Michaels. The anchor was die cut using an old QuicKutz die and then three black dew drops were added. The brad in the anchor was gold but it was too shiny so I ran a black alcohol pen over it.



That’s all for a sunny Tuesday, May 3, 2017.



Cheers

Violet

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1 comment:

aqaufit said...

It turned out really nice.

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