Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lighthouse Beacon

Inspiration

I always struggle a little in coming up with cards with a masculine theme. I've had this lighthouse stamp for years, and use it a lot. I made this for a coworker's birthday, and expect it'll be a Father's Day card in a few weeks, too! The sketch is from the Splitcoast challenge SC330.

Lighthouse

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Paper

Baja Breeze (SU!) 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
To the Nines DSP (SU!) 2 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Cherry Cobbler (SU!) 3" x 5 1/2"
Stamper's Select White (PTI) 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Inks

Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Creamy Caramel (SU!)

Stamps

Lighthouse Beacon (Stamps Happen)

Accessories

Fancy Tags Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)
Long Rectangle Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
Baja Breeze Ribbon (SU!)
Large pearl brads (Spare Parts)
Sponge
Scor-Pal
ATG 714
Scissors
Rotary Trimmer

Instructions

Image

Stamp the lighthouse image on white paper, and trim it around the frame (the actual image goes outside the frame). Color with COPIC markers:

  • Lighthouse: R35, R59, C3, C5, C7, W2
  • Sky: BG70
  • Water: BG70, BG72, BG75
  • Grass: G29
  • Sand: E30, E33
  • Frame: E33

Tag

Cut and emboss the tag from white paper with the die cut machine, and sponge with caramel ink before removing the paper from the die. After removing the die cut, sponge some more ink around the edges of the die cut. Punch 3 holes in the tag, and add the brads.

Assembly

Cut and emboss a long rectangle from red paper.

Mount the patterned paper at the bottom of the card, followed by a strip of ribbon to cover the edge of the paper. Add the red rectangle, followed by the image. Add the tag to the right of the image.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

2 comments:

Mrs Ham said...

Lisa you knocked this one out of the park. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who has a difficult time creating masculine cards.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Lisa this is just perfect! I love all the details and the colors are great!

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