Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Shining Light Too

 I think some of my favorite cards were made completely by accident. I made this card for someone facing a difficult journey with their health. You know, God's plan sometimes hits us by surprise. Still, there is always hope. Any thoughts? 

   High Tide

   Whisper White A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8

   Soft Sky
   Daffodil Delight
   Pumpkin Pie
   Pacific Point
   Marina Mist
   Pool Party
   Cherry Cobbler
   Real Red
   Soft Suede
   Mossy Meadow
   Basic Black



I began by stamping my lighthouse twice: once on the Whisper White panel and once on a scrap of cardstock, which I fussy cut to create my mask. I stamped the lighthouse in Real Red and added the accents in Cherry Cobbler. Note that the mask can be stamped in any color on any scrap of paper. Remember you only need the outline of the lighthouse to create the mask. 

Next, I used my brayer to paint my sky. I started with a bit of Daffodil Delight bringing the brayer down to a third of the way down. I used the top of the lighthouse as a guide. Then I added the Soft Sky at the top portion of the panel. I then sponged a tad of Pumpkin Pie at the bottom of the Daffodil Delight.

I then added the beach at the bottom of the lighthouse. I used Soft Suede. I added the Soft Suede full strength at the base of the lighthouse, and stamped-off for the surrounding sand. I added the grass using Mossy Meadow.

I then stamped my sentiment on the top right of the panel using Basic Black. I did this to make sure that my water would not rise above the sentiment.

Finally, I added my water. I used three colors: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, and Pool Party. I had to make sure that my mask was always in place as I stamped the water. 

I then looked at the card and decided to add the gulls at the last minute. I stamped them using Basic Black. I found that the water was still visible on them. So, I colored them in more with my Basic Black marker.

I then adhered this Whisper White panel to a Basic Black panel and then onto the Whisper White card base. 

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  1. I absolutely love this light house image and what a fantastic scene you created with it too.

  2. Sally, this is a gorgeous card... and so uplifting!