Saturday, July 18, 2020

Lighthouse at Night

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

We have a brand new release of dies in the online store. This one is all about the sea with Pirates and Sea Creatures. There are 14 new whimsical designs and each one is cuter than the next. These cards would be ideal for so many occasions. And the team has been giving lots of card ideas. If you haven't done so, look back on the Blog for lots of great eye candy.

For my card today, I am featuring the new Lighthouse die and I created a graduation card for our friend's son. He just graduated from high school and is going to college in the fall (hopefully) on a baseball scholarship. He will be on a journey for sure his next 4 years. I like to make graduation cards with non-traditional images that relate back to the graduate. Check this one out I did a few weeks ago. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:

Since I knew what die I was using, I looked through my designer papers for a nautical background. I found this paper that is from a galaxy collection that I have and decided to make it a nighttime scene. I found it at Hobby Lobby last summer. The bottom right corner of the paper reminded me of waves. And where I attached the sand dune it reminded me of waves splashing against the lighthouse. 

White card base: 4 3/4" x 5 3/4"
Designer paper layer: 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Next I cut my images. I decided to keep the red and white color of the Lighthouse and the Guardhouse because it would be on the dark background. I cut the stars and moon in white. That picked up the stars on the galaxy paper. 
Cut the Journey phrase 3x in white cardstock for dimension. This is an older die from CottageCutz and its still available. 
Now that all my card elements are cut, I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the Lighthouse with dimensional adhesive and the other elements with glue dots and Ranger multi matte adhesive. 
To attach the Journey phrase I again used the Ranger multi matte adhesive.
To finish off my card I attached it to the white card base. And that's my sample for this week. I hope I have given you an idea for use of this die. See you next Saturday.

dies I used to create card:


Sukie said...

Awesome card! That background paper makes for such a cool background against the die cuts!

Pam MacKay said...

Looks like a stormy night very cool card!