Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Guiding Light {Scrapy Land #42}

This is my first of two posts for today.  Please hit the Home tab for the Celebrations Blog Hop.

It's the third Wednesday of the month and time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is Lots of Layers, plus use any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

Today's card uses the following dies:

Die-Versions: Lighthouse
Die-Versions: Life Preserver Border
Spellbinders: Grand Squares
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Rectangles

My nautical themed card has quite a few layers, plus I added even more dimension by curving the Life Preserver border (which was colored with Copics) at the bottom and only gluing the ends down.

The sentiment is part of the new Just Go Fishing stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle and as soon as I saw it, I knew it would pair perfectly with the Die-Versions Lighthouse.  To start out, I sprinkled on some Nuance powder pigment  (Violet, Turquoise, Royal Blue, Cerulean Blue) onto the cardstock and spritzed it with water.  Once this was throughly dry, I stamped the sentiment with Black Soot Distress Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Detail embossing powder.

For the lighthouse, I kept some of the negative pieces and colored them with Copic markers.  After adding the negative pieces back into the die (and securing them on the back with tape), I covered the entire die cut piece with VersaMark and heat embossed it with Sparkle embossing powder.

I die cut the Lattice 1 die twice and added more Nuance pigment powders to both pieces.  Some cheese cloth and a couple more mats later, my card is completed.  Even though it has a number of layers, it's not too bulky and could easily be mailed in a square envelope.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created for you.  You'll have until May 29th to upload your Lots of Layers projects onto the Scrapy Land Challenge.  The winner, chosen by the Design Team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land.


Lori Kobular said...

Oh Anne, I love that sentiment paired with the lighthouse and the life preserver boarder! That lattice die looks amazing in the background! Love all your layers, the dies you used and your embossing!

Samra Leshinski said...

Oh, what a gorgeous nautical card Anne! I loooove it!
Have to add the lighthouse and life preserver border to my wishlist :)
Paper Talk with Samra

Sara Barker said...

Great nautical card with so many layers, Anne! I love what you did with the lighthouse and that lattice backdrop is now on my wishlist! I can see so many possibilities, but it is the perfect layer to place beneath your sentiment and lighthouse. Love that sentiment, too! Hugs!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous! I love the nautical theme and gorgeous texture too.
Linda xxx

Nancy Hill said...

Love the sentiment especially for Father's Day coming up soon. The light house is beautiful. Beautiful card.

Kathy Krug said...

I always look forward to the new posts to see what you gals come up with. It is always so inspirational. Love the layers on your card. The cheese cloth adds so much texture and that die is perfect on top of it along with that cute border. The sentiment and the light house are perfect.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Anne!! I love the nautical theme!! I may borrow this card idea from you for my dad -- he loves lighthouses and the sentient is perfect!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Patricia Chalas said...

this is adorable Anne!
is so bright

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Loooooooveeee this lattice Die !!! NEED It !!!!!
Fabulous nautical theme , and the texture are Fabulous

Patricia St Martin said...

Gorgeous Father's day card. I see some dies I need to buy. Fantastic job and the nautical theme is wonderful. I have the perfect image that would go with that set of dies. The sentiment is wonderful. The life preservers look so awesome who would of thought.
Hugs Pat

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful everything on this! Love the bg, the sentiment, that cool lighthouse, the anchor border, that fun criss cross die cut, and the cheesecloth. Outstanding and memorable card, my friend. Hugz

NanaConnie said...

You've been busy, my friend! Just scrolled passed the other post to see this one, but will go back in a few moments. I love this lighthouse! Beautifully done and great sparkle. Wonderful sentiment.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

This card makes me want to go sailing! So bright and happy!