High Tide Shining Lighthouse Cards

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High Tide Shining Lighthouse Cards

I love the textural details on these High Tide Stamp-of-the-Month class cards!  The way the embossed wave background texture mimics the stamped waves in the oceanscape is pleasing to my eye!  I also adore the hint of burlap that picks up the sandy beach and gives a natural, rope texture for even more nautical feel.

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Background Basics—I started by embossing a 5-1/2" x 2" piece of Marina Mist card stock with the Seaside Texture Folder and adhering it to a Marina Mist card base.

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Stamped Sea Scene—The scene is stamped onto a 3-5/8" x 3-5/8" piece of Whisper White.  I stamped it in this order:
  • Stamp the solid 3-part lighthouse image in Cherry Cobbler ink.  TIP: Use a Piercing Mat underneath for a crisp, solid transfer of ink.
  • Stamp the detailed lighthouse image in Crumb Cake over the top.  TIP: Look directly down over the stamp to get this one lined up.  I recommend doing some practice stamping first.
  • Stamp the large sand image in Crumb Cake ink under the lighthouse.  It has a lighthouse-shaped notch cut out of it, so it will fit around the bottom without needing to mask it.
  • Stamp the water image on either side of the lighthouse in Marina Mist ink. Get as close as you can to the edge of the lighthouse and sand.
  • Stamp the grass images in Wild Wasabi around the sand.
  • Fill in the blank spots of the water with the tiny waves image.  That one little stamp allows you to "fix" any missing water quickly an easily! 


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  • Stamp the light beams in So Saffron ink coming out from each side of the lighthouse. 
  • Stamp the the High Tide sentiment Memento Black Ink.
I mounted the stamped layer onto a 3-3/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Basic Black and added a Rhinestone Jewel for a little sparkle. 

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Burlap Details—The more I work with the Burlap Ribbon, the more I enjoy it!  It's much more versatile than I realized, especially when you cut it apart!  Here, I started with a 5-1/2" long piece.  I snipped in between the strands to separate them a bit, then I trimmed off each strand at a different length.  It's adhered to the card base with lots of SNAIL (Fast Fuse might be a better choice!).  Then, I popped up the focal point over the top.

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Two Cool—The second card uses most of the same basic elements with a vertical orientation and a different sentiment.  This time, I used a 4-1/4" x 3" piece of Marina Mist on the background and have the "debossed" side of the texture showing.  I love that side best!

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2 thoughts on “High Tide Shining Lighthouse Cards”

  1. Hi,
    Several days ago, I sent money to preorder
    the card kit this month. This is the one using the lighthouse stamp set. I was told that I would get an email letting me know that it had been received.
    I have not had an email. Could you please let me know if you received my money for the kit.
    Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend.
    Best wishes,


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