Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Guiding Light for Father's Day

This week's Our Craft Lounge challenge is a color challenge using light blue, kraft, and white.  I thought these colors were perfect for a nautical-themed Father's Day card.  I put this one together using OCL's Smooth Sailing set and this week's I Spy Sketches sketch challenge

The lighthouse image is stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I cut it out, then used some Glossy Accents to give its windows a glass-like look.  I tore strips of kraft cardstock and inked them along the rough edges with a white pigment ink to create a sandy shoreline along the bottom of a blue cardstock panel, then set the lighthouse on top of that using foam tape. 

The image panel is set on a blue panel with white polka dots.  A strip of white twill runs along the top of the patterned paper, accented with a wooden button.  Two more wood buttons sit on the white strip at the bottom of the panel, next to the "Happy Father's Day" sentiment from the Bear-ly Fishin' stamp set.

There's an OCL gift certificate up for grabs for one participant from this month's challenges, so be sure to check out all the challenge details on the OCL blog.

Materials Used:  
Smooth Sailing and Bear-ly Fishin' stamp sets (Our Craft Lounge); Marshmallow cardstock (Bazzill); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Fresh Snow ink (Papertrey Ink); markers (Copic); Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); On the Bright Side-One 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); white twill (Martha Stewart); Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars); wood buttons (Simplicity); Glossy Accents (Ranger); hemp twine (Hemptique); corner rounder; foam tape


  1. Love how you colored the lighthouse!

  2. What a cute lighthouse -- great "beach" colored card~ Thanks for joining in with I Spy!

  3. Love the beach scenery with the gorgeous lighthouse! Great card and thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at iSpy Sketches :D

  4. Congratulations on being this week's Top 2 Winner for the ISSC20 sketch over at iSpy Sketches :D


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