Wednesday, June 22, 2022

TCC178 A Light Unto My Path


Hi Friends!

Welcome to the #178 {By The Sea} Challenge at The Card Concept! 

I was inspired by the colors, theme and textures in our inspiration photo to create a Clean and Layered Mixed Media card using a retired Stampin’ Up! set, A Light Unto My Path. 

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have a personal goal to create cards using stamps and supplies that I already own (and have not inked up in a while).  This stamp set has been in my collection for at least 20 years and I have not inked it up in ages.

 I also enjoy playing along with other online challenges and am incorporating the Stamping Sensation “Make It Masculine”Challenge, the Simon Says Monday “Something Beginning with 'S' Challenge(Stamps, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, String, Scripture, Seashore, Sky) and the Word Art Wednesday #549-#550  “Anything Goes” Challenge into the design.

If you have not had a chance to visit our Design Team/gallery at The Card Concept Challenge, or the other challenge sites,  I hope you will find time to do so- so much inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Using water-based markers, color the lighthouse image (I used Balmy Blue for the sky and sea, Coastal Cabana for the grassy area, Crumb Cake for the sand on the hill and Early Espresso for the lighthouse).  “Huff” onto the colored stamp surface to re-activate the ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock.

Die cut the image with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto espresso cardstock, trim close to the edge and mount onto kraft cardstock (again trimming close to the edge). 

Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the waves and the light from the lighthouse.

Stamp the sentiment using Early Espresso ink from a marker onto white cardstock, die cut with a banner die and mount onto a piece of espresso cardstock, also die cut from the same banner die.

Tie a knot into a piece of twine and adhere onto the sentiment banner.

Emboss a piece of white cardstock with the retired Square Lattice Embossing Folder, trim to approx. 3 ¾” x 5”, mount onto a piece of kraft cardstock, trim to approx. 4” x 5 ¼” and mount onto a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” panel of espresso cardstock.

Add the strip of burlap ribbon (I frayed the ends) and adhere the metal compass with a brad.

Mount the entire panel onto a white card base.

Mount the lighthouse image with dimensional foam (or chipboard) and add the banner sentiment at the top of the card to cover the brad and the very top edge of the lighthouse image.

Finish off the card by creating small photo corners for the top left and bottom right of the lighthouse panel from espresso cardstock (I generally hand cut these small photo corners but you could use a punch). 

Stamp Sets:  A Light Unto My Path (retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums:  Stampin’ Write Markers- Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake,  Early Espresso; Clear Wink of Stella

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Square Lattice Embossing Folder (retired SU!), My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX, Polished Hemp Twine, Burlap Ribbon, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Antique Brass Compass (Paper Studio)

Thanks so much for stopping by-I hope you have been inspired to join us with our #177 Make It Masculine Challenge at The Card Concept!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Julie, your card is stunning! I love that image - what an amazing stamp to have. And the way you knotted the twine is perfect with the card design.

Tracy Grauer said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you put all the elements together! I also love the challenge you've given yourself to use what you have and tie in with blog challenges! You've inspired me...I may have to take on that challenge too!

brenda said...

A great masculine creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations June challenge.

B x

Mrs.B said...

A wonderful card, love the images.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

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