Good Thursday morning. I am sharing a sunny die cut lighthouse scene today made using several new dies released by Rubbernecker Stamps. I have so much fun making beach cards. For this I used the new 5202-05D Lighthouse, 5202-09D Waves, 5207D Rectangle Combo OPC #3 paired with the 5147-07D Sun Moon, 5173-02D Deckle Hills, 5162-05D Twigs and 5147-06D Small Birds. Be sure to hop over to Rubbernecker Stamps to check out the 20% off Store Wide Sale and the new February die release.
The Frame, Water and Sand
- Cut the frame using white cardstock.
- Cut one layer of sand using tan cardstock.
- Cut two wave layers using aqua cardstock.
- Apply Antique Linen ink to the sand section using an ink blending tool.
- Apply double stick tape to the lower back portion of the frame and attach the sand layer.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the sand layer and attach the two wave sections.
- Create a blue sky background on the card base using Tumbled Glass ink.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.
Assemble the Lighthouse
- Cut the parts and pieces of the lighthouse using red and white cardstock.
- Assemble the pieces together using glossy accents.
- Tuck the lighthouse in behind the sand layer and attach in place with pieces of mounting tape.
Finish the Die Cut Lighthouse Scene
- Cut the sun using yellow cardstock, attach the outer ray section and the circle inner section together using double stick tape.
- Attach the sun to the card base using mounting tape.
- Cut the small birds using white cardstock and apply Pumice Stone ink to the bodies using a mini applicator.
- Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the card base.
- Cut a few twigs using green cardstock.
- Cut the top portions of the twigs off, bend them to form the appearance of sea grass and tuck them in behind the sand layer and attach with glossy accents.
My favorite part of this die cut lighthouse scene is how the red and white pops against the blue sky, waves and white frame. The small birds aren’t exactly shaped like seagulls but I think they add motion and interest to the scene. I hope you have been inspired to get out your dies to create a beach scene of your own. It may help take the edge off of the terribly cold weather so many of you are experiencing. Have you checked out the Rubbernecker new February die release? All the new dies are included in the store wide 20% off sale. Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.