Good Monday morning. I have a sunny and fun lighthouse beach scene card to share with you today. But before I get started let me explain why I have not posted for the last several days. I have traveled two weekends in a row to work with Rubbernecker Stamps at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo shows in Irving, TX and Pleasanton, CA. I can’t tell you how much fun it was for me to meet so many wonderful people who have a love for paper crafting. I was especially thrilled to see two of my longtime Splitcoaststampers friends, Bev Gerard (texasgrammy), who I haven’t seen in at least 9 years and meeting Harriet Skelly (hskelly) for the first time. See pictures below. It is such a fun experience to see people that I have had a long term online relationship with and then meet them face to face. I’m looking forward to traveling with Rubbernecker to several more shows this year and will keep you posted on those dates and cities.
The Frame and Sand Layers
- Cut the frame using white cardstock and the sand layers using light brown cardstock.
- Apply Antique Linen to the sand layers to add depth of color.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of both sand layers and attach them to the front of the frame.
The Sky and Waves Background
- Apply clouds to the background layer using an ink blending tool, Tumbled Glass ink and a cloud template.
- Attach the wave layers to the sky background layer using double stick tape.
- Apply tiny pieces of mounting tape to the last layer to pop it up slightly to add dimension.
- Attach the sky and waves layer to the card base using double stick tape.
Assemble the Lighthouse, Sun and Boat
- Cut the parts and pieces of the lighthouse using red, black, white and yellow cardstock.
- Attach the parts together using double stick tape and glossy accents.
- Apply a clear shimmer overlay to the window of the lighthouse to add sparkle.
- Cut the sun using yellow cardstock and attach pieces together using double stick tape.
- Apply a clear shimmer overlay to the sun to add sparkle.
- Cut the boat using red and white cardstock and assemble the pieces using glossy accents.
Complete Assembly of the Lighthouse Beach Scene
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the scene card base.
- Tuck the lighthouse in behind the sand layers and attach in place with pieces of mounting tape.
- Tuck the boat in behind the waves and attach using pieces of mounting tape.
- Attach the sun in the sky area using a piece of mounting tape.
- Cut several pieces of twigs using green cardstock.
- Tuck the pieces of twigs in behind the sand layers and attach using glossy accents.
I hope you have been inspired by my lighthouse beach scene to get out your summer dies and create a fun scene of your own. I can imagine that the beach would feel pretty good to those of you who live in areas with cold weather. I transferred flights in Denver yesterday and the ground was covered with snow and the temps were unbearable for me. Lucky I got to be inside. Thanks for coming by and a special thanks to those who have written wondering if I was OK since I hadn’t posted in several days. I sure do appreciate being missed.