Happy 4th of July!  Today I’m sharing a patriotic red, white and blue lighthouse card to celebrate the holiday.  I used the Lighthouse, Sun Moon, Small Birds and Grass #2 and designer paper from the Carta Bella Deep Blue Sea 6 x 6 pad.  I love the lighthouse paper and thought it would be perfect for a clean and simple background. for my card.  I used my crimper to create the touch of dimension on the strip behind the lighthouse.  I know most people consider the crimper to be old school but it is still one of my favorite tools and is in the top drawer of my desk for easy access. 

Come over to my blog to see my red, white and blue lighthouse card.

The Card Base

  • Cut the designer paper paper piece, apply strips of mounting tape to the back and attach it to the card base.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the strip and run it through the crimper.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the crimped strip and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut a strip of coordinating designer paper to use on the bottom of the card and set aside.

Come over to my blog to see my pretty red, white and blue lighthouse card.

The Lighthouse

  • Cut the lighthouse using red, white and blue cardstock.
  • Assemble the colored pieces to use on the white lighthouse base.
  • Attach the pieces to the base using glossy accents.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the lighthouse and attach it to the card base.
  • Attach the small house to the strip using mounting tape.

The Sun, Birds and Grass

  • Use red cardstock to cut the sun and attach it to the card base using mounting tape.
  • Cut the birds and grass using white cardstock.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the card base.
  • Attach the coordinating designer paper strip to the bottom of the card using double stick tape.
  • Tuck the grass sprigs in behind the designer paper strip and attach with glossy accents.

 

Come over to my blog to see patriotic red, white and blue lighthouse card.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my red, white and blue lighthouse card.  I know a red sun is a little out of the box but I didn’t want to distract from the color theme.  It may have looked better if I had done it in white cardstock. T.hanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

 
5202-05D Light House Die Cut
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Carta Bella Paper – Deep Blue Sea…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Fiskars Paper Crimper, Straight
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Susan’s…
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Molding Pad
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate…
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Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
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Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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