Today I am sharing a cute, summery, tropical slimline lighthouse card. As I have mentioned, I am really liking all the extra space these long and narrow slimline cards offer for building scenes like I did with this card. And I just LOVE that diagonal stripe background – that’s one of the brand new slimline dies from Rubbernecker that will be released tomorrow.  I just couldn’t wait to give you a sneak peek .   

For this scene I used the  Lighthouse, Sun Moon, Palm Trees, Small Birds, Grass #2 and Deckle Hills. 

I am getting a little tropical with this slimline lighthouse card! Check out the new slimline die from Rubbernecker used for that background!

The Diagonal Background and Card Base

  • Cut the card base, the Slimline OPC Diagonal and a 3″ x 8″ layer using white cardstock.
  • Apply Beachside ink to the white layer using a blender brush to create the blue sky background for the scene.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the slimline and attach it to the blue layer.
  • Use ATG adhesive to attach the slimline and blue layer to the card base.

Sand Layers, Palm Trees and Grass

  • Use Kraft cardstock to cut three 3″ sand layer sections.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink by swiping the ink pad directly over the paper.
  • Cut the palm trees using Kraft and green cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Ink to the tree trunks using a mini applicator.  
  • Gently bend the palm fronds using your fingers and attach them to the tree trunks using glossy accents.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the grass sections.

You can almost hear the surf with this slimline lighthouse card - I am LOVING all the extra design space!

The Lighthouse, Sun and Bird

  • Cut the lighthouse sections using red, white and blue cardstock.
  • Attach the lighthouse pieces together using glossy accents.
  • Use bright yellow cardstock to cut the sun.
  • Cut the small bird using white cardstock and color the wings using a mini applicator and Chill ink.

Finish the Scene

  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the sand layers and attach them to the card front.
  • Tuck the lighthouse sections in behind the sand layers and attach using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the palm trees and attach them to the card front.
  • Tuck the small grass sprigs in behind the sand layers and attach them using glossy accents.
  • Use a piece of mounting tape to attach the sun to the top of the card front.
  • Finish by attaching the bird to the card front using a small piece of mounting tape.

I made this slimline lighthouse card using a brand new slimline die from Rubbernecker - come check it out!

Here’s a look at the Slimline OPC Diagonal die. Be sure to check out Rubbernecker’s full release of Slimline dies tomorrow.

I like this slimline lighthouse card so much I might have to do variations on it – what do you think? Rubbernecker released several new slimline dies earlier this month.  Take a look at my Slimline Category to see all the fun cards I have made with them. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this project.

 
5202-05D Light House Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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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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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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