Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lighthouse Thanks

This card is using supplies from Lawn Fawn's newest release.

I started by grabbing a piece of starry patterned paper from Hello Sunshine petite 6x6 paper pack. I die-cut it into a banner using the newly released Stitched Party Banners die. While I had my Bigshot out, I also cut a stitched circle from the same die set out of a piece of white cardstock. I also die-cut the Scripty Thanks from the same white cardstock.

I stamped the lighthouse from the Life Is Good stamp set on a piece of Copic marker paper and colored it in using my Copics. I took a little extra time to blend in the colors, so it would create dimension. After the lighthouse was done, I carefully cut around it. I grabbed the same yellow and orange Copics I used on the lighthouse to create a light burst effect on the stitched white circle.

For the card base, I knew I wanted to use a notecard, but I found that the polkadot patterns competed with the starry patterned paper. So, I made my own 4-bar base from a piece of Kraft cardstock. I used a notecard as a measuring guide, and it turned out just perfect. The best part is that the card will fit into one of Lawn Fawn's envelopes!

The patterned paper was looking a bit faded, still, so I took my mini blender tool and brushed the edges of the panel with Faded Jeans distress ink. I then arranged the circle piece and the light house. To tie in the top and the colors, I tied a piece of red ribbon to the top of the banner.

I adhered the banner to the card front using foam squares, then I adhered the "thanks"diecut under the
lighthouse. I used Tombow mono-multi liquid glue to adhere only the top of the letters. This made them securely attached to the card, while at the same time floating on the bottom - which I thought was a really cool effect.

I stamped the sentiment from Life is Good set in navy blue ink. As a last touch, I drew in a white stitched border just inside the card base.

Stamp: Lawn Fawn Life Is Good
Ink: MFT Hybrid Ink in black licorice and nightshift blue
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners, Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks
Cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm Environmental cardstock 100#lbs
Paper: Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine Petite 6x6 paper pad
Copics: R08, R46, R59, C2, C4, C6, Y13, Y35, YR13, E23, E35, E29
Ranger Distress inkpad in Faded Jeans
Ranger Mini round blending tool
Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares
Red ribbon


  1. Maybe I shouldn't keep visiting your blog, as now I want those banner dies too. lol Love how you've created this card. The blue is such a pretty shade too. Argh...another thing for the wish list. lol

    1. LOL!

      I did debate a little before getting the banner dies. Originally, I think they were meant for flags and banners, and I don't really make any of those. But I saw the introduction video where it was used on a card, and really loved the result.

      I'm extra glad I bought it because up until recently, I only had a circle and scalloped circle shape dies. I've branched out a bit into other shapes. It's really making a difference! :D

  2. You've talked me into it! :D

  3. Totally awesome card! Beautiful coloring! Just the way I like it! Bright and colorful ♡♡♡♡♡

    1. Thank you so much, Heidi! This is still one of my top favorite cards of the year. It was both super fun to create, and fun to send off to brighten someone's day. :D