So, when I returned home and saw that the challenge for "Embellish It" was Nautical and had the perfect colors, I knew I needed to get right on that Thank You card!
Here's a peek....
I cut a small window out of the front and framed it in this adorable Click-Art life preserver. Then I stamped the lighthouse image onto the inside of the card. I had completely forgotten that I had purchased this Stampin' Up set at a yard sale while visiting another good friend in Tucson recently.
The background paper was run through my crimper and inked to resemble a weathered, tin wall. I love the texture of it IRL.
The cute little heat embossed anchor is one of the MANY Snag 'Em stamps I've acquired, not sure how or when I would ever use them.
I was so thrilled to see so many various kinds of lighthouses and get the chance to see a part of America that I've never ventured to before. It is my hope that my gratitude shows in this card.
Sorry about the poor quality of the photos, but I realize now how difficult it is to photograph a card that has a cut-out opening and still make it stand level and upright. I assure you that it is...LOL.
Skipping Stones Design sketch used:
The stamp from Skipping Stones was the simple little "Thank You" on the front. It was important to find just the right sentiment, and this one seemed to fit the bill!
All I had to do was bend it a bit to accent the curve!
Tools: Fiskars crimper; Creative Memories Circle Cutter, Marvy Heat Tool
Click-Art Life Preserver Image; Lighthouse stamp and sentiment, "Stampin' Up;
"Thank You" sentiment, Skipping Stones Designs, "Birthday Purses";
White cord, Hancock Fabrics; Helmar 450 Adhesive
Entered into challenges at:
Embellish It, Nautical/Color Trends Challenge
Skipping Stones, Sketch Challenge
The Crazy Challenge, "Summer" theme
Simon Says, "Anything Goes"