This fabulous stamp set is definitely a keeper! The versatility of the lighthouse is just wonderful. I can see using it for everything, and when I first saw it I ignored it. Silly me !! After going through the Occasions Catalog several times, I really looked at it. The font is what really got my attention. Then it was “DUH”. It fits male, female, sympathy, birthday, inspirational, just everything. This set also works well with the Wetlands stamp set in the Annual Catalog also.
My favorite type of card is one that is pretty quick to complete. And even though this card has several colors it really only took a few minutes to come together. The base is Sahara Sand cut to 8 1/2 X 5 1/2. Marina Mist is the first layer at 5 1/4 X 4 followed by Whisper White at 5 X 3 3/4.
I know everyone begins there cards differently, but I started this one with the sand image at the bottom stamped in Crumb Cake. I then was able to place the lighthouse (which is a 2 step process) in the indention left by the sand. That was very thoughtful of the stamp designer, it makes placement so easy. I stamped the first, more basic ,lighthouse in Smoky Slate and then stamped over it with the second stamp in Basic Gray. It truly is easy to see through the photopolymer stamps to do this. I stamped the water image in Marina Mist and wondered should I have stamped it before the lighthouse. But I like the sort of shadow look the blank space leaves. The birds were stamped next in Smoky Slate. And I hate to admit it but I forgot to stamp the light shining out of the lighthouse until I had the layers taped together!! I just played down a piece of copy paper and stamped it. I was so proud of myself to think to do that!
The saying is stamped in Crumb Cake and layered on Marina Mist. I wanted it to pop a little more than stamping it directly on the white base layer.
Again, I know there are several colors and stamps used in this card, but please do not let that scare you away. I did this card with my Club and they all completed it pretty quickly.
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