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Monday, August 7, 2017

Lighthouse Day is Today!

It's unofficial, but today is considered Lighthouse Day! These monuments along the coastlines are always filled with such intriguing stories it's a great idea to call them out on their own day!

So why not share a Lighthouse card, right? Stampendous recently released a holiday stamp for the lighthouse enthusiasts and I was intrigued by it because I had never really looked at how the light plays in the night sky. Thanks to Google, I found some reference images and started combining colors from my Copic markers. (I received this stamp and other Stampendous supplies as part of my design team work.)

I wish I would have jotted down the exact combination, but I believe I went from a light yellow (Y11) to light green (G20) before moving into the muted blues in the night sky. All the Copic colors are provided below in the supplies section.

I'm not the only one sharing this great stamp today. Stop by these blogs for more lighthouse inspiration!

Here's how I made my project!

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  • Lighthouse Christmas Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko  (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Parrot, Velvet Night) (company website)
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper (Brick) (company website)
  • Copic® Markers (0, B95, B14, B60, B63, B93, B95, BG75, BG78, BV08, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, E30, E31, E34, E41, E43, E70, E71, E74, E77, E81, FV2, G20, G24, G28, R12, R14, R27, R56, R89, W7, Y11, YG21, YG61, YG631, YG97,W7, Y11) (company website)
  • MEDIA Liquid Glass by DecoArt® (AZcompany website)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ, company website)
  1. Fold a 6-1/4 x 9 inch Bazzill Brick cardstock in half for a card base.
  2. Stamp Lighthouse Christmas twice with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color one entirely and the wreath on the other image. Glue fully colored image to Parrot cardstock
  3. Trim out wreath and color cut edges to match wreath.
  4. Bead a circle onto main image wreath with MEDIA Liquid Glass and place the colored wreath on top.
  5. Glue image to Velvet Night cardstock and trim with Mini Layers Tool.
  6. Glue onto the card base.

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  1. Magical coloring of the Christmas lighthouse scene!

  2. Fabulous--I like how you colored the light.

  3. This is a beautiful stamp and your card is gorgeous.

  4. Oooh... a day for lighthouses. There was a time my whole house was decked out in lighthouses, I love them so! Such a beautiful card, Janelle.

  5. Beautiful card. Love the colors of the sky. [Bunny]

  6. Awesome card! I like your very blended lighter colors for the sky as well as the aqua sea. The candy striped lighthouse is perfect for a Christmas card!!! It ties everything together. Thank you for sharing!!!

  7. Very Pretty! I love the coloring you did on this card.

  8. Fantastic shading.
    The glow from the light
    is wonderful.
    Great card.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh, how cute! I never would have thought to make it christmassy


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