Put some sand on it!

Lighthouse h2o

The challenge this week over at Crazy4Challenges is to put sand on your project.  Click on the link for the details.  This card comes together quickly.

The Steps:

Step 1:  The base card measures 5 x 7″.  So first cut a rectangle from white card stock that measures 4.75″ x 6.75″  Using the die set below, place the “Lighthouse” die at the very top of the rectangle and run through your cutting machine.  1365 – CountryScapes – Land & Sea

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I colored the light house with Copic markers and the sand area with PanPastels.

Step 2:  Cut a rectangle from white card stock that measures 4.75″ x 6.75″.  Using Elizabeth Designs stencil called S016 – Clouds and Grass, stencil some clouds on the top half of this rectangle.  I over layed the lighthouse pc. from step 1 to let me know where to stop the stenciled clouds.  Then I used Copic markers to color the ocean area.

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The photo above shows a white edge on the top of the area I colored as sand.  That’s a really cool embossed edge that the die creates.  I chose not to color that edge because I thought it looked like ocean foam. I left some white areas in the ocean I colored with Copics, to look like white caps in the distance.

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Step 3:  The sentiment is a stamp from a set by Elizabeth Craft Designs: CS058 – Summer Sentiments

Step 4:  The little shells are from  die set by Karen Burniston: 1038 – Tropical Scene

I cut them from white card stock and colored with PanPastels

Tropical Scene

Step 5:  The birds are a die set by Frantic Stamper called FRA-die-09921 Flying Gulls.  I cut them with white card stock and added a little black Copic Marker to the wings.

Step 6:  Adhere the lighthouse pc. to the sky pc. with Clear double sided Adhesive.  Add the shells and Gulls, and you’re done!  Here’s another look.

Lighthouse h2o

Thanks so much for stopping by and please join us this week!

Other Products Used:

Beacon’s Kid’s Choice Glue

Sizzix Big Shot Plus



Author: Kathleen Adams

I have been crafting with paper for several yrs. now. I am a single mother of four grown children (2 boys, 2 girls) and a grandmother of 6 (5 girls and 1 boy). I still work as a hairdresser part time at a beautiful retirement community in San Ramon, CA My passions are: gardening, sewing and crafting with paper while watching my favorite TV shows. I have an amazing dog named Shelby who I just can't imagine life without. I hope, with this blog, that I will inspire, teach, prevent costly mistakes in your journey and well, just have a lot of fun creating.

2 thoughts on “Put some sand on it!”

  1. Being from the “Ocean State” I love this card…especially how you designating the sand, ocean and sky areas. Absolute perfection!


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