Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kraft Lighthouse

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I needed a masculine card, and the first thing that came to mind was to use some T.H. Ide-ology Kraft paper - I bought a 12x12 pad some 18 months ago and have only ever used one page!

I found a page that appealed, cut a piece to size, then sponged the edge with Pumice Distress Ink.

I was not sure where to go from there, and rattled through my stamps and came across this lighthouse stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs. I stamped and gold embossed it - trouble was I had not stamped it where I intended to, but decided to run with it anyway!

The sentiment was also embossed with gold on a scrap of tan card, and cut with a Spellbinders double ended tag and while it was still in the die, sponged with the pumice ink.  I mounted this with brads, and wrapped the panel with a couple of strands of ecru pearle cotton as I did not have any twine.

I was still not happy with the card, as the image was somehow lost, so I sponged Moonlight White ink onto the lighthouse, folded a piece of scrap paper and sponged on some Cantaloupe ink for a light beam, and some Barn Door ink over the compass, and the whole came to life.

I mounted this over a tan card stock base and called it finished!

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  1. This is a fabulous masculine card Maxine - I love that ODBD image - it looks great embossed. Gorgeous sponging and details - well done! {{{hugs}}}

  2. Maxine.......WOWSERS!!!!! This is breath taking gorgeous!!! LOVE it!

  3. Wonderful masculine card, though it would work for a female, too! Love the embossing, the wonderful background paper, and that bit of white just really made the image pop! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. This is so beautiful Maxine- and a perfect masculine card. I love all of the colors you added and love the light beam!

  5. So beautiful!! Thank you for joining our DCD challenge.

    Veronica DCD

  6. WOW, this is great. Your cards always make me smile, Maxine. So nice to see your beautiful art!

  7. Perseverance paid off, this card is fabulous! The sponging really takes the card to the next level.

  8. wow Max, what a great idea to do this in gold embossing. Awesome card.

  9. Maxine, this is GORGEOUS! I, too, own the ODB stamp you used and I've never thought to do it with gold embossing... but I want to do that now. You've inspired me. ;)

  10. Beautiful gold embossing Maxine!!

  11. Lovely masculine card, Maxine. Gorgeous embossing. So glad you are playing in our "Die Cut" challenge at Perfect Sentiments this week. Hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  12. Fabulous card, love the image and the embossing very effective. Than k you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight. Abbie (Co Owner)xx

  13. An absolute stunner of a masculine card. Wonderful papers, gorgeous stamp and will have to try that idea of using a white ink pad to lighten the image. Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Moments Challenge #9 Neutral Colours/Anything Goes. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again Karen (P) CM DT

  14. Such a nice card love the embossing and although you are saying masculine I thought it would do for anyone, such delicate colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  15. Love the effect of the white on the lighthouse, has such a chalky feel to it.

  16. What a stunning card! Love the gold on the kraft.

  17. Gorgeous card, love the white lighthouse and gold embossing on kraft. Fabulous!

    Thanks for playing along with our Get Krafty challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT

  18. What a wonderful card! I love the techniques you use! Thanks for playing along with us at SGC.

  19. Wonderful male card Maxine, the stamp is beautiful and so effective embossed in gold.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  20. This is a great masculine card.
    Thank you for playing with us this week at TTCRD.

    If you want to GDT please send me your e-mail.

  21. What a gorgeous card Maxine. I love that gold embossing over your image. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments this week.

  22. Love the gold embossing. The white lighthouse works so well with this. Great card.

  23. Great that you are using your stash! I get so excited when I use up some of mine. The gold embossing is gorgeous and adding the white ink finished it off perfectly!


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