Thursday, December 8, 2016

Lighthouse Birthday

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My 'invisible' new follower is Sue, of Sue's Card Craft - do pop over and have a look at her wonderful cards.  Thank you for following me Sue.

This card was made for a family member who loves lighthouses


I started with the main stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs set Keep My Lamp Burning, and stamped it in Memento London Fog ink on a grey recycled paper from my local printer.  I stamped using my Misti, thankfully, as it needed several applications, but even then it is not perfect - I should have been more patient.


This was mounted over a striped paper, which also has a clear sparkling stripe in it. I used my vertical birthday greeting, embossing it in a nautical blue ep.


The silver cord was knotted and adhered and three brads placed in the wide end of the cord. 


The brads were initially 'gold', but I tapped them onto my versamark ink pad, then into the blue ep, then heat set it - I repeated this several times.  I love the results.

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32 comments:

  1. Maxine this is lovely, love lighthouses too and this stamp is perfect.xx{aNNie}

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  2. Lovely stamp and what a lovely result you got using the London Fog. I use that ink pad for figures if I am going to colour them in as it is not as harsh as a Jet Black. It almost looks as if you have hand drawn it in pencil, great result.
    I keep remembering about the embossing on brads when I read about someone doing it and then I promptly forget to do it myself - love how you co-ordidnated yours.
    Thinking of you.
    Blessings
    Neet xx

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  3. Perfect masculine card...loving the colours and those clever brads x

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  4. Maxine, this is gorgeous! Love the lighthouse!

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  5. Hi Maxine!! I love your card! Lighthouses and men go together so well! Your silver braid looks really nice on it to! Praying for you! Thanks for joining the Word Art Wednesday anything goes challenge! Ginny M, DT

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  6. Such lovely birthday card. It's very lovely and I love your fantastic image. To me lighthouses stands for peace and calm being rased on an island. Love your card and thanks for taking part in our birthday celebration over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  7. How do you heat emboss brads without burning off your fingertips? I've tried a pair of pliers but find I tend to drop the brad out of it during the heating process. Anywho.... great birthday cards. Lighthouses go good with strips! It holds the nautical feeling. Nice vertical greeting.

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  8. Glad you have identified your 'invisible' follower, and I'll pop over, let Sue know you sent me. I love the look of the 'grayed' lighthouse. Looks like a foggy day, and so pretty. Good idea to get the recycled paper, (yay for Misti, right? ) I like the look of the lighthouse as you've used the image, against the stripe background. Very nautical and 'cold weather' feeling and great idea to change the brad colors as you've described. TFS & Hugs

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  9. A beautiful lighthouse image and looks so good in light ink! A treat to see the sentiment the other way; fits perfect on this card! Hope you have a fun weekend planned!

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  10. Fab card and perfect for the recipient, love how the ink makes the image actually look foggy, thanks for joining us for our birthday celebrations over at The Paper Shelter, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

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  11. A very beautiful card Maxine! I love lighthouses!
    xoxo olga

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  12. Great Card,thank you for joining our ATG challenge at Digi Choosday, Julie DT x

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  13. A wonderful lighthouse image, so detailed and your muted colour palette is lovely. Thank you for the shout out, Maxine! x

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  14. I adore lighthouses! Thank you so much for joining our Birthday Blog Hop at The Paper Shelter.
    Amy-DT

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  15. I really love this card. I love lighthouses and this image looks like it is in the late evening. So lovely. I think I asked you about vertical sentiment stamps and lost what your response was. Do you know where I can order any? Hugs.

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  16. Wonderful card dear Maxine, love this image and beautifully carded, I love that you changed your brads colour it's great fun to do that isn't it? I usually use permanent markers.

    BTW not sure that you know but your links don't open in a new window but take you away from your blog post... see my post here which explains how easy it is to fix this.
    https://calligraphycards-shazinoz.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/woyww-open-link-in-new-window-on.html
    God bless sis, you're in my prayers esp this Christmas time.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  17. Beautiful card Maxine! I adore that lighthouse image, it has a very serene feel to it. Your background paper is just lovely and the silver cord is such a wonderful finishing accent piece! happy weekend :)

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  18. This is a fabulous card, such a wonderful stamp.
    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter.
    Pauline
    x

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  19. You have perfecte stamp for lighthouse fan...great idea Maxine and I guess this is manly card...am I right....wonderfully made Maxine and happy Sunday for you..
    Hugs
    Monika

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  20. A very special card for a special one!

    Thank you for entering our challenge at The PaperShelter Challenge blog.

    Goodluck, Monique Dt TPS

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  21. Lovely card Maxine. The ink you used was perfect for this image. My sister loves lighthouses and would love this card.

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  22. beautiful male card. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Anything Goes Challenge Week 49. We look forward to seeing your makes each week. Good luck with being chosen xx (DT)

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  23. Thank you for joining us at TMR with your lovely lighthouse card, very atmospheric and certainly great for a man.

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  24. I love this image - gotta love the Misti! A beautiful result Maxine.

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  25. Loved the colors used...what a wonderful card it is Maxine! :)
    Suchi xx

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  26. A lovely card - thanks for joining in with the Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Sarah DT - http://magentasnowflake.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Great card for a male!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  28. I do like this lovely birthday card - the vertical sentiment works so well with the papers! Nicely done. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room challenge this month! Deborah, DT.

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  29. What a great card! Thanks for playing along with us in The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck and hope to see you joining us in the next challenge. :)
    Anna DT

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  30. What a great birthday card!! I love light houses and they make perfect non gender cards. Perfect take on the sentiment challenge at ODBD. Thanks for joining us for the challenge!

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  31. Hi, Maxine! What a fantastic birthday card! I have always loved this lighthouse image! Also wanted to thank you for all of your lovely comments on my blog....you are a blessing!!!

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  32. I like the lightly sprayed version better, also, as the colors of blue & gold in the background are more gradually blended. The other version has a sharp demarcation between the colors that just doesn't seem like it could occur naturally. I also like the black silhouetted nativity scene & the cold accents, like the star & the word peace & the angel. I'm envisioning a similar scene done with shiny silver accents, possibly cut either out of mirri card, or heat embossed with silver embossing powder after the pieces are cut. Love the idea, though. I just may have to case it for next year's cards!

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Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog - may your day be blessed. Any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated. All comments are moderated and spam deleted. Maxine D