When I saw this Mojo Monday sketch I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it. Finding the time this week was another story!
To make the background I stamped my new Hero Arts Waves background stamp using Versamark, embossed the image with Ranger White Detail embossing powder, and sponged on Distress Inks. I left one at that and sprayed the other until it was saturated to the point of puddling and let it dry to a soft watercolor look. I then ran it though my Cuddlebug with the sandwich I would use to die cut plus two pieces of cardstock to flatten it back out. Lastly I sponged around the edge of each panel with Chipped Sapphire to ground it against the card base. Background done!
Next I heat embossed the lighthouse and birds from Close to My Heart's Perfect Day set in white on vellum. This is one of my favorite stamps because, not only do I love lighthouses, but this one resembles the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse in my hometown. The trick to attaching vellum is to apply the adhesive behind the embossing. For one I folded the top over the edge on the background panel and glued the flap to the back.
Rather than trying to match colored cardstock to ink, I cut strips of White Daisy cardstock and sponged on the same Distress Inks. The scripture verse was stamped with Blue Denim pigment ink and embossed with Stampendous Clear Detail powder.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe quote was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Stampendous PEARLuster embossing powder.
Both sentiments were attached with foam tape. A few Bitty Sparkles from Close to My Heart complete the card.
Thank you for stopping by! Until next time, Hansi