Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
I am back today with my latest lighthouse picture and step by step instructions. As I said before, I have a fascination with lighthouses and the minute I say the “By The Bay” stamp set, I knew I wanted to team it up with the “High Tide” stamp set and the lighthouse in it. This card also features the “Masking” Technique. I’m in awe … and in love with these two sets!
I am so inspired by lighthouses … they amaze me. I think I said that before – lol. You’ve see this lighthouse before (below) but I want you to see where my inspiration came from, the lighthouse is tucked behind the home (Masking Technique) and the roof of the houses are a red …
This is the St. Augustine Lighthouse if Florida … rumor has it, it’s one of the most haunted lighthouses in the United States. I can not confirm that … the only thing that scared me was getting to the top!!
Let’s take a look at how I pulled this together. I decided to use the Stamparatus because it gives you perfect placement each time, so whether you are creating multiple cards or if you “mis-stamp” and you can go over it again perfectly … it’s a great tool to add to your stamping room.
Because I’m stamping with the red rubber stamp first, I am not using the mat (pad). Here I will ink up the red rubber stamp and then swing the plate onto my cardstock and I’ll give it a little push down. Perfect … however, if you miss a spot or if you’d like it darker, then re-ink your image and stamp again … remember, it is already placed on the plate and the card stock is held down so it will stamp directly over your first image.
On this photo you can see my first image, you will also see another stamp (my lighthouse) on the plate. Isn’t that cool … just flip the plate over and add another stamp. I will be flipping my hinged plate over to stamp the lighthouse next …
My house is stamped so I need to put the mask on, but before I do that, I had to add the black pad underneath my project because I need the extra height when stamping with the photopolymer stamps. Once set up, I’m ready to stamp the first of two lighthouse images.
Because I have the “mask” over my house, that part of the lighthouse will not stamp on it … it will appear to be behind the house. You can also see that I am inking up the second of the lighthouse images, I’m stamping in Real Red.
I just give the plate / image a little pressure to ensure good coverage. Once that is done … I will be able to remove the mask. It’s a fun reveal.
Time to take my project off and get ready to color … I will be doing that with the Stampin’ Blends…
The greeting I used on todays card comes from the “High Tide” stamp set. And the fun paper behind the stamping comes from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper. This and the By the Bay stamp set can be found in the Sale-a-bration catalog and can be yours FREE. Ask me how.
I thank you for stopping back today to check out my card. I can actually picture myself sitting by the bay here … beats the -50 below we are experience here! Work has been called off so I will be stamping and baking today. Both tasks are in preparation for my upcoming Spring Retreat.
Have yourself a wonderful day ~