Keeper of the Lighthouse

Today I decided to set aside a little "me" time during my favorite part of the day (afternoon) to do a little stamping. I have been mulling over what stamp I wanted to use for my Dad's Father's Day card and when I saw Kimmie's sketch challenge today I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I rediscovered this stamp last weekend during my big studio reorg. A few years back I made a series of frames for my Dad using a series of these lighthouse stamps by D. Morgan. I think he still has them hanging in his study, so next time I'm over there I'll try to get a picture so I can show you how different my style is from what it used to be! Although I absolutely love this image, it's always been a hard stamp to use on cards, due to it's size. Kimmie's layout was just perfect.

I started by stamping Keeper of the Lighthouse by Stamps Happen on Conqueror Diamond White cardstock and coloring in with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Next I masked off the inner rectangle and lighthouse to sponge Bordering Blue ink around the frame and then cut out the image. Next I stamped a piece of Bordering Blue with Linen in the same color ink and then stamped the lighthouse image in Ancient Page Coal Black. I then lightly sponged around the edges of the cardstock with Bordering Blue ink and matted on a piece of Real Red cardstock. The DAD letters are miniature Scrabble tiles from Jolee's Boutique. The You're the Best is from Card Greetings I by Green Grass Stamps and is stamped in Real Red and punched out with the small tag punch and matted on the larger tag punch. I then glued everything down to a Bordering Blue 7" x 4.25" card base and added a knotted bow of May Arts double-sided ribbon at the top. I finished off with some White Glaze pen dots around the blue layers and highlights on the waves and seagulls. I also added a few little accents with a clear Stardust pen for a little bit of shimmer.

17 comments

  1. *GASP*!! Oh my gosh, this looks AMAZING! I would love to give a card like this to my dad or FIL. You are soo great at this little thing called stamping!! :)

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Miss Julee!! What an awesome card!! I'm sure you're Dad will LOVE it!!

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  3. Terrific card! Love your new watermark, too! :)

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  4. What a beautiful card! I LOVE that lighthouse stamp! Very, very sweet!

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  5. He is going to love it Julee!! Wonderful card!

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  6. Awesome card. You're right. Kimmie's sketch challenge is perfect for this stamp. I know your dad will love it.

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  7. I love it!!! The scrabble pieces are my favorite part!

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  8. Heather PhillipsJune 16, 2007 at 8:01 AM

    beautiful card! it really makes me wish i were at the beach now, gee - thanks! ;) but really, it is a gorgeous card!

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  9. That is ONE WHOLE stamp?? Whoa, its long?? I don't think I have ever seen one shaped like that! Wonderfully naughtical!!

    squirrellyshirley

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  10. This is STUNNING!!! What a beautiful card...a true work of art.

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  11. wonderful father's day card! I love the look of the lines in that stamp. It looks like panoramic art!

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  12. This is too, too great! The white dots are perfect. They keep it all crisp and defined. I love it.

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  13. This is a lovely Father's Day card! So perfect for the occasion!!

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing this card with all of us. It was wonderful. I just love lighthouses on cards and the colors were great. Love the Dad with the tiles.

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  15. What a wonderful Masculine card Julee! Your Dad will love it!

    Linda

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  16. This is so pretty - and I just love the scrabble tiles, super cute touch!

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