Monday, August 23, 2021

By the Sea

 Hello , thanks for stopping by to see what I have been crafting while at the lake, it seems appropriate to have a water realted csrd for the Seize The Birthday challenge #221 By the Sea is the topping. I was inspired by the surprise party guest Jenny, so in packing for the lake I added my lighthouse die and a scrap of ancient Stampin' up patterned paper, I'm sure it is the final piece. 

I love taking pictures on the breakwall overlooking the lake, although when I was there to take the picture the sun decided to hide. I smooshed the scrap of watercolour paper into distress oxide blues. making sure I had a darker spot for the water, My first pass with the die it didn't want to cut one spot, so I grabbed the waxed paper and gave it another try it was perfect. Now I didn't throw the first one away I used the top half and put the yellow between the two layers, the red I paper pieced. The die cuts the lighthouse out of a piece of cardstock but I wanted it to be a circle and used a postage stamp circle die to cut it out. I also cut two heavy cardstock circles to give the circle some elevation.  

Finished the inside with scraps of paper and a sentiment from Printworks. (I like this as I use it for Christmas as well) 

I'm entering this in:

Seize the Birthday ~~ Challenge #221 By The Sea 

Happy Little Stampers ~~ Anything Goes with Dies.

Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic week. 


Lindsey said...

This is beautiful! Your smooshed background is absolutely perfect, you have waves crashing near the lighthouse - looks so good. Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

JulieP said...

On behalf of both challenges *wink* I'd like to thank you for playing along. Your seaside card is extra special when photographed by the seaside. Thanks again Barbara!!!

Nancy said...

I love nautical cards and this one is no exception. You can see the waves crashing in on the lighthouse and I love that the lights are on. Awesome job and thanks for playing at Seize the Birthday!

TaeEun said...

What a perfect ink smooshing for the sea! The white die cut wave and lighthouse look great on it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!