Card Inspiration | Lighthouse on Cliff | Sandpaper Road

Today, I am sharing a simple card I made with the “Lighthouse on Cliff” stamp from Technique Junkies and “Sea Stories” paper by Craft O’Clock.

I have made a ton of lighthouse-stamping projects and my go-to idea is to color in the lighthouse and add some feature for the searchlight on top. But this time, I wanted the lighthouse to blend in a bit more. 

I stamped the “Lighthouse on Cliff” image on vellum with VersaMark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then, I stamped the “Stir Your Soul” with VersaMark Ink and embossed in black.

I attached the vellum to a piece of patterned paper from the “Sea Stories” collection by Craft O’Clock. It’s easy to add liquid glue behind the white embossed stamped images, and then secure the corners with brads. The trick, however, is to wait to adhere the decorated card panel to the card base. This way, you don’t have to poke through the card base itself to add brads.

I finished off the card with metal corner embellishment stickers from my stash and a steering wheel fussy-cut embellishment from the “Sea Stories” paper collection.

See more techniques for stamping on vellum in the video tutorial:

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Card Inspiration | Grateful for Blessings

Today, I am sharing a nice variation to try with your fall/harvest stamps. When I first saw this stamp, I immediately thought of the mustard-y harvest goldenrod color for the wheat. But then I thought, what ELSE could I try?

I love the look of stamping and embossing on vellum, and I especially love white embossing powder on vellum. Stamped vellum is a fantastic overlay for a card or tag and it doesn’t take the focus away from the rest of the project.

You can watch me create this card in this video tutorial:

The “Life’s Little Blessings” stamp is part of the August 2021 new release from Technique Junkies. If you are interested, you can save 10% on this stamp and your entire order with my special coupon code TJ10ERIN !

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Card Inspiration | You Are Enough | Sandpaper Road

I love the beach stamps from Technique Junkies! So, today’s card inspiration comes to you with two stamps… “At the Beach Border” from the July 2021 release and “Enough” from the August 2021 release. 

First, I used VersaMark Ink to stamp the “At the Beach Border” on a piece of sand-colored cardstock and also on a piece of light blue colored cardstock. I embossed the image with clear embossing powder.

I fussy cut along the border of the “sand”. Then I carefully glued the sand cardstock right on top of the blue cardstock, lining up the stamped image perfectly.

I used colored pencils and a white gel pen to color in the little umbrellas and a few of the little beach towels. I also added a little color to a few of the people’s clothes. Then, I used VersaMark Ink again to stamp over top of the whole beach scene with the “Enough” stamp. This time, I used a fine black embossing powder instead of a clear powder.

The crazy thing is that because the sand-colored cardstock was glued over top of the blue, the sandy beach part was “raised up” a little bit. And because it was raised up a bit, I had a bit of an issue when I stamped the chairs over top. The VersaMark Ink on the left chair stuck to the “raised up” people on the sand background, but it didn’t stick to the blue water NEXT TO the people. I did not realize this until I sprinkled on the powder.

Easy fix, right? Except that before I re-inked the blue space showing through the chair, I stopped and looked at it for a minute. It actually looked kind of cool… like I had done it on purpose. So I left it that way.

I die cut the beach scene card panel with the Label Rectangle Stitched Die from Creek Bank Creations and also die cut a slightly larger white panel with the next largest die from the set. After adding a little tea dye ink to the edges, I mounted the whole thing on a piece of patterned paper by Echo Park and added a few fussy-cut beach balls from the same collection.

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