Ever since the first time I saw the Cana Island Lighthouse in Door County, WI, I have been in love with it. Walking the grounds of this little island I could imagine what it must have been like to live here, and how wonderful it would be if I could ever see the inside of the keeper's house or go up in the tower. Well, after many years, that dream came true. The Lighthouse Historical Society purchased the island and lighthouse from the government and opened the keeper's house up first to the public, and several years ago, opened the tower up to visitors. I have been back several times since and climbed the tower 3 times now. The view is just amazing!!!!!!!!! I love lighthouses and Door County has many. But I think no matter how many I may ever visit, Cana Island will always be my favorite. Now to my card..........the cb is Smoky Slate with a large mat of Night of Navy DP. Around this I attached my Smoky Slate chevron ribbon and then tied some navy baker's twine on top of that, giving it a sort of nautical feel. On top of this I adhered my Smoky Slate mat which was embossed with the Square Lattice folder and matted on ww, and I adhered my strip of polka dot Night of Navy dp. On top of this I adhered my image which I embossed with Smoky Slate powder on Night of Navy cs and matted on ww. I used the ticket punch for my corners on this piece. I popped up both my embossed mat and then my image mat. I can hardly wait to see all the lighthouse cards in the gallery this week, and to find out who I tickle:) TFL ladies.
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 GMT Views: 811
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 68434
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 12:28 PM
Thank you for sharing the story about the lighthouse, Mary.
What a great card, too, I love the perspective in this stamp with the path leading up to the light, and the bare tree behind it.
Since I lost my head for heights I'm not so sure about ever trying to make it up a lighthouse! I once had a terrible time trying to go back down from a tower we climbed here, I practically had to shut my eyes and go backwards.
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 1:40 PM
Love your happy tale about your favorite lighthouse Mary! Isn't it wonderful when things come to fruition?!! Wonderful card!!! Love the embossed scene with your lighthouse taking center stage! Fantastic use of papers and layering too! Add your ribbon and twine trimming and it really says nautical!!! Beautiful and handsome card Mary!!!