I have a 3 fer today - I wanted to play with this weeks Free 4 all - encouraging words, and the Ways to Use it - Let it Shine/use a light house challenges and then today Featured Stamper Sue had this lovely light house card in her gallery and I was able to get all three challenges done in this card!
I used different stamps, different techniques and different colors on my card but used the same theme.
I made my background by rubbing Broken China Distress ink and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on my craft mat, spritzed with water and then dragged a panel of watercolor paper though the inks, drying, re-dragging through the inks, drying - until I was happy with how it looked.
Then I cut a piece of computer paper with a wavy line (I actually have a paper cutter that does that!) and laid the mask along the bottom of my panel and sponged with Walnut Stain Distress to create the darker layer of earth - moved the mask up a little and sponged again with Frayed Burlap Distress ink to make a lighter layer of earth.
I die cut and stamped the light house, sponged one side with Frayed Burlap and layered it over the panel with foam dots. I stamped the birds and sentiment directly onto the panel.
Congrats on being the FS this week Sue - I had not been in your gallery and enjoyed looking through it today!
I will be making several more of this card as our church sends out encouraging cards to the elderly and I think this will fit the bill!