Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cardz TV Challenge

Mary at Cardztv is having a challenge this week to create a beach theme father's day item.  Because I needed a card for my father-in-law anyway I decided to make a card.  I really liked Mary's lighthouse design and because my father-in-law collected lighthouses the design was perfect.  I used Life is a Beach and cut the lighthouse at 4 1/2".  I really didn't like the way the lighthouse cut and the image didn't have a shadow so I used my Gypsy and hid all the center cuts and used it as a base to attach the lighthouse and to make it sturdier because it would be popped up.

I also love this ribbon folding technique I learned from the Denami Stamps site, so I used blue ribbon to make the waves that are sitting just behind the faux sand.  The sand was created by simply ripping the tops of two pieces of tan paper, inking them a little darker and layering them on top of each other.  I have also created sand by using actual sand that is mixed with a glue for scrapbook pages, but it would have been to heavy for a card, so I stuck with the faux sand. 

The base of the card is white. To get the cloud look I used a dabber from Tim Holz, dampened it and using a light teal ink I gently patted the top half of the card for the cloudy sky look.

I finished off the lighthouse with some black and yellow stickles and (to quote my grandson) Voila!  Here is the final product.....

The sentiment was typed in Word and then punched out with an EK Success punch. It is also pop dotted to keep the dimension even.

Easy technique and can be used on any width of ribbon. Depending on how close you lay the ribbon will give you a different 'wave'. 
Thanks for looking and happy scrappin!!

3 comments:

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Oops, maybe my first comment didn't post. Just wanted to say how FABULOUS your ribbon wave is! It looks great with your torn paper "sand." Love DeNami designs, so I'm going to hop over and check out the tutorial. P.S. I found your blog while hopping the entries to Mary's challenge @ CardzTV. TFP!
Bernadet
bernadetscraftblog.blogspot.com

girlia said...

Awesome job on this card. The ribbon waves are adorable.

Flamenco92627/Julieta said...

I'm going to sound like a broken record but I also love the ribbon! It all looks terrific.