Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a fun Father’s Day card featuring the Lighthouse Point Bundle! Since Father’s Day is right around the corner and the Stamp It Group’s Father’s Day Blog Hop was this last Saturday, I would just keep up the momentum with making Father’s Day cards. For my card on Saturday, I used a simple technique to create a sunset using the Clear Block E and ink pads, but today I changed things up by using Stampin’ Write Markers and Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper! This is such an easy way to create multicolor layered backgrounds, I think I might get a little obsessed with this…and the Deckled Rectangle Dies! I think what really appeals to me with this technique is how the colors slightly run together giving you a totally different and unique look each time. If I’m not quite sure how something is going to turn out, I always practice on a piece of scrap paper (usually printer paper) because I don’t want to waste my cardstock if I don’t have to, lol! So, get your Stampin’ Write Markers out to make this super cute card!
The base layer for the card front is this design from the Vellum Layering Designs, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. For the nighttime sky, cut a piece of watercolor paper at 4 ½” x 3 ½”, which will be slightly bigger than the Clear Block E. I used Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, and Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Markers along the bottom, middle, and top (respectively) on the horizontal block, spritzed the block with water (the amount is up to you, I think I spritzed 4-5 times), and press the block onto the watercolor paper. Note-if you press the block completely down and wait, the ink will completely absorb into the paper and if you have spritzed enough water, you will not have any white splotchy areas. I used the third from the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to die-cut out and used the “splatter” stamp from Daffodil Daydream to stamp along the top in white craft ink.
2. I placed some adhesive sheet on the back of the mirrored Silver Specialty Paper and used the detailed die to die-cut out.
3. I used Starry Sky, Real Red, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers to color the sentiment to stamp on Basic White cardstock and used the coordinating sentiment die to die-cut out.
4. On Basic White cardstock, stamp the lighthouse light in Daffodil Delight ink, ink the lighthouse stamp in Basic Gray ink, stamp off once and stamp on the cardstock, the lighthouse stripes are in Starry Sky ink, and use a Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color in the lantern room. These are both die-cut out with the coordinating dies.
5. The rocks are stamped in Smoky Slate ink on Smoky Slate cardstock and die-cut out with the coordinating die.
To assemble the card front, adhere the die-cut watercolor paper centered, but slightly to the left, to the Vellum base layer, adhere the die-cut lighthouse as shown, use mini dimensionals to adhere the die-cut light and rocks, remove the adhesive backing from the Silver Specialty die-cut to adhere as shown, and use mini dimensionals to adhere the die-cut sentiment over the silver die-cut as shown. This completed piece is adhered to a Smoky Slate cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock and stamp your Father’s Day sentiment in Night of Navy ink. The sentiment I used is from A Cut Above, which is retired:
For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, I inked the lighthouse stamp in Basic Gary ink, stamped off once, and partially stamped on the envelope. The stripes are stamped in Starry Sky ink and the lantern room is colored with a Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker:
Whether it’s cardstock or watercolor paper, I just love how the block stamped backgrounds turned out! For this card, using different Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, and Night of Navy really gave a unique nighttime sky, don’t you think? I did find that using Stampin’ Write Markers was not nearly as messy as using stamp pads, especially since all three of these pads are well inked, lol! So, one or two colors use stamp pads and any more use markers. If you notice one thing I missed, is that on the card front versus that envelope, the stripes on the lighthouse. The lighthouse with stripes is a two-step stamp, however, there is a small “striped” stamp all on it’s own! I wasn’t quite sure if it was for the lighthouse, so I waited to test it out on the envelope to see if that is where it should be stamped. This way, you can see what the lighthouse looks light with or without this extra stripe!
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