Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lighthouses You'll Love!

Good Morning! Today is the beginning of Clear Dollar Stamps' July Sneak Peek Week! And, today I'm sharing a gorgeous new stamp set called "Sheltering Lights" that is one of my very favorite CDS stamp sets (so far - wink, wink) because I am a lighthouse lover, as well as anything nautical. This stamp set is a "must have" as it contains 2 beautifully illustrated lighthouses, by Laurie Wilson, as well as several pretty coordinating sentiments. For this card, I was striving to create a coral, sandy, clean feeling. I used my new Nestabilities Inverted Circle Dies along with the Regular Round and Scalloped Round Dies, and it created an interesting shape as well as texture to frame my stamped image. I used my Copic Sketch Markers to color and blend the main image on this, and worked my Cuttlebug quite a bit for texture on this card. The sentiment/quote is one of the sentiments included in the stamp set. To see other "Sheltering Lights" samples, see Candy Fosta, Nancy Grant, Stacy Morgan, Katie Renz, Sarah Taylor, Kim Teasdale, Cassie Trask & Laurie Wilson. "Sheltering Lights" will be released July 1st and is only available at

Stamps Used: Clear Dollar Stamps "Sheltering Lights"
Cardstock & Papers: K&Co. "Remake - Roam" Designer Paper Pad, Color Mates Light Geranium Cardstock, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Markers: Copic Sketch Markers - R02 Flesh, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, E02 Fruit Pink, E25 Caribe Cocoa, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, YR21Cream, B00 Frost Blue, BG000 Pale Aqua, BG11 Moon White, BG15 Aqua, C1, C3, C5 Cool Grays, 0 Colorless Blender, Signo White Gel Pen
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug "Bubbles" & "Swirls" Embossing Folders, Nestabilities Regular, Scalloped & Inverted Circle Dies, Paper Piercing Tool, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch Kit, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesive, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Jolee's By You Seagull, We R Memory Keepers XL White Eyelet, Loop Polyester Ribbon, KaiserCraft "Bliss" Self-Adhesive Pearls
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Copic Coloring & Blending, Dry Embossing, Machine Stitching, Paper Piercing


Tricia said...

Linda, your card is beautiful! I love how you layered the nesties!! Can't wait to see what else is in store!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty and calming Linda. A great layout with the spellbinders!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Linda, this card is georgous!! I love the two stacked nestables. That is a really cool look. Great thinking! The added texture with the stone/sand look really added a lot! Great Job!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Yep, you convinced me, I NEED this set!!! Every beach lover does!!! Such a stunning card!!


Becky said...

This is just stunning, love the different layers of nesties.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So stunning!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Linda this is beautiful. I love the way you did the background. WOW. I need to case that. Gorgeous coloring.