Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Strong Tower

This is my second card created with Clear Dollar Stamps, "Sheltering Lights" & "Shinng Strength". For this card I chose a teal flavor to satisfy a CDS Design Team Challenge to make a monochromatic card. I love making monochromatic cards and this one was no exception. I used some teal-colored coordinating designer paper to make most of the card, except the paper on the right panel, which is so old from my scrapbooking days, that I don't even know what it is other than it looks like water. LOL But, it's always good to use paper that I've been hoarding for years, literally. The main stamp image was colored & blendied with Copic Sketch Markers, the fish charm and monkey fist was added to create a "nautical feel" to the card. "Sheltering Lights" stamp set contains two light houses and several sentiments. The sentiment on this card is from another stamp set called "Shining Strength", devoted to speaking of God's strength and might. It's a lovely sentiment set and coordinates beautifully with "Sheltering Lights". Both stamp sets will be released on July 1st and available for purchase at To see other "Sheltering Lights" & "Shining Strength" samples, see Candy Fosta, Nancy Grant, Stacy Morgan, Katie Renz, Sarah Taylor, Kim Teasdale, Cassie Trask & Laurie Wilson.

Stamps Used: Clear Dollar Stamps "Sheltering Lights" & "Shining Strength"
Cardstock & Papers: Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph Designer Paper Collection, K&Co. "Remake - Ocean Blues" Designer Paper Pad, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Markers: Copic Sketch Markers - Y21 Buttercup Yellow, YR21 Cream, YR24 Pale Sepia, B00 Frost Blue, B32 Pale Blue, BG000 Pale Aqua, BG11 Moon White, BG15 Aqua, BG18 Teal Blue, BG72 Ice Ocean, YG03 Yellow Green, G21 Lime Green, E34 Orientale, C1, C3, C5 Cool Grays, 0 Colorless Blender, Signo White Gel Pen
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug "Bubbles" Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Curved Rectangle Dies, Fiskars "Wave" Shaper Scissors, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesive, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, White Nylon Twine, Crochet Thread, K&Co. "Sea Glass" Collection Charm, Robin's Nest "Water" Dew Drops
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Copic Coloring & Blending, Dry Embossing, Machine Stitching


Cassie said...

Linda, your sneaks for these sets are wonderful as always! I love all the textures, and I'll bet you had so much fun with these samples. Just gorgeous, Linda!

Tricia said...

Oh, it's my dd's verse! Her name is Tara - which means "tower" and that is the verse I always think of when I think of her. Sigh. More stamps to buy!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh wonderful colors and coloring on this one Linda. I really like the *real* lighthouse you showed up below this post.

auntbeespickles said...

Oh Linda - amazing! I love every aspect of this card! The waves - WOW, the knot - WOW, the little fish charm - WOW, the coloring - WOW. GREAT GREAT JOB!! I'm in love with this card!! You go girl!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

WOW, how beautiful!!! I love the colors on this one!!! Absolutely stunning!!


Shawne said...

Gorgeous cards! I really love the layering and textures on the first one!