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Fri 10

Oceanside Lighthouse Card
by Donna

Good morning everyone!

I hope you're enjoying all the new dies featured in our blog blitz this week, as well as all the creative projects!  I love lighthouses, so the new Oceanside Lighthouse and Waves will quickly become a favorite die of mine!


To make this card I cut two pieces of watercolor paper the same size and ran one through the die cut machine using the Cool Cloud Collage die.  I watercolored the plain paper layer.  The die cut paper was inked lightly with vintage photo ink and misted with water (do not ink the clouds). Cover the clouds with a scrap piece of paper and spatter the paper with black ink.  Die cut the lighthouse and waves from watercolor paper.  The solid wave and lighthouse were painted with watercolors. 


Glue two strips of washi tape to the top left corner of the cloud die cut panel and use foam tape to adhere this to the watercolored panel.  Once again using foam tape adhere the lighthouse to the card front.  Glue the waves in place and add some pieces of cheesecloth to the card front. Tie a piece of jute around the card front and embellish with a button. Glue the card front to a Crimson cardstock layer and adhere this to a White card base. To finish the card, add Black epoxy dots to the top right corner.

I hope you enjoyed todays card and don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the new Oceanside Lighthouse and Waves die.  You have until Sunday, March 12th at 11:59 p.m. EST to leave your comments.

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by today!




This is gorgeous! I love anything to do with the ocean!

This is a great lighthouse scene and such a clever way of coloring the different parts of the die. It makes me feel like I'm at the seashore.

So beautiful! Your colors are spot on - totally captures the sky, sea and sand, and the die is awesome!

Wow! Love your card - it has such a nautical feel!

Great card! Really love all the new released dies. Thanks for sharing your card with us

Awesome card!! Love the texture & that gorgeous lighthouse!

I love the little mixed media elements on this beautiful and adorable scene, eye catching!

I love a good lighthouse too... Reminds me of summer days! A lovely card with a great design.

My friend collects lighthouses...this would be so perfect for cards to her!

The lighthouse is so nicely designed! Very useful in creating a coastal scene.

Oh Donna, your card is beautiful.
I LOVE this lighthouse die, I could really use this. I am from Nova Scotia and one of the destinations most visitors come here to see is the lighthouse at Peggy's Cove.

Lovely scene (one I wish were at right now..lol) and beautiful design and creation!

Absolutely lovey, the perfect card for summer. :)

What a great card for a guy ,thanks for sharing.

Love your card and the lighthouse die...Can almost smell the salt air!

So divine work♥ the die is so wonderful♥

Love all the of details... splatters, cheesecloth, string and of course die-cuts!

so very cool, love the summer beach feel to it!

Beautiful card! What a great summer feel!

Gorgeous card. My Mom is a total fanatic about lighthouses. She travels just to visit them and take pictures and keeps amazing scrapbooks. Awesome water coloring! Thanks for showing how to make your card!!! So very nicely done!

That has to be my favorite lighthouse die on the market!!!! I love that it has the waves combined with it. This would be perfect for my cards that I donate to the Ducks Unlimited Auctions......I need this one for sure!!!!!! Your card is amazing with all the texture and layers. It's picture perfect! :)

Love this card, super dies used and the added texture is just perfect. xx

Great card! Awesome new dies!

Love it!

As I live at the Belgian Coast, I love maritime cards! This is a very lovely one, great how you worked this out!

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