Monday, June 7, 2010

You Light Up My Life


Hi everyone!  Today's card was inspired by the OWH Stars and Stamps theme challenge, You Light Up My Life!  The awesome Sketched Lighthouse is a digital image from KLM Designs.  And the fun layout was inspired by the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #18.

My card base is Real Red layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Chocolate Chip cardstock embossed using the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder.  The shadow layer is three 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 pieces of Close To Cocoa cardstock.  The Sketched Lighthouse was printed on PTI White using my Epson Photo Printer and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced the edges then layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock.

I thought the card needed a bit of yellow to bring out the beam of light at the top of the lighthouse as well as to highlight the theme "You Light Up My Life" so I added two copper photo hangers attaching them with matching copper brads and finished them off by threading shimmery yellow grosgrain ribbon through the hooks and tying each in a beautiful knot.

Hope you have a great day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Lighthouse (KLM Designs)
  • Paper: Real Red, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and PTI White
  • Ink: Copics T2, E74, E79, YG63, YG67, Y15, R29, R46
  • Other: Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder, Grosgrain Ribbon, Aged Copper Photo Hangers, Aged Copper Brads and Mounting Tape 

8 comments:

Carrie said...

Wow Karen that lighthouse really pops in red on the brown background. Love the color combo too.

Judy said...

Karen this is beautiful!

jimlynn said...

Karen, this is just so classy looking! So pretty.
Lynn

Tammy said...
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Tammy said...

This is awesome Karen!! What a fantastic lighthouse image! And I absolutely love the photo hangers..they are perfect for this image!

Patty (LaLatty) said...

WOW, Karen ...what a fantastic lighthouse card! Love your ribbon treatment too!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Simply gorgeous Karen, love the way you used the sketch and the paper piercing is a nice detail!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful! I love the colors- the red is perfect- and love your LO. TFS!