Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Light You Shine

Hi Stampers!
Do you ever find yourself drawn to something that really has no basis in your surroundings or reality?  That's the case for me with lighthouses!  I don't know why I think they are so cool, but I do. We traveled to the Oregon coast years ago and toured as many as we could. I think I've been fascinated with them since watching the old Disney version of "Pete's Dragon" at the movie theater. There is something about their role as marking the coast to weary travelers, signaling light for those in trouble and whatever other purpose they serve. I know with our technology these days, they are somewhat obsolete, but they are still very cool.

I have a card today creating a lighthouse scene that was a whole lot of fun stamping! Here it is:

The stamp set is "High Tide" and has tons of elements to create a scene including water, land, lighthouses, birds, light, etc. I cut my lighthouse out after a stamped it and popped it up on dimensionals to give it some depth. It's a little hard to see, but I also added some Wink of Stella to my shining light for some glittery glow.

Here's a peek at the stamp set so you can see all the details:

I want to play with this some more and try the grasses and shore birds and maybe double stamping the light house with a lighter color first, then a darker color on top. I need to experiment with that one.

Thanks for joining me on my ocean-side adventure today. I've lived land-locked my whole life in SD, WY and MT so the ocean is a marvel to me, a little scary with a lot of intrigue!

Hope you are having a great week as we hurtle towards the 4th of July!
Happy Stampin'!

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