Friday, May 04, 2007

blog cannoli card

Here is the card that goes along with the blog cannoli - if you haven't entered yet and would like to receive this card along with the unmounted lighthouse stamp, leave a comment on the blog cannoli post below!

All stamps are from My Heart Stamps For You. I stamped the light house on watercolor paper, then sketched in the rest of the hill. I watercolored in the grass, and stamped a couple tufts in for texture...I wanted to use all MHS4U stamps and they don't have a grass tuft, so I improvised by stamping a portion of the pine branch. Worked for me!

I created a horizontal line for the ocean using a post-it note as a guide, and blended in the blue. For the waves, I actually used my Sakura quickie glue pen, and embossed white. I hate embossing. I'm just too impatient, and the paper always warps. But I figured watercolor paper was thick enough it wouldn't warp too much, and I wanted the white to stand out.

The photo corners are paper...they were white but I colored them in with an Adirondack marker. Brown staples on the horizontal strip. Mounting tape on the greeting panel. I wanted to use my Twinkling H20s but I had already done this panel previous to receiving them, BUT - one of the colors I have is called Oyster, and I painted a layer of that over the ocean - sparkle! Love it. Looks sooooo much better in real life, though maybe if you enlarge the picture you can see it a little better.

Thanks for checking in!


  1. Very nice! I like the way you did the waves - never would have thought of that!

  2. another amazing card with this stamp! You design wonderful cards...thanks for the inspiration.

  3. That is sure one pretty card. You do such beautiful work. Thanks for sharing this.
    Cheryl Sims