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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lighthouse Card MFP Simple Salutation Ch#5 Bldg

Today is my start of 2nd month being part of Mark's Finest Papers team hosting the Simple Salutations challenge. This week Challenge #5 is Buildings.

Again,  I challenged myself to create a card using a sketch and on a new technique which is to mask part of a stamp.

Sketch is from House That Stamps Built (see below). Used MFP Lighthouses stamp and masked off the trees. First time for me masking off part of a stamp. Used a small piece of cardstock held over the part that I did not want stamped on card; thus masking it off.

Used Kraft cardstock as base. Used Paper Pizazz scrapbook paper that had a Lighthouse image on it. Scanned the scrapbook paper onto americana off-white Kraft cardstock for two 5" x7" pieces (one to be used on front of card & 1 to be used on inside of card). Trimmed the americana off-white Kraft cardstock with scanned image. Stamped the MFP lighthouse. Added Spellbinder pennants. Stamped "Happy Birthday" sentiment on one of the pennants. Punched/embossed the Martha Stewart (MS) Sand Dollars. Added the Sand Dollars to front of card. Added a 2nd piece of americana off-white Kraft cardstock with scanned lighthouse image to inside of card. Added the Starfish that are punched out of center of MS Sand Dollars to inside of card.

Front of card:

Inside of card: 

ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Martha Stewart: SandDollar/StarFish punch/embosser
7 3/8" x 9" Base Kraft carstock
4 3/4" x 5 7/8" americana Kraft off-white
core'dinations Gem Jasper crdstock - Sand Dollars
Paper Pizazz Seashell Collage
the Paper Company Heritage cardstock - pennants
Spellbinders: Shapeabilities Nested Pennants
MFP Big Cats - sentiment & Lighthouses - lighthouse image 

Entering this into the following challenges: 

A Blog Named Hero Ch#9 Freestyle unlim 8/1-11
Anything Goes Ch72 Let's not be Square unlim 7/24-8/6 

Aud Sentiments Ch59 Tag It unlim 7/18-31 

Bearly Mine Ch46 Anything Goes lim2 2nd 7/31-8/6
Friends of Speedy TV Ch Die Cuts unlim 7/30-8/5 
Fresh Brewed FBC107 Aug Prize Ch lim5 1st 8/1-9/4

Getting Cricky Simply Sun Ch Summer Celebrations unlim 7/1-8/4
Gingerloft GL45 Silhouettes unlim 7/22-8/18
Hooked On Crafts Ch23 Let's Celebrate unlim 7/30-8/25 

House That Stamps Built Sketch 7/25-8/7

Kraft Journal Use any Sketch unlim I used House That Stamps Built Sketch 7/30-8/5
Lia Stampz Ch22 Birthday 7/30-8/15
Love to Create Ch26 Add a Tag lim3 2nd 7/30-8/5
Paper Playtime Ch80 Anything Goes unlim 7/30-8/4 
Party Time Tues PTT79 Anything Goes unlim 7/31-8/6
Scrap-Creations Anything Goes lim2 2nd 7/30-8/5
Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch What do you say? sentiment unlim 7/30-8/5
Twisted Tues 2TC17 Free For All lim3 2nd 7/31-8/5 
 Wags 'n Whiskers Ch84 Try a new technique unlim my new technique is masking off part of a stamp 7/27-8/2


  1. Love your card. :) Thank you for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  2. This card is gorgeous .........Lis

  3. Lovely card, both inside and out.
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Hugs TC x

  4. Nice take on the sketch. Pretty stamp set.

  5. Love the monochromatic look! Very pretty card...both the outside and the inside! Thank you for playing at Lia Stampz for our birthday challenge.

  6. Your card is so creative - Thank you for playing along with us at The House That Stamps Built.

  7. This is so beautiful!!! Love the lighthouses! Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  8. Very pretty Melissa!! I love the softness of the colors and the pretty sand dollars ;)

  9. Saw this at your Simple Salutations challenge. Great layout. Thanks for playing with us again at FOSTV.

  10. Love the image on this fabulous card.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge.
    Hugs Emma xx

  11. Great lighthouse! Thank you for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  12. Nice monochrome effect and Great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create. NancyD

  13. What a peaceful card! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal.

  14. This is beautiful!! I love lighthouses!! What an awesome card!! Thanks for playing along at Getting Cricky and Paper Playtime, and I hope you have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. Lovely light house card, great job with the sketch too! Thanks for playing along at Twisted Tuesday Challenges this week!

  16. Beautiful card...

    Thanks for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes.. good luck and hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  17. I love the shells. I wish I was at the beach. This card makes me long for a vacation! :) Love it.

    Thanks for entering the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky! Good luck and don't forget to enter this month's. It starts Today at noon :)

    Getting Cricky Design Team Member

  18. Beautiful!! Love how you used your pennants for your tags! Thanks for joining us this week at "Add A Tag" at Love to Create Challenge

  19. Wow - I like what you did with the lighthouse - great idea. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Gingerloft Challenge.

  20. brilliant card very different and I love your blog background BTW. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenges Blog hugs Jess xx

  21. another wonderful card--perfect for masculine recipients!

    Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!

    Good luck

    A Blog Named Hero

  22. Wonderful card. The inside is just as gorgeous as the outside! Thanks for playing along with Challenge #9 at A Blog Named Hero.

  23. Wonderful card. Love your masking. Thanks for joining Gingerloft Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  24. Beautiful work, thanks so much for sharing with us at Hooked on Craft.

    Liz Weber
    Hooked on Craft Design Team