Monday, April 20, 2009

GINAK PREVIEW DAY 1 - GUIDING LIGHT

Today is Preview Day 1.

I just LOVE the Guiding Light stamp set designed by Rupa Shevde. It has so many wonderful images as well as sentiments that I had a hard time picking which one to feature on my blog today (I've already made 3 very different cards with this stamp set so be sure to attend the party in the GinaK Forum at SCS on Thursday to see the others ;). I love the way the sea gull is perched on the bulkhead. I can just smell the salt in the air and feel the breeze - I LOVE the sand, ocean, the breeze ~ so naturally, I adore this set.

For this card, I stamped the image twice, then cut out the gull and popped him up with some dimensionals. I sponged the background with baja breeze and used my aquapainter and basic brown ink to color the bulkhead. Next, I added some twine to for a 3-d effect on the posts. I simple punch a hole then ran it through just as I would ribbon, taping the loose ends on the backside. I added some Malibu sand by Muddpuddles to the base of the bulkhead under the grass (colored with my aquapainter and kiwi kiss ink). I stamped out the Dad sentiment and used my oval punch to punch it out, then combined it with my HPH. The narrow baja breeze layer was run through my cuttlebug with the swirls folder which I inked up with baja breeze to give it some depth. I also used my oval punches to create tabs which actually hinge the front to the back of the card.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created with this set as well as the Wee Tees set designed by Melanie Meunchinger, also being previewed today.

Thanks for stopping by, and check back tomorrow for Preview Day 2...


13 comments:

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous, Beverly! I love your coloring and the twine on the posts!

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome Bev! Love that seagull popped like that and the twine!

Carolyn King said...

gorgeous card! i love every detail. Your coloring is fabulous!

Terri E. said...

What a great card for Dads.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! All the little details are great! One of the BEST male cards I have seen!

Sharri Seffens said...

Great card Beverly! I love the popped up seagull and the coloring is beautiful.

Melanie said...

love the sand, and great colors!

Tamara said...

Great card. I love the hemp twine you added on the posts.

Donna Baker said...

what a beautiful card, Beverly!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Bev!!! :)

Jessica said...

Breath-taking, Bee!!! I love your card - the colors are so striking on my computer screen... wow!! Great job!

Anonymous said...

I knew when I read the title, it would be a beautiful card. Love is for Dad's. MOM

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