|The colors aren't accurate here but the glitter shows really well!|
|Close-up of the sand & DAD|
I'm going to be honest and say this lighthouse cut was a bit frustrating. It is from the Life is a Beach cartridge. This is not a cartridge I own (definitely one I want though!), but I was able to borrow it from my mom. Since I was borrowing it, I was not able to use my gypsy with it :( There is not blackout option for it (at least not that I could figure out). The only cuts available are the outline and the spots in red. Technically if you just put it together the way it cuts the glittered parts would have just been see through holes? You can see the handbook page here. So since that is not what I wanted, I glued the outline and red pieces together. Then glued that to a white piece of paper and cut around it. Of course with my Gypsy I could have just hidden some of the cuts!
Anyway on to the other pieces... The sand is made with a marble paper (I'm not sure what brand apparently I threw away the packaging). I cut the strips and then tore the tops. Typically I struggle with the whole tearing technique because I am a bit of a perfectionist, but here I really like it. After I tore it, I added Tulip glitter glue to the torn tops. The birds are cut from textured grey paper from Hobby Lobby. All of the other paper is from my scraps. I wanted to make sure that the card was obviously for Father's Day. I cut the letters for DAD from the same "sand" paper and glittered them as well. I wanted it to look like it was written in the sand. I also added glitter to the shells at the bottom. Last of all I used the D'vine Swirls embossing fold on the clouds.
* The Lighthouse - Life is a Beach at 3.75"
* The Birds - Life is a Beach at 1.5"
*The Clouds - Create-a-Critter at .5", .75", 1"
* The Shells - Create-a-Critter at .5", 75", 1"
*"DAD" - Pooh Font at 1"
I think it turned out really nice and my dad totally loved it :) As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts (and tips for the lighthouse if you have them)! I'll have another post in a couple of days so be sure to check back! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*
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