Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thomas Kinkade Lighthouse

For the Arty Girlz Challenge Blog was this card made. The challenge this week is "stamping"! Man ... it has been a while since i made a card completely stamped. So this WAS a challenge :-)These new pretty papers in the stores are just sooo tempting and beautiful. My husband needs a card for a co-worker, who is going through a rough time so i thought the lighthouse stamp (Thomas Kinkade image) would be something appropriate.
The base of the card is Very Vanilla, the green panel is Mellow Moss stamped with Cheesecloth background and sponged arround the edges in Mellow Moss. I stamped a pice of Creamy Caramel with Canvas backgrounder and Close Cocoa ink and distressed it. The Lighthouse was first stamped onto shimmery white CS in Mellow Moss and again with Versafine brown, cut the oval out and mounted it with spacer onto the image stamped in Mellow Moss. To repeat the more natural feeling of this card i used the SU twill i love so much on my cards. I stamped the first few words of a saying from "In My Thoughts" on the front of the card and added 3 dots (evenly spaced with the piercing tool as help) and the rest of the saying was stamped inside.
This card is totally inspired by the awesome Debbie Olsen. All supplies CS and stamps (TK is Cornish Heritage) are Stampin up products.

Have a Happy Valentines Day ladies!

24 comments:

Paula said...

Totally awesome stamp! Gorgeous card, love it!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, love that stamp

Stempelchaotin said...

Einfach traumhaft schön Claudi. Der Stempel ist klasse.

Stempelkätzchen said...

A great Card, I love the lighthouse, great colors.

Angelswings_2 said...

Hiya,
you won some candy on my blog.
Please email me with your address details then I will send it off to you.
Thanks
Kerry

Suzanne said...

This is a wonderfull card I really struggle with men's cards but this is great!!! Sue:o)

barnie said...

Eine tolle Karte, ich liebe Leuchttürme.

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Stunning card, love how the colours co-ordinate so well!

Happy Valentine's Day! Kim!

tillymint said...

Gorgeous card, the imae is lovely and I love the background stamp

Katharina said...

Was für ein wunderschönes Werk! Da zeigst du mal wieder wie vielseitig du doch bist! Einfach nur toll!

Marlou said...

stunning!!! work Claudia!!! so perfect, you are very talented lady :) xx

craftyb said...

Hi C, I love those TK stamps - this looks very simple but elegant and it's perfect for a man! bx

ink'n'rubba said...

fabulous card Claudia! it would be just perfect for a man's card, my Dad would love it!

leann said...

Claudia ~ WOW!!!!
This is stunning, I love it!
Glad your little parcel arrived safely :)
x x x

Deb said...

Such a beautiful card Claudia, I love the Thomas Kinkade design and how you layered it.

crissi said...

wow what can i say absolutley gorgeous.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card!!

Love your blog header too it's so sweet

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz :) xx

Rein said...

What a beautiful card!

Ila said...

What a Fabulous man card!!..great design and layout. Love your backgrounds too!!

Terrie B x said...

Wow simply beautiful...I love his images:)x

Tania said...

Great stamp!

Sian said...

I love and NEED to get some of these stamps.

Gorgeous card and love the colours.

Joan B said...

Gorgeous job!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card! I just came across your blog this evening. I love your blog header, I am a big bunny rabbit fan!

Chrissy