Saturday, 8 June 2019

C4C487 Lighthouse Rockin' Rectangle Pop-Up Card

Hello my crafty friends

This is my first post of the day ... for my Lynda Kanase Design Team post check back later this morning.

It's Saturday and that means a new challenge at the Crazy4Challenges Blog. Rebecca Ednie is our June Hostess and this is Rebecca's challenge for us this week:

It might not be quite warm enough for swimming but you can still enjoy the beach! Let’s make cards with sand on them. You can use real sand, sand paper, stamps or images.

I had wanted to use this lighthouse stamp set so decided Karen Burniston's Rockin' Rectangle would be perfect for it.  I've also been itching to try out the acetate card front that Karen B shared with her February Designer Challenge card (video linked at the end of my post). Teammate Frances Byrne has been making these and inspired me to just jump in and do it. Well, once I finally found the .02 weight acetate!

With this being the first time I made one of these, I learned a couple of things. I was so worried about avoiding a catch point, I didn't adhere the lighthouse panel far enough to the left and there was about a 1/8" gap where you could see the words from the centre arm decoration. I added a little rectangle to the front that overhangs the acetate and hides the words inside. 

The cute anchor is from Your Next Stamp and I cut it 4x then stacked them for a nice dimensional embellishment. I added some additional decoration with a gold gel pen.

Ha, it's hard to photograph something that is CLEAR, but in the photo below you can see the top edge of the acetate panel.

 Again, in hindsight I wish I had only added adhesive to the left side of the anchor panel as you can see the adhesive through the inside acetate.  I couldn't add a same sized panel on the inside to hide it or I would have had a catch point. I lightly attached the end of one of the border peel-off's and that helped mask it a little. Hopefully the friend I made this for will be forgiving.

Since I was stamping with the MISTI and had everything out anyhow, I stamped two more of the lighthouse panels to use on other cards later on. This was also the first time I used this Sand Castle embossing powder. I didn't realize it was going to be gold and shimmery - I thought it would be like ... um ... sand. So I had to go with it. Ha - the theme of this card, it seems.

This acetate card front is SUCH a fun idea! HERE is a link to Karen Burniston's blog post and video ...

Speaking of video's, I am going to attempt to add one here so you can see the card in action. Since I'm not convinced that it will actually work, I also uploaded it to YouTube (my first one!) so I am going to add that one below the first video and we will see what happens when the post goes live.

Blogger Video Upload:

YouTube Video Upload:

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C487.

Lighthouse, sand and inside greeting stamps - High Tide, Stampin' Up
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
1089 Rockin' Rectangle - Karen Burniston
White card stock
Patterned paper - Craft Smith
Sand Castle embossing powder - Brutus Monroe
1006 Nature Edges (to make cloud stencil) - Karen Burniston
Heavyweight Acetate
Peel Off Borders - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Porthole and Anchor - Your Next Stamp
Fantastic Friend Stamp - Hero Arts, My Monthly Hero kit for March 2019
Sakura gold gel pen
Nuvo Aztec Gold Glitter Pen

Thanks for stopping by today

1 comment:

StampOwl said...

Glad you finally got to make this style of card, look forward to seeing many more. The lighthouse is perfect for this.