Beacon of Hope Card Pair

Materials

  • Natural Smooth cardstock (Prism Papers)
  • Wild Asparagus patterned (My Mind’s Eye): My Husband Collection; Always Collection
  • Eyelets or brads

Tools

  • Scene It! Beacon of Hope stamp set (Cornish Heritage Farms)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad (Tsukineko)
  • COPIC markers (Imagination International)
  • Paper piercer

Directions

STEP 1

  • Make Natural Smooth card base. Using photos as guides, cut and adhere a 4”x5-1/4” piece of paisley (blue card) or striped paper (brown card) to card front.

STEP 2

  • Stamp image and sentiment onto Natural Smooth cardstock; trim to 2-5/8”x3-3/4” for brown card and 2-7/8” square for blue card. Color image with markers and mat on appropriate solid paper.

STEP 3

  • For brown card, cut 1”x2” brown strip, pierce three holes and insert brads. Adhere strip to center left side of striped paper.

STEP 4

  • Cut contrasting strip (blue card) or block (brown card) of patterned paper and mat on same solid as image; adhere layers to card as shown.

STEP 5

  • Insert eyelets in end of striped strip on blue card.

More

  • 1. Use stamped image and sentiment to embellish a prayer or gratitude journal.
  • 2. Stamp several small lighthouse images and mat together in a triple-opening frame.
  • 3. Experiment with different colorization techniques like watercolors, colored pencil or chalk.
by Michele Boyer
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