Friday, March 9, 2012

Lighthouse in Water Color - Masculine Card Idea

I have used this light house stamp before.  It is one of my favorites to use.  I suppose that is because it is one of my mom's stamps from when she was making and selling them, and my guy loves anything nautical.  He and I have climbed and photographed a number of lighthouses here on the east coast.

I chose blue card stock and incorporated the oranges from my sun rise as accent papers.  I feel the kraft card stock was a nice neutral color and tied the blue and oranges together nicely.

I decided not to use a sentiment so the card would be more versatile.  I love the 3 brads on the front of the card, but did not like them on the inside of the card.  So I followed up with a stripe on the inside of the card to help hide this.  Since the card stock is dark, I added the ledger paper on the inside for handwriting your favorite sentiments and/or memories.  

What do we do at the sea shore?  Collect sea shells!  So I thought it would be cute to add a sea shell to the inside as hidden surprise.

This card will be presented for:

Frosted Designs  Fabulous Friday Challenge - Kraft Paper
Polka Doodles    Week 10 - Giveaway...lets hear it for the Boys!
Totally Paper Craft  Challenge 107 - My Favorite Things
Wags 'n Whiskers  Challenge 74: Spring Break

Thank you for stoping by to visit.  I hope you enjoyed my card and were able to draw some inspiration from it.

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Fabulous card - you have coloured the lighthouse perfectly and I love the decorated inside.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  2. Awesome masculine card Teresa!! Thanks for playing with us at Polka Doodles!!

  3. I love how you really carried your theme, the orange paper to emulate the sun rise, the sea shell on the inside! Nicely done! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  4. Great use of the Kraft paper. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!!!

  5. Great card! love the colour choice works really well. Many thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week
    Nelly x

  6. I like that you opted for the vacation side of our 'Spring Break' challenge. Thanks for playing along with Wags 'n Whiskers! Hope you will join us again!