Using the lighthouse image from Just Rite's By The Sea collection, coupled with the sentiment from their Wedding Nested Sentiments and Verse I set about to create the Just Rite 048 Sketch Challenge. Looking through m cardstock stash, I found paper that reminded me of blue-green ocean water and I decided to do a tone on tone card. The focal background paper is actually a photograph of water I happened to have.The lighthouse and rope border was stamped using StazOn Teal Blue and hand cut out of the lighter blue cardstock. I then covered it thickly with Crystal Effects. ( A magnet on the back and I have a a refrigerator magnet...but that is another crafting session!)
To continue with cardmaking... I used a cuttlebug folder to create the "waves" on the light blue cardstock behind the lighthouse, MayArts ribbon was gathered and adhered to the back of the lighthouse oval. The sentiment was trimmed by hand cuts and mounted on a stitched Spellbinders oval cut. The rope border from the By the Sea set was stamped, coated with Crystal Effects and placed around the sentiment.
Sheer light blue and ocean blue ribbon from May Arts was twisted and affixed to the card. Tiny seashells were then used to further enhance the feel off the sea. A little bit of Stickles was used to enhance the beacon of light. Now the card is ready to be given to the "Light of my Life".