Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s fun fold is a Tunnel card. It is so cool when you open it up to reveal the “tunnel” on the inside of the card.
I love lighthouses! When I first saw the High Tide Stamp Set I knew I had to have it. I enjoy visiting lighthouses during our travels and learning the history of each. I made this card for my husband for Father’s Day. I am usually very last minute; however, this year I am going to be away for Father’s Day so I needed to make his card before I left. I love this sentiment from High Tide…it works for Father’s Day as well as other occasions. Parenting is not always easy and it helps to have someone to support you with the tough decisions. I feel like we got lucky in the kid department…we are blessed with two wonderful children and we are so proud of both of them.
Let’s get to today’s card…
You need two 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ sheets of card stock. The “window” piece is scored at 2-1/8, 4-1/4″ & 6-3/8″. I used Shimmery White and Marina Mist.
Die cut a window in the center of the window piece (I used the Layering Circles Framelits).
The “base” piece is stamped before folded in half. I did a watercolor wash on the top portion of my card using Soft Sky Ink and my Aqua Painter. I stamped the water with Marina Mist ink then sponged it with a sponge dauber.
Adhere the left panel and the right panel of the window piece to the base piece.
Decorate the front of the card as you like. I used Shimmery White cardstock and did the same watercolor wash, stamping, and sponging as I did on the inside. I used Sahara Sand around the base of my lighthouse. The lighthouse is a two step stamp. I used Dapper Denim and Smoky Slate then fussy cut the lighthouse.
I stamped the sentiment from Crazy About You in Marina Mist and layered this piece on a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Marina Mist. I wrapped some Linen Thread and tied and bow before adhering it to the card base. It really is a simple card with a WOW factor when you open it! Some simple stamping on the envelope flap and it’s done! (A week ahead…I think this might be a record for me!! LOL)
Stamp Sets: High Tide, Crazy About You Inks: Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight Papers: Marina Mist, Shimmery White Tools & Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Sponge Daubers, Aqua Painter, Linen Thread
During my last alphabet series I had a quiz for the letter Q. The school year is almost over so it’s time for a test. Let’s have some fun for a chance to win a special treat. (Yes, only a teacher would think taking a test is fun!) Below are some photos from a few of the lighthouses I have visited during our travels. Leave a comment with your answers and I will choose a winner using random.org. Good Luck!
- Where was the first lighthouse built in the United States? (Hint: It is the state where I grew up.)
- What is the name of the lighthouse pictured below and where is it located? (Hint: It is the tallest lighthouse in the U.S.)
3. Where is this lighthouse located? (What country? Hint: Use your observation skills!)
4. What state are both of these lighthouses located? a) Maine b) Georgia c) North Carolina
5. On what island is this lighthouse located? (Hint: It’s the setting for Anne of Green Gables.)
6. On which Massachusetts island is this lighthouse located? (Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket?)
7. The location of this lighthouse is one of my favorite places to visit. Where is it? a) Cape Cod, Massachusetts b) Cape May, New Jersey c) Bar Harbor, Maine
8. The location of this lighthouse is one of my favorite places to visit. Where is it? a) Cape Cod, Massachusetts b) Cape May, New Jersey c) Bar Harbor, Maine
I hope you enjoyed these photos of different lighthouses. I apologize for the quality… I was in a hurry and just took a photo of a photo for these directly from my scrapbooks. (I wish I was a better photographer!) I hope this inspires you to have fun with the High Tide Stamp Set! Don’t forget to leave a comment with your answers. I will announce the winner on Monday. You have until 11 pm (EST) Sunday evening to enter!
I almost forgot… T is also for Tic Tac Toe! Our very first Tic Tac Toe Challenge begins this Thursday, June 8th! That’s tomorrow! Visit us now to read up on the rules so you are ready to play along with us and s-t-r-e-t-c-h your creativity!
Have a terrific day!
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