I couldn't resist pairing my new High Tide stamp set with the Seaglass paper pad I had in my craft supplies. I want to make more cards using this great new stamp set because I need masculine birthday cards, but for this one, I wanted to use one of the sentiments included in the set. None of them are birthday-related, so I picked the one that says, "Let hope be your lighthouse, beckoning you through stormy seas." I think it's a lovely encouragement.
I also pulled out the Cable Knit embossing folder to use as a nautical knot border. (I can't take credit for that idea - it's something I spotted on Pinterest, but I thought it was genius! And a great way to use my new favorite embossing folder throughout the year.) Three enamel shape stars for various packs were added to finish the look. The sentiment was embossed in copper powder over the image to make it stand out, and I added a dab of Gold Wink of Stella over the ray of light (only the part that is closest to the lighthouse, to darken it out and give it shine).
Design was based on Match the Sketch challenge #161.
Stamps: Marée haute (High Tide - Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon, Midnight Muse, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Patterned Papers: Seaglass (Craft Smith)
Ink: Midnight Muse, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, VersaMark
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Wonky Stitches Square Die-namics (My Favorite Things),
Stampin' Dimensionals, Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Enamel Shapes (2016-2018 In Color, Regals, Metallics),
Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine, Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder