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You are my Guiding Light and how to create custom-made Sentiments

March 25, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this card and how to make your own custom-made sentiments:

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut a background panel and a wave border from watercolor paper with one of the Stitched Rectangles and one of the Ocean Edges
  • die cut the Lighthouse elements from white Soft Finish Cardstock

Step 2: Add Color

  • color the background with Distress Oxide Ink (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans) and a Blending Brush
  • add water droplets for more texture
  • add color to the wave border with Distress Oxide Ink (Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire) and add some splatters with watered-down Distress Oxide Ink Chipped Sapphire
  • for the seafoam ink up the edge of the wave border with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Seafoam White embossing powder
  • color the lighthouse with Alcohol Markers

Step 3: Assembly and Finishing Touches

  • assemble the Lighthouse and the background – use clear double-sided adhesive and liquid glue
  • add white highlights with a white gel pen

Step 4: Create a custom-made Sentiment

  • there a several ways to create custom-made sentiments: you can use calligraphy or just your handwriting or a Labelmaker … in this case I used a Vintage Typewriter to type my sentiment onto sturdy white cardstock
  • cut the sentiment apart and ink up the edges with Distress Oxide Ink Pumice Stone
  • adhere the panel to a grey cardbase

I hope you got inspired.



Stitched Rectangles
Ocean Edges
watercolor paper
white Soft Finish Cardstock
clear double-sided adhesive

Distress Oxide Ink ( Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Pumice Stone)
Blendling Brush
WOW! Seafoam White embossing powder
Alcohol Marker

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