This week’s Hambo Hoedown (#79) was to use a wood grain somewhere in the card. They provided a lighthouse image with a choice of sentiments to work with. As with all of their challenges, this was free to those who participated last week.
I have been holding the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial about telescoping images in my email inbox for the right time to try it out. The lighthouse stamp seemed like a good starter for this technique. It is a fun technique and the results look pretty good (in real life it lines up exactly – I think the picture angle makes it look a little off.) I will note that the tutorial suggests you use repositionable tape to hold down your dies. I didn’t have any so I used an old trick… scotch tape stuck to my shirt before going down on the paper to prevent tears when you pull it up.
I used my wood grain embossing folder on my back ground paper to add the wood grain piece of the challenge, and for fun put a little sand dollar brad on my sentiment punch (I have had these for a while. I needed them at the time of course but haven’t done anything nautical since I got them so they were never used. This challenge was beachy enough so now the package is opened. Yay!!)
Simple supply list this time:
- Stamp: Lighthouse digital image by Hambo Stamps
- Paper: Red, Black, and White, By Recollections
- Copic Markers
- Stampin’ Up Bashful Blue (For the sky)
- Other Supplies
- Spellbinders Dies – Labels Eight
- Stampin’ Up Large Oval Punch
- Stampin’ Up Oval Scallop Punch
- Sand Dollar brad
Thanks for stopping by! ‘Til next time!