All A-Boat You Light Up Birthday Card with Simon Hurley

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

It is independence day, so we're going red, white and blue today! I have a card using new products from Simon Hurley that were gifted to me from Ranger Ink and I just love that the stamp sets have coordinating dies from Spellbinders. This card is also inspired by the latest episode of craft roulette and the July 2023 sketch from Show Us You SheetLoad.

I started with adding a piece of red patterned paper (sorry, it's from Stampin' Up! and retired) on my A2 card base. I took a piece of teal blue cardstock and stamped the new Splatter rubber background stamp with Uncharted Mariner Distress Ink. I trimmed it down with the a nested A2 die so there would be a nice red border around the blue and I added a strip of blue patterned paper with a large collection of waves. It measures an inch wide and I trimmed it to fit the height of the blue cardstock.

The two images were stamped from the Smooth Sailing stamp set and I used the coordinating stencil to color in the lighthouse and sail boat! I just love that so much. I did use some alcohol markers to color in the top of the light house and cut them with their coordinating dies. Using some light blue cardstock, I stamped the waves three times with Uncharted Mariner and used the wave die to cut the piece on the top. I trimmed the sides to where the wave die ended and it was just the perfect width to fit my sentiment. I distressed a little bit of ink and then embossed my sentiment in white.

Now that all the pieces are ready, it's time to start assembling. I figured out where I needed to punch a hole for my EZ lights through the blue cardstock and put the three LEDs into the hole and once I knew where I was going to attached the battery, I stamped "push" so the card receiver knows it is interactive. I covered the back of the blue cardstock with foam adhehsive and attached to the card base. Next I put foam adhesive behind my light house making sure to keep the light area without foam so the LEDs can shine through. I adhered it down and just love that it lights up!

Finally, I adhered my waves and sailboat with the same foam adhesive but using liquid adhesive wherever thee pieces overlapped each other and the lighthouse. I added three small black dots of Pops of Color to the upper left hand corner to help finish up meeting the parameters of Craft Roulette! It is a birthday card, uses picnic colors (red and white tablecloth, blue sky), has a collection of waves and three black dots. I hope you have a safe holiday to those celebrating today!


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