I have been thinking about creating little inspiration cards for awhile but finally got around to it this week. These 3″ x 4″ cards are great for sticking in lunch bags, backpacks, camp mailbags or even as a bookmark. There are lots of stamp sets that will be great for these cards but I decided to start with Lighthouse Point from the 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog.
These cards took some trial and error as you can see from the samples below. After a few tries, I realized that two-step stamping really does call for the Stamparatus to be able to line up the two parts of the lighthouse. I also had to play around with positioning of the sentiment. The “You are so loved ” wasn’t difficult but the “Your light shines brighter than you know” was wider and therefore trickier. I think I like it at the top the best but you can let me know in the comments. I also realized that stamping off for the beam of light gave it a softer look. I also tried several of the yellows (Dafodil Delight and Crushed Curry) before I settled on So Saffron. I also tried stamping off for the lighthouse and I think I liked the light look best. Unfortunately when I switched to the Stamparatus I forgot about stamping off! Now that I am thinking about it. I could have stamped off on the grid paper on the Stamparatus before placing the card.
I enjoyed making these cards and am looking forward to making more with other stamp sets from Stampin’ Up. I would love to hear your ideas in the comments. Until next time, have fun crafting!
- Lighthouse Point stamp set
- Thick Basic White cardstock
- Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad – for the sentiment
- So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad – for the beam of light
- Merry Merlot Classic Stampin’ Pad – for the lighthouse stripes
- Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad – for the lighthouse
- Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad – for the sand, of course!