Shine | by Tracey McNeely

Happy Friday and welcome back for another inspiration post. Today I am using the fabulous new Waves Plate to create a masculine birthday card. Design team member Jeanne touched on this a few weeks ago, but it is always a bit more challenging to create cards that are suitable for the men in our lives. The Waves Plate craft dies and the new Let Your Light Shine clear stamp set are just perfect for creating cards with a more masculine feel but at the same time equally as perfect for a woman.

I took a bit different spin with the dies today by creating a smooshed backdrop for the Waves Plate Die A from Distress Oxide inks. The beauty of the  plate dies is that they are wonderful stacked together providing so much dimension, but they each have their own character and can be used on their own like I did here today. I have a short video for you demonstrating how I smooshing my background and put my card together. I hope you enjoy…

I combined stamps and die cuts from the Let Your Light Shine clear stamp set and the Wishing You The Best clear stamp sets for my card. I did a little bit of stamp surgery by cutting (yes I said cutting) a couple of the sentiments in Wishing You The Best apart being careful to cut between the letters. The original sentiments can still be stamped out quite easily because the two sides of the cut fit right back together.

Here is a more detailed look at the lighthouse. I coloured it just the way I remember the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia, Canada. Built on the rocks, all white with a red lookout at the top.

Here is another look at the card

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and are considering all the possibilities with the Waves Plate Dies and new nautical clear stamp sets.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first Instagram Hop!  We had lots of fun and hope to do another one soon!  Congratulations to the winners  @ggnursecreations and @grammylovesherboys!




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