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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Lighthouse Christmas ODBDSLC131

I made this card for Our Daily Bread Designs Winter Holiday Challenge.

Since I live on an island, and we have several lighthouses here, I wanted to make a Christmas card with a lighthouse, so I decided to use ODBD's Keep My Lamp Burning Set. This morning, I saw this card by Thea Wildeman and decided to try this fold for the card.

I cut the card with green CS, and made the panels with white. I embossed them with the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss EF to simulate snow, then mounted them onto the card.

All the stamping was done with Memento Cottage Ivy. I cut around the lighthouse, and made a wreath around the compass with green EP accented with red for a bow and berries, then mounted it dimensionally on the large panel.

The rear sentiment is from the same set, and the front sentiment is from ODBD's Blessed Christmas Set. They were also mounted dimensionally, as was the tree, which was made with a Marianne Creatables die.

I made a poinsettia from another Marianne Creatables die, and used it in one corner, with greenery from the MS Branch Punch.

Last, I added some red pearls and more branches to the corners.

For all the people who have asked for a pattern for this one, It's been quite busy for me for a few weeks. When I made this card, I was experimenting. When I fold this card, it isn't quite right. I need to make the vertical sides a bit wider so the back of the inside box doesn't show. I need to figure out new measurements. When things slow down a bit, maybe even in a few days, I will try to figure it out and make a diagram for you. :-)

Update: I just went back to Thea's Page, and I see that she has added a diagram for the original card she made. I apparently made my card in the same way as she did hers, only I used inches. It looks like hers will do the same thing as mine, since her sides are also narrower like mine are. Mine is 6x12 inches, with the top and side measurements as 1" each, and the folds in the inserts are 1 1/2" each. It's the extra half inch that makes this card look a little strange when folded.

Anyway, since this is actually her card, it would be nice if you used her diagram even if you use my measurements, and leave her a little love on her blog.

I will still try to figure out measurements so this card won't look strange when folded as soon as I get a chance.


Sasha said...

This is really lovely, Kathi. I love your lighthouse tamp:) x

Olga said...

hi hon, sorry I haven't dropped by lately, the RA is ugly this time, I love all the gorgeous creations I've missed dropping in on!!!!

JD said...

Oh my goodness! This is amazing! You have made a LOT of amazing cards but I think you have outdone yourself with this one...Beautiful card!

Rosemary said...

wow.. this is amazing kathi! love how you combined the different ODBD stamps! thanks so much for playing along with the shining the light challenge this week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card, Kathi!! I just love your combination of Christmas and non Christmas stamps on this stunning tri shutter fold. Thanks for joining the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge this week!

Marisa Job said...

What a pretty card!! Love the fold, very original!!!

Becky Dunham said...

This is really beautiful Kathi! I love this style of card and I love how you have decorated it!

JD said...

I just saw at ODBD where this card was a winner, Congratulations! And I can certainly see why it was chosen.

Carol P said...

Beautiful with just 2 colors and well worth all the work you put into this one, Lighthouses are perfect to lead us in the right direction-

Sandy said...

where can I get the pattern for the fancy fold card?

Cards By Jan said...

Awesome card...I love the fold, and your use of different sets into a Christmas theme!!...I love this lighthouse set!!

Jean said...

I have just seen your card for ODB Lighthouse Christmas ODBLSLC131. Love the fold as well as the whole card. Is there a place I can find the sizes for the card? I have made tri shutter folds but this doesn't look the same. Thank you.