Onstage Shoebox Swap April 2017 in Shreveport, LA

onstage Shoebox swap

My April 2017 Onstage Shoebox Swap was laborious to  design but fun to create. Because my mother loves lighthouses I just had to buy this stamp set.  But then I dragged my feet. Because the renditions I saw online were stunning. I was frozen in the fear of not good enough. However, once I put in writing that I was using this stamp set – the race was on. Back in March I showed a teaser of this card. So it’s time to show you the full card and tell you how I did it.

Onstage Shoebox Swap Take 2 onstage shoebox swap

Because a few folks dropped out of the swap after I finished my kits I had extra kits after the event. Since Jennifer, Stacey and Sumaira didn’t sign up for the swap at Shreveport, we had a mini session after we got back to Stacey’s house in Austin. Stacey’s husband took some shots of us having fun in Stacey’s craft room.

Onstage Shoebox Swap :High tide Instructions

Here are the instructions I gave everyone at the swap. See below for a complete supply list:

  1. Stamp the sand with Sahara Sand ink at the bottom left of the Very Vanilla cardstock
  2. Stamp the lighthouse with the grill balcony with Tip Top Taupe ink. Use Stamp-a-ma-jig or eyeball as needed.
  3. Stamp the more solid lighthouse with Watermelon Wonder ink
  4. Stamp another of the solid light on a posted note and cut out to use as a mask.
  5. Place the mask over the stamped lighthouse
  6. Stamp the water across the card at the top of the sand using Pool Party ink. If you stamp with the more solid waterline across the top it will give a better effect.
  7. Sponge over the stamped water with Mint Macaron ink.
  8. In the upper left hand corner stamp the moon by inking with Daffodil Delight then using a Crushed Curry Marker put some dots on a crescent shape on the stamp then stamp onto cardstock so the detail is in the upper left of moon.
  9. Stamp a mask for the moon. And cover moon with mask.
  10. Cover the water with a simple mask of a plain posted note
  11. Using a Yellow sponge and a pouncing motion sponge marina mist over the ‘sky’.
  12. Use Smokey Slate to stamp the birds in the upper right of the card front.
  13. Using Tip Top Taupe ink stamp the sentiment on the small Very Vanilla Cardstock.
  14. Place the Daffodil Delight Cardstock behind the Sentiment card and glue down with adhesive of choice.
  15. Attach the stamped piece to the top folding Cherry Cobbler A2 Card base.
  16. Add a small round gold Metallic Enamel Shape to the upper window of the light house.
  17. (Optional: I added a swash of Wink of Stella in a path from the ‘light’ out to the right. This is very subtle and only shows when you get the card in the right light or tilt it. I also added a light coat of clear wink of Stella to the moon.)

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