Monday, March 19, 2012

MFP March Blog Hop Lighthouses

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I wanted to use nautical dp, but I didn't have any so I made some. I started by drawing vertical and horizontal lines and then sketched some "land" I scanned it on my computer and printed it on a paper bag. I then burned the edges. I stamped the light house on white. I cut it out and glued it to the map. I added twine and sheet music. I stitched the edges and then did faux stitching around the sides.



I love this old gospel song called THE LIGHTHOUSE. I hope it blesses you.

32 comments:

  1. How cleaver are you to make your own dp with a nautical theme. It looks great.

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  2. great card MariLynn-love the dp you made-creative idea

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  3. Oh wow!! Awesome card, just awesome!

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  4. The first thought that ame to mind when I saw this beauty.....nautical. Then I read your post and you made that paper? Wow.

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  5. Love your originality on this card MariLynn - it has resulted in a stunning card.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Fabulous nautical paper you created, MariLynn. Beautiful card!

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  7. What cool dp you made, MariLynn. Very creative and a great card. I listened to your music this morning, just a little different version than I knew. Thanks!

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  8. Fabulous job on the dp and card.

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  9. Beautiful card, love the handmade paper, looks so real. TFS

    Just A Pac Rat
    http://www.circlebenterprises.com

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  10. beautiful card!! love your homemade background!!

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  11. What a perfect design for this image. Love your card!

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  12. I like the dp you made and the sheet music is perfect.

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  13. You certainly put some creative work into your card. Wow! It is beautiful. I also had never heard that Gospel song before and I will definitely be searching for that one again. Thanks.

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  14. MariLynn,
    Beautiful card. I love the map you and landmass you created and your lighthouse looks awesome - wow!

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  15. What a clever card, love the background you created for this gorgeous image
    Anne
    x

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  16. Marilyn, just love your nautical card that you created with this stamp set, and I loved listening to the music while leaving your comment!! Also liked your layering of elements, GREAT card.
    Thanks
    Hugs
    Donna

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  17. Marilynn--I knew your card would be fabulous and I was not disappointed!!!! What a wonderful card! Great job of making your own BG paper!!! I'm so impressed that you could come up with something so intersting. TFS--Patty

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  18. Fabulous card. your creative juices were really flowing with your background paper.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  19. You are so creative. Love how you made your own paper. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Your card is lovely! The background is perfect for your image!

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  21. This is an awesome card; love the "map" you made-how clever. Great details. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. This turned out so cool! Great idea to incorporate the map. I'm going to have to use that idea too!

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  23. Wow, that map paper is so striking on this card...really sets off the lighthouse image!

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  24. Marilynn- what an amazing background you created- marvelous!!!

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  25. Beautiful card, love the added papers

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  26. Oh, what an interesting and wonderful card.

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  27. Love your layout with the world in the background.

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