High Tide – You Are Strong

Squeezing in another couple of challenges…

Playing with the Retro Rubber Sketch (#176) and the Card Concept (#169) Color and Inspiration Photograph.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Real Red cardstock.
  • Cross Strip: (5½” x 1½”) Cross Hatch Writing piece of vellum paper from the Vellum Layering Designs paper pack.
  • Triple Panels: (5½” x 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.
    • The Two-Step Lighthouse stamp from the retired High Tide stamp set (circa 2017) was stamped three times.
    • Left: Smoky Slate and Night of Navy ink; Center: Night of Navy and Real Red ink; Right: Night of Navy and Balmy Blue ink.
    • The Lighthouses were die-cut with one of the tag dies from the Tailor Made Tags Dies set.
  • Sentiment: (2” x 1”) Night of Navy cardstock scrap.  The sentiment, You Are Strong…, from the retired Loyal Leaves stamp set (circa 2020) was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.  Each line of the sentiment was cut apart and trimmed with Paper Snips.

All of the elements were adhered to the card base to match the suggested sketch.  I choose to flip the card Ninety (90) degrees to the horizontal position to better accommodate the Lighthouses.

I love when a few challenges come together so nicely.  Having a hard time giving up favorite stamps, the Retro Rubber challenges give me a great excuse to give them love.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

10 thoughts on “High Tide – You Are Strong

  1. Jolanda, this is such a nice card! Those lighthouses fit perfectly into those die cuts. And the colors are great too. It’s always nice to have guy cards on hand, and for me those are the hardest to make. You did a great job combining two challenges too!


  2. Jolanda, masculine cards are very, very hard to make for me, but you did a wonderful job with yours.
    Beautiful way to use the sketch over at RETRO RUBBER, love the colors of these fabulous Light Houses.
    Thank you for playing along with us.
    Stay healthy and safe.


  3. Oh wow, Jolanda, the lighthouse is the perfect choice for our sketch – genius! Love the color scheme, too, great choices all around! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!


  4. This is an AWESOME way to use the Retro Rubber sketch as well as the colors and theme from the Card Concept! Fabulous card, those lighthouses look so realistic! So glad you shared this with us at both challenges this week!


  5. WOW! This is amazing, such a fab way to combine two challenges, I love lighthouses, so this made me super happy. Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, Claire DT


  6. This is such a wonderful card. I love the colors, the images and the layout. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept and please join us again soon.
    karen L, DT
    The Card Concept


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