Thursday, February 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday Challenge: Guiding Light

Hello, it's Maureen with another Throwback Thursday post! If you missed it last month, the third Thursday of each month I will posting three cards, each using the same basic layout and design elements and a "throwback" stamp set. This month I am featuring the Guiding Light stamp set and the companion dies as well as Guiding Light Sentiments.

Guiding Light is a timeless and classic stamp set that every stamper should have in their stash. The images included in the set make those hard to make sympathy cards a bit easier.

Rather than use the typical reds, blues and kraft color scheme with this nautical set, I went with a CAS silhouette approach. For my first card, I masked off 3/4 of an inch in on all four sides and sponged the background with Distress Inks. Then I simply stamped the images and sentiment in black ink. 

This card uses the same basic layout, but rather than masking off the focal point, I've added a layer. Here I die cut the layer with the Sunshine Layers Die from watercolor paper, then I colored it with Distress Markers and spritzed it with water. Once dry, I did the stamping with black ink and used the same placement as my first card.

For my last card, I sponged the entire card base with Distress Inks and added a white frame that was cut using the Holiday Apertures die. The placement of the images and sentiment is a bit different on this card, but you can still see that same basic elements from my first card.

Play Along

Now it's your turn! We'd love to have you participate in our Throwback Thursday posts. We know you've got some older product in your stash dying to see some ink! So let's pull em out. Use any card above as inspiration, or even the stamp set if you've got it, and let's see those "oldies but goodies" get some love!

Use at least one Wplus9 product and upload your project to your blog or online photo gallery such as Flickr. Then link it up using the InLinkz widget below to share it and keep the inspiration flowing! You'll have 3 weeks to play along.

EXTRA ENTRIES: Post your creations on Instragram using the hashtag #wplus9tbt for an extra entry!


We will select one random random participant to receive a $20 store credit to Winners will be announced on Thursdays when the new Throwback Thursday is posted.


  1. I love your cards, and that throwback set? totally new to me, Maureen! It's the best thing about being a newbie in Blog-land! Love the sentiments, and would have such fun with that little row-boat!
    =] Michele

  2. Love the stamp set is very cool. Sentiments too..thanks for sharing!

  3. I waited for ever to get this stamp set. It was out of stock everywhere I looked. I got it a while ago, finally, but this is the first time I inked it up. Thanks so much for your great ideas. I love Throwback Thursday and W Plus 9!

  4. Wow!! These cards are amazing!! I love the background techniques on these cards. Stunning!!

  5. Wonderful designs! You took an unexpected route with your beautiful colors, I just love it!

  6. These are amazing, Maureen! LOVE them!!!

  7. Your cards are gorgeous and I loved playing with this challenge!!

  8. Gorgeous cards Maureen! I have a question-do we have to use the layouts/and or colors to participate or just an oldie but goodie (and WPlus9 product)

  9. Love the colours in your cards! All gorgeous!


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