Michigan where I live is surrounded by water, so plenty of lighthouses in my state! I was born in Traverse City, close to the Old Mission Point Lighthouse, so figured it was a great time to dig out an older wooden stamp I have of this lighthouse. (Hardware Stampin') I tried a new to me technique called Faux Batik which is also an emboss resist technique, and I love how it turned out! I started by stamping my lighthouse in clear embossing powder, and then began ink blending 3 shades of blue ink onto the piece of heavy weight white cardstock. (I think I was supposed to do this with the ink blending first and then embossing, but it still turned out!!) I did some water splattering at this point too to add a little more interest.
At this point I started folding the cardstock at different angles from top to bottom with a bone folder, and then from side to side. Next comes the fun with ink blending again over all the creased folds you made so they stand out, which gives you the Faux Batik look. There is a video link on the CAS Mix Up site that shows how to do this, and also Loll explains beautifully in her post on how to do this technique also. I die cut my image with a Gina K Master Layout #2 die, and then added a black layer before attaching to a white layer that I used a SU! embossing folder on (Old World Paper). I added strips of foam tape behind the white embossed layer and added to a top folding white card base.