I have something super fancy to share with you today. This Seashell card has it ALL! It has texture, dimension and uses several different techniques and was made for a very special friend.
I want to show you that you can pair stamp sets that you would not have automatically paired together but they can work really well. I have used the Friends are like Seashells stamp set and the Artfully layered stamp set for the images on the front of the card. If you like the versatility of the Artfully Layered set, you had best be quick as it is being retired and is on the Last Chance list. It will retire on 30th June (unless it sells out sooner) and will no longer be available. The Friends are Like Seashells stamp set is in our current annual and will be around till at least April 2023.
Can you see the starfish has moved around the card? It fell off and took me a moment to find it before hastily sticking it back in the wrong place! Wouldn’t this be wonderful on a sandy beach scrapbooking layout? it wouldn’t need much more than a beautiful beach photo to make a great layout.
The Seashell card details:
- The mount of the card is simply torn and layered.
- The background of the very vanilla cardstock is watercolored with a water painter and Pool Party Ink.
- The large shell is stamped in Soft Suede Ink.
- Part of the greeting has been heat embossed using white embossing powder and cut around in strips.
- The sand dollar and star fish were stamped and die cut and gently watercolored with a water painter.
- The blue leaf is from the Artfully Layered stamp set and I added several layers of ink using a water painted to add depth and dimension before die cutting the image using the Seaside Seashell Dies.
- The ribbon flourish is created by cutting a small piece of ribbon (I used the Pale Papaya woven ribbon) and cutting off the top and bottom edges. Then pull the threads to create a frayed piece and adhere to the back of the starfish.
- Some small dots were added to the card front in Starry Sky and Crumb Cake Ink.
- Everything was stuck down and dimensionals were used to add height and interest
- Some rhinestones were added for a bit of sparkle.
- And finally even the mat and layer were raised on dimensionals. It may be best to hand deliver this one!
Here is a list of what I used to create this card. Please use my monthly hostess code if shopping with me online. Right I am seriously considering making more of these seaside accents for a scrapbooking layout…..
Have a great day x