Welcome to my crafty blog. I decided to have another play with the ‘friends are like seashells’ set from Stampin’ Up!, inspired by this week’s theme of ‘sea creatures’ over at Less Is More. I’ve CaSE’d (Copy and Selectively Edit) a card I saw elsewhere on social media using the stamps, and took the colours from the current Color Throwdown challenge.
I started by stamping the large seashell in ‘latte’ Adirondack ink. I identified this as a true tulip in one of my previous posts, which is a large American species of sea snail, so I think qualifies as one of Less Is More’s ‘sea creatures’. Having stamped it, I used part the large die to cut it out, and trimmed off the extra pieces with scissors. I then fitted it into the embossing folder to give it dimension.
I’d cut down a piece of white card slightly smaller than an A6 card blank, and stamped the two seaweeds from the set onto it, using ‘festive berries’ Distress Oxide. I then added some bubbles in ‘speckled egg’ with the small dots stamp.
I mounted the topper onto an A6 piece of pale blue card and attached it to a card blank. I added the shell with a foam pad, and finished by stamping the sentiment from SU’s ‘punch party’ set.
I had a look at types of seaweed, as well as the sea snail, while I was planning this card. Apparently there are quite a few varieties that are red (it’s OK, I’m not about to list them all!). I’ve only ever seen red seaweed in the plastic form you find in pet shops for aquariums, but it’s definitely out there in real life.