Hello crafty friends. It’s proving to be a busy old week and I didn’t manage to post a card yesterday for the first time this year! I’m back today, though, with a beach themed card using Stampin’ Up!’s ‘friends are like seashells’ collection. I thought of this as soon as I saw the inspiration photo & theme at The Card Concept, which I’ve paired with Joanne’s sketch over at The Paper Players
I started by attaching a piece of the SU ‘waves of the ocean’ to an A6 card blank. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of white card using ‘cobalt’ Archival ink and added that to the card front.
I cut the ‘seaside seashells’ die in white card, then ran it through the ‘seashells’ embossing folder before blending ink onto the shells with a brush – I used ‘pumice stone’, ‘antique linen’ and ‘speckled egg’ Distress Oxides.
I fussy cut all the shells out of the die cut (as usual, I hadn’t decided which one to use at that point!) I laid them out on the card in various arrangements and in the end went with three of them, using foam pads to attach them.
That’s a first outing for the seashells this year – hoping for more good weather to inspire me with them again!