If you haven’t guessed, Friends Are Like Seashells, is a favorite of mine from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. A digital copy of the catalog can be viewed by clicking on its picture, found on the right side of this page, under my profile photo.
This weeks Global Design Project is to case the designer, Connie Collins. Her card is wonderful, and I think you can see how I used her color scheme and basic layout. We’d love for you to join in the fun, and post your card in the gallery.
I began my card with a Seaside Spray card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 /14″. Then, I layered it with Misty Moonlight Cardstock, 3 3/4″ X 5″, topped with Sand & Sea Designer Paper, cut 1/8″ smaller. This designer paper is fabulous, and you can see all the patterns by clicking on the picture in my Product List below.
The Seaside Seashell Die was used to cut the seaweed from a small piece of Silver Foil, just covering the section of the die I needed. After a small bit of snipping, I glued the silver seaweed to the card front.
The shells, from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set, were stamped in two colors of ink on Basic White Cardstock. The largest shell was stamped in Gorgeous Grape, and the smallest shell was “stamped off” in Gorgeous Grape, making it a lighter shade. This means I stamped it in full strength on scrap paper, and without re-inking, I stamped it on the Basic White Cardstock. The sand dollar was stamped in Misty Moonlight.
Once stamped, I used Paper Snips to cut the shells by hand, otherwise known as “fussy cutting.” If you’re afraid to fussy cut, this set is a great starting point, because it’s hard to go wrong with shells. You can cut along the line, or leave a small white border, as I did on this project.
After cutting the shells, I attached the large shell, and sand dollar, with Dimensionals, and glued the small shell flat.
“I’m so glad I found you” is from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set, stamped in Seaside Spray Ink on Basic White Cardstock, 2 1/2″ X 1/4″. I glued the left half on top of the shell, and the right half is on a thin piece of Dimensional I trimmed from the edge.
Three Opal Rounds were added as a final touch. Aren’t they pretty?
My January Host Code Gift
Add my Host Code ( 9YBJS4NM ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of January, and I will send the Whale Of A Time Sequins to you in February.
You will love the colors, plus there are little shells that will go perfectly with the Sand & Sea Suite, pages 40-42 in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.
My January Drawing Prize
This month’s drawing will be a $20.00 or less, Stampin’ Up! item of your choice. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in January. I’ll announce the winner February 1st.
Would you like to get a 20% discount on everything you order? Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.
You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a delightful day!
Please note: Stampin’ Up’s white cardstock is no longer Whisper White. It is now Basic White, and there are new numbers for ordering.
- BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
- BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
- BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK (159231)
- BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
- BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
- BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ (7.6 X 7.6 CM) ENVELOPES (159233)
- BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)