Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sea Shell Bay

This card was created for my brother's wife Connie.  They live near the coast so I knew anything with a beach or sea shell theme she would like.  I love the JustRite cling sets which match the Spellbinders dies.

On a piece of Very Vanilla paper cut from a Labels Twenty Two #4 die I inked up the "Free Rides" image first by loading it with VersaMark then Close to Cocoa ink.  I embossed it with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  Sponging was done in Bashful Blue and Distress Bundled Sage.  It was mounted to a piece of Bashful Blue then I added an accent of antique brads.

Kraft paper was stamped with a Cheesecloth background in Whisper White and two jumbo eyelets were set with a piece of rope twine.  

The bottom border was created using a Martha Stewart deco shells punch layered with a piece of lace dyed in tea stain.

The inside sentiment was stamped in Close to Cocoa and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Seashells were colored in Distress Antique Linen, Creamy Caramel and Blush Blossom.

May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes!  Enjoy the rest of your week.  I'm linking with Make It Monday. 

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  JustRite Sea Shell Bay Labels Twenty Two, SU Cheesecloth & Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper:  Natural White Linen, Bashful Blue, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, VersaMark, Bashful Blue, Distress Bundled Sage, Whisper White, Distress Antique Linen, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom
Accessories:  Antique Brads, Antique Jumbo Eyelets, Spellbinders Labels Twenty Two, Martha Stewart Deco Shells Punch, Lace, SU Rope Twine, Crop-A-Dile
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  4 1/2" x 6 1/4"


KarinsArtScrap said...

wow what a gorgeous card donna, like that rope above and the edge punch under and also that dige.
love the whole card hahahaha.

greetings karin

Chris said...

Hi Donna! Your card is beautiful! I love the Justrite stamp you used! The whole card came together beautifully! Nice job!

enthusiastically, dawn said...

So beautiful. The colors and love the cheesecloth background. Ho innovative! ;)

Cynthia said...


Such a beautiful card. Outstanding!!


Donna said...

Oh Donna,

Your card is stunning! I really love the green and blue in the middle of the card so light and subtle, yet pops the card. I also love the white cheesecloth technique! Just simply beautiful, Donna!

Have a great weekend!

KER said...

great the image...wish i sponged as well as you...she will love it for "shore"

Marjorie said...

This is just beautiful hun, what a lovely your colouring too!!
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Pam~ said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Everything about this card is breathtaking! Your SIL will be in awe when she receives this!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Oh this is beautiful Donna. Love the simple design of your card, that image is gorgeous. Great colour choice too.

I saw your link at Make It Monday, I'm 170 & 230 this week. I'd love it if you stop by.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Andrea said...

thanks for visiting my blog I saw your cards on MIM your card is lovely, the colours are so delicate and I just love the lace thank you for sharing

Jane said...

Hi I saw this on MIM I love seahorses so came to take a closer look. What a lovely card!
Jane x

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Beautiful card. Love the layout and the double border.

Rhonda Langley said...

Lovely card, love the rope and the blue sponging in the middle of the embossed image!

Jennipher said...

I love that seahorse image. This is a really elegant card. Nice job.

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