Sand & Sea Suite – P2

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a fun alternative card with the Sand & Sea Suite and products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! Do you ever become obsessive trying to figure something out? I sometimes do and I became completely obsessed with trying to figure out the names of all the seashells from the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set! If I’m going to tell you what stamp I used, I should have the right name, or close to it! Thanks to Google, I think I was able to figure out the names based on shape and shading. Did you know that there are so many different seashells, some are based on location??  Yeah, I barely escaped that “rabbit hole”, you know what I’m talking about! Lol Here is what I was able to come up with, hopefully this helps you as well:

The base layer for the card front is Vellum cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder:

For the card front, you will need:

1. The banded tulip shell stamp is first inked in Versamark ink, then Coastal Cabana ink, stamped on Basic White cardstock, and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I used the middle Water Painter to watercolor wash Crumb Cake ink and “fussy cut” out.

2. The starfish stamp is first inked in Versamark ink, then Soft Suede ink, stamped on Basic White cardstock, and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I used the middle Water Painter to watercolor wash Crumb Cake ink and used the coordinating die to die-cut out.

3. The calico scallop shell is first inked in Versamark ink, then Terracotta Tile ink, stamped on Basic White cardstock, and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I used the middle Water Painter to watercolor wash Crumb Cake ink and “fussy cut” out.

4. The sand dollar stamp is first inked in Versamark ink, then Soft Suede ink, stamped on Basic White cardstock, and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I used the middle Water Painter to watercolor wash Crumb Cake ink and used the coordinating die to die-cut out.

5. Use the seagrass die from Smooth Sailing Dies to die-cut from Just Jade cardstock.

6. The sentiment is first in Versamark ink, then Just Jade ink, stamped on Basic White cardstock, heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder, and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch.

7. From Pretty Peacock cardstock, use the Tailored Tag Punch to punch out one piece and cut in half. This will be layered under the sentiment.

8. Cut a 7” piece of the Braided Linen Trim.

I used liquid glue to adhere the shells and seagrass to the embossed Vellum cardstock as shown, glue dots to adhere the Braided Linen Trim into a loop, and used dimensionals to adhere the layered sentiment:

This completed piece is adhered to a Pretty Peacock cardstock card base, hiding the adhesive behind the shells and sentiment piece, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is inked in Versamark and Just Jade inks, heat set with Clear Embossing Powder, and the hermit crab shell is inked in Versamark and Soft Suede inks, heat set with Clear Embossing Powder, and used the middle Water Painter to watercolor wash in Crumb Cake ink:

I know this card has a lot of heat embossing, but I wanted to show you a fun alternative way to give your card some depth and dimension and that with Clear Embossing Powder you can create any color embossed image! The Seabed EF and Braided Linen Trim are on the retirement list, so these are available while supplies last!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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