Friday, February 5, 2021

Seashell Birthday - Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells

 I had a few minutes yesterday to get a card made before heading out of the house to run some errands so I used the color challenge at Just Add Ink to get me started.  It's a very pretty group of colors and my first thought was to go with flowers but then I thought some shells might work also and I hadn't used Friends Are Like Seashells lately so I got busy and this is what I came up with.

  This card starts with a Seaside Spray base with a panel of 2019-2021 In Color DSP topping it.  Seaside Spray is a fittingly names color for the them of this card isn't it? Next I used Just Jade to cut the large seaweed panel. 

  I then stamped all of my shells with various combos of the challenge colors plus Crumb Cake as a neutral. I cut them out and added them to the seaweed panel with dimensionals.  Before adding the large Crumb Cake shell I added a piece of In Color ribbon along the bottom to help anchor the sentiment panel.

  The sentiment was originally stamped right onto the shell but once I added the shell to the card front I realized that I stamped it very crooked so I had to do a quick fix.  The best solution short of ripping off the crooked shell and re-stamping the whole thing was to just stamp the sentiment again in Misty Moonlight with some Seaside Spray sand dollars for detail and cut it out and layer it over the oops.  Not too bad right?

  A few retired white sequins dot the card front and I kind of thought of them as bubbles.

  I have some beach loving friends and family who might end up with this card so into the stash it goes!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Friends Are Like Seashells, Many Messages

Ink: Blushing Bride, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, Crumb Cake

Paper: Seaside Spray, In Color DSP, Just Jade, Whisper White

Accessories: Seaside Seashells dies, Tasteful Label dies, Linen ribbon, sequins, dimensionals



  1. These colours are perfect for this stamp set. Love the detail in the stamps and the delicate DSP. Chantell Just add Ink

  2. Lovely use of the colours Amanda, so soft and pretty! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  3. Lovely layering of elements using the challenge colours. Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge.


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