Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Vintage Shells - Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells

   It is certainly not beach weather these days but we can still enjoy our beachy themed stamp sets.  I used the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set to play along with the Daring Cardmakers challenge.  They have a lovely inspiration photo (at the bottom of my post) of which you're to choose at least 3 elements for your card. 

   I used a lot from the inspiration photo for my card.  Everything just seemed to work so well; the vintage print, purple, shells, twine, pearls and lace doily.

  I wasn't sure about the Gorgeous Grape at first but I ended up really liking the rich, bold color against the neutrals of the Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

  The card starts with a Crumb Cake base where I lightly stamped the speckled detail stamp along the one side in stamped off Crumb Cake ink.  Then I dug in my scraps for this retired vintage print paper called Typeset.  

  To create the grouping with all the elements I used a paper doily and distressed it a bit with Crumb Cake ink and a sponge.  I die cut a Stitched Shape circle in Gorgeous Grape and then gave it a lovely vintage texture with the Tin Tile embossing folder. 

  For the shells I stamped them all in Crumb Cake and then added Gorgeous Grape accents with a stamped off stamp for the large shell and then a bit of light watercoloring on the sand dollar with ink and a Blender pen. 

  The thank you sentiment from Sweet Ice Cream is stamped in Gorgeous Grape and sponged on the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  This is a card where you can easily switch out the sentiment to something else so I would say it's a great all occasion design.  I popped it up with dimensionals over a length of twine.  A few small adhesive pearls are added around the grouping for extra detail.

  I really had fun putting this card together and trying out the vintage look which I don't do very often.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Friends Are Like Seashells, Sweet Ice Cream

Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Crumb Cake

Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Gorgeous Grape, Typeset DSP (retired), paper doily (retired)

Accessories: Stitched Shapes dies, Tin Tile embossing folder, pearls, twine, dimensionals



  1. This is delightful, I love how you've used the elements from the inspiration picture. I'm always a sucker for shells and the coiled twine and tiny pearls finish the whole thing off beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week at Daring Cardmakers!

  2. I've been playing with this set this week, and I was kinda wondering if purple would work or not. Now I know!! Gorgeousness! WOW!! Love all of the pieces to this. TFS!!


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