Sunday, August 1, 2021

Seashells by the Seaside - Stampin' Up! Friends are Like Seashells - Paper Players 552

   The past week has just flown by and here we are back again on a Sunday!  Let's start this week off on the right foot by stamping along with the newest Paper Players challenge.  Joanne has us working with a great theme this week; Beside the Seaside.


  Of course my go to stamp set for a challenge like this is Friends are like Seashells!  And I did a little bit of ink blending to create a background that kind of looks like the surf meeting the sandy shore.

  For the blended background all I did was tear the edge off a piece of scrap paper to mask off part of the Basic White panel and then blended Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight inks for the water.  Then I flipped the scrap leaving just a little bit of a space for the foamy surf and then blended Crumb Cake ink for the sand.  Using the little speckle stamp in the FALS set I added a bit of texture.

  Next was just stamping and embossing a few of the shells as well as a sand dollar and creating a cluster with a bit of Fine Art ribbon.

  I pulled out the retired Itty Bitty Birthdays set for the sentiment as none of my current sets had one that fit my vision and stamped it in Night of Navy on a narrow scrap of Basic White.  The whole cluster is popped on dimensionals.

  Check out what the fabulous Paper Players Design Team is creating and then play along with us!

Anne Marie

   Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Friends Are Like Seashells, Itty Bitty Birthdays (retired)

Ink: Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron

Paper: Night of Navy, Basic White, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla

Accessories: blending brushes, Seashells embossing folder, Fine Art ribbon


  1. What a perfect way to create a shoreline Amanda and the perfect background for your cluster of shells too. I just love this set and will never grow tired of it - so perfect for my theme this week, great job!

  2. Fresh and fun, Amanda! I can just envision the waves rushing in and shells washing up on shore! I LOVE how you created the surf and sand. Have a wonderful week!

  3. So the surf and shore!!

  4. I love your blended ocean and sand! It's perfect, as are your pretty shells! Love all of it!

  5. You know I am all about making my own backgrounds. Love yours Amanda! I love that you left room for the beach-foam in between the surf and the sand. Great card!

  6. I love your collection of shells on this gorgeous background! The blended ocean and sand are fabulous! Have a great rest of the week!

  7. Amanda, your background is stunning. Wow! It's perfect for your beautiful shells. A fabulous design. Hope you're enjoying your week.

  8. Very nice card. The backgrounds is great and I like the ribbon you used to add texture to the card.

  9. Amanda, I love your split background with the little bit of white - perfect way to depict sand and sea. I also love your cluster of shells in the middle. Fabulous card

  10. So pretty! Love that beautifully shaded water and the ribbon adds some fun sparkle! :)


Thanks for taking the time to comment!