Friday, June 3, 2016

Collecting Seashells!

The Stampendous Design Team has more great summertime ideas for you this week. We are sharing samples made using the Beach Embossing Kit, EK22, from Stampendous!

This is a card I created for a Lunch Card Club group that I belong to. Each month we have a theme, technique or card layout we all use to create 8 of the same card to exchange with the group.  It is a fun card fold idea and was perfect with our beautiful new seashell stamps and dies.
"Friends are like seashells..."

Stampendous:

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Pale Aqua
Bazzill - Dk Aqua
Graphic 45 papers Voyage Beneath the Sea collection
VersaMark
Copic Sketch Markers
Cork paper
Die Cut Machine
Removable tape
Craft Glue Dots

Instructions:
Step 1:  Cut a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Pale Aqua cardstock, score along long edge at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" , accordion fold on score lines
Step 2:  Cut a 1" x 11" piece of Dark Aqua, score along long edge at 5 1/2" and 8 1/4", fold on score lines
Step 3: Stamp a variety of seashells and coral on different Graphic 45 paper, color with markers to enhance colors, stamp saying of choice
Step 4:  Use the matching dies to cut out the shells and coral, use fitted frames to cut the saying and a dark aqua mat
Step 5: Cut a 2 1/2" x 4" piece of decorative paper, edge with matching marker and adhere to the small left flap of the card front
Step 6:  Adhere the Dark Aqua strip across the card about 3/4" up from the bottom, make sure the 5 1/2" side is on the left side  (so it folds opposite of the base card)
Step 7:  Arrange the shells and coral on the small left flap over the decorative paper, use foam tap on some for more dimension
Step 8:  Adhere a strip of cork along the front of the dark aqua strip and alont the bottom edge of the inside of the card 
Step 9: Pat the cork with VersaMark, sprinkle with Golden Sand embossing powder, tap off extra, heat set
Step 10: Add the saying to the right side of the card

Here's a close up:

A better look at how it's folded!
Today's designers:

Louise Healy
Janelle Stollfus

Happy Creating,
Louise

4 comments:

Sabrina said...

Beautiful card!! I love all the layers and the sentiment is oh so true!!

Pam B said...

Amazing card!

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the fold on this card!! Will definitely be trying this!! I love the placement of the images and they are colored so pretty!! TFS!

Chris Dring said...

Such a great fold to your card! What a gorgeous scene!