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I got the idea in my head to use our Simply Pressed Clay for a sea shell so I began with that and this card evolved.
Here is a close up of the shell.
To make the Shell: I rolled out Simply Pressed Clay, then stamped the shell right into the clay. Make sure your stamp is clean! Then I gently peeled off the clay and trimmed around the image with scissors. Next I molded it ever so lightly so it was concave. After it dried a little I used the heat tool to complete the drying process. I think that actually helped puff it a little. To add color I used a water down ink of blushing bride and then drew some lines with a Sahara Sand marker.
The card is a sponged background on Whisper White with some torn Sahara Sand and Soft Sky. I created the little sail boat cause it needed something and that was easy to make with some punches.
Vellum card stock is layered over the front of the card. I embossed the script onto the Vellum. Then I layered the shell and the sentiment over the vellum. Discreetly placed mini glue dots keep the vellum in place.
Stamps: By the Tide, A Dozen Thoughts
Card Stock: Vellum. Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Ink: Versamark, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand
Other: White Embossing Powder, Bakers Twine, Simply Pressed Clay, circle punch, pennant punch, mini glue dots, sponge
Lobster anyone? Disclaimer: I am a vegetarian so this is not a cooked lobster :)
After I stamped the lobster in Real Red ink I used Crystal Effects and painted it to get a glossy look. Again, I used the heat tool to speed up the process.
The burlap is our burlap ribbon that I pulled apart by first removing some threads. I wanted more of a net kind of look.
Stamps: By the Tide, Itty Bitty Banners
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake
Other: circle punch, dimensional, burlap ribbon, crystal effects, Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Apothecary Framelits, candy dots
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