Friends Are Like Seashells Glossy Shell Trio Card

by Joanne James21. June 2021 19:25

I've had a busy day today, having spent the morning with a group of lovely ladies hosting my latest online class. That was all about pansies; the card I'm sharing here today though is all about seashells for the current Fusion challenge:

I used both the sketch and the jar of seashells as my inspiration and this is what I came up with:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

This card really did evolve as I made it. The starting point for my card was the sand dollar-patterned DSP I used on my card base and I decided to use the same colours for my trio of shells. Rather than stamp them though, I fussy cut them from another of the sheets of Sand and Sea DSP as I wanted to use these shell designs but not ones that were as large as the stamped versions. I fussy cut my shells, embossed them with the Seashells 3D embossing folder, added some frosted white shimmer paint then added clear Crystal Effects to give them a glossy shine:

 

Having heat-embossed my sentiment in white, I added a shadow by stamping again in Early Espresso to make the words stand out a little better against the sandy background. A few opal rounds complete my card.

I really love the effect of those glossy shells - with the frosted shimmer inside and the embossed detail beneath the glossy exterior, they really are quite eye-catching in real life.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Comments (5) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
6/21/2021 8:25:25 PM #

Beautiful - I love that colour palette!  Thanks for a great online class today with the 'pansy patch' ❤❤

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Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
6/22/2021 6:18:39 PM #

Well I would say that this card evolved perfectly!  The shells are lovely and that DSP is one of my faves!  Beautifully done!

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Claire Grantham
Claire GranthamUnited States
6/22/2021 9:10:34 PM #

Wonderful, a really elegant and beautiful card. I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Fusion Challenge this time Claire DT

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Carol Celeste
Carol CelesteUnited States
6/22/2021 10:24:16 PM #

This is really very pretty!

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/23/2021 9:51:36 AM #

I've never thought of adding a glossy layer to these shells! They look fabulous. Isn't it great the way that even the DSP works with the embossing folder? Such a cleverly designed suite for compatibility between parts.

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