Sunday, May 23, 2021

Friends are Like Seashells for PP542

Happy Sunday, friends! It’s time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players! This week, the lovely and talented Jaydee is hosting our monthly Sketch Challenge

If you have visited me before, you know Sketch Challenges are my FAVORITE! I love using a card layout as the starting point for a design. The sketch this week is fantastic, too. I hope you will join us and play along. 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
I decided to use the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set and coordinating Seaside Seashells Dies for my card. The large shell worked so well for the focal image. I also used some coordinating products in this product suite: the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper. I just love the texture they add to the card. The seashells were colored on Shimmery White Cardstock with a watercolor wash background, then I stamped the images in their coordinating colors, The added shimmer is really beautiful in person. I also want to give a shout out to Chelsey Christensen from the Stampin’ Up!® Artisan Design Team for the coloring inspiration using this stamp set. :) 

Color Combo: 

Card Measurements and Details:
  • Basic White Thick Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” and folded in half
  • Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” 
  • So Saffron Cardstock: 3-3/4” x 4-3/4”, embossed using Seashells 3D Embossing folder and add some Sahara Sand ink around edges using Sponge Daubers
  • Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper (sand pattern): 3-3/4” x 1/1/2”, embossed using Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder
  • Shimmery White Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”, add watercolor wash in colors as shown, let dry, stamp images in colors as shown then die cut images using Seaside Seashells Dies
  • Shimmery White Cardstock: 2-1/4” x 1”, stamp sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink
  • Fine Art Ribbon (fray ends) and Pearl Basic Jewels
I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday May 28th 2021

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:  

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. Great card, Anne Marie... and now I want to go to the beach!!

  2. I never purchase this set yet and looking at how you arranged and worked color scheme to make this card made every thing go together so nicely.

  3. Awesome seashell card!! love the colors!

  4. What can I say? This card is absolutely stunning! Of course, I LOVE the pearl embellishments. Have a wonderful week!

  5. I love how this coloring looks! It's soft looking but still the shell shapes are defined! Beautiful layering and the sand for the bottom panel is perfect! Have a great week!

  6. Your greeting matches this card...unique and amazing! Love the colors and the pearl accents as well. Super job!

  7. You can't go wrong with this set, and you've done such a beautiful job with it! I love the color palette and how you incorporated the DSP. Just amazing!

  8. Love this set Anne Marie and you made a great card with your chosen colours this week! The stamping over the watercolour wash is really effective too. A great take on the sketch!

  9. Gorgeous card with lots of great embellishments and texture.

  10. Anne Marie, when I first looked at this card, I thought it was the most beautiful and unique shell card I've seen. Then I noticed the frayed Fine Art ribbon edge and tried to find another word for more than most beautiful. I couldn't so I'm staying with "most beautiful". Hope you're enjoying your week.

  11. I bought this set and have yet to use it. You have inspired me to get it out and use make a few cards! The color combo is beautiful and the layering is just fabulous! WOW! Enjoy this long holiday weekend, My Friend!

  12. Anne Marie, I love all that wonderful texture. the embossing folder is the perfect backdrop to all those fabulous elements. Great take on the sketch


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie