Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Seashell Card

I'm Card Captain of the enjoyMichaelStrongstamps Yahoo Group for this week, so for 5 days I'll be showing you several works using Michael Strong's stamps. I hope you'll find them inspiring.

Today's card #3 is a summertime Seashell card, reminding me of the beach.
Actually, yesterday it was 23 degrees celsius in Israel… no wonder it felt like summer.

White CS for the card's basis
Dark blue vellum paper for the background
Seaside patterned paper from my stash
Dark blue vellum, yellow and beige CS
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Shell Stamp (large)
Gold EP
Morocco Lace Edger Punch by EK Success
Bright blue, light blue and light green blings in various sizes
Royal blue ric rac ribbon

The shell
I stamped Michael Strong's Cloisonné Shell on white CS, heat embossed it with gold EP and cut it out using TH scissors.
Then I colored it with ProMarkers. I used Shale, Gold, Royal Blue and Cocoa.
The shell was glued 3D with foam tape for extra dimension.
I punched scraps of dark blue vellum, yellow and beige CS using the Morocco Lace Edger Punch, and layered them one on top of the other gradually, to resemble the sea waves.
I added the royal blue ric rac ribbon to tie the 3 scraps together.
I also added a few bright blue, light blue and light green blings in various sizes here and there, for some glam.

(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly


  1. I really like how you coloured the seashell. It goes so nicely with the background and the sentiment fits perfectly!


  2. איזה יופי! עד לא מזמן הסגנון שלך היה ארופאי למהדרין ולפתע השתלטו האלמנטים האוריינטליים! כרטיס מקסים!


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