Feb 15, 2018

Sea Shells by the Shore

It's Barbara Campbell with you today showing a card inspired by the beautiful beaches here in Florida. I am having a lot of fun with these layering dies.  Yes, that is what I said.  I know that you have all heard of layering stamps..... well these are layering dies.  Here, let me show you by card. 

I got the dies for this card a while ago and was not sure what I would be making.   So I just die cut them all from white water color paper.  I'm sure that I would be water coloring them.  
 After I selected the ones that I would use on my card, I saved the others for another time.  You will see them soon. 
Coloring them was fun. 
 I left the top layer white in some cases and colored the crab and star fish. 

I scored a piece of cardstock at half inches to look like wood and used distress ink to color it.  Then tore the edge and swiped more ink on the edge.  I got some  rugged looking wood.  That went on a white base card and I arranged my sea shells on the front.  I added some twine and a little tag and then the sentiment from Power Poppy Natural Beauties and Good Thinking. 

Don't forget the inside.  Some scoreing on the left side and bottom and one more sea shell.  

Here are the dies that I used.
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Shells Small

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Shells Large 
Impression Obsession - Dies - Foliage

You will have as much fun this these dies as I did, I guarantee it.  

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  1. Be still my heart! This is FANTASTIC! Those dies are perfect, and I love how you water colored them--wow! Then the layering effect really makes them POP! Now let's talk about your wood grain background....AMAZING....love how you tore it too. You could stop by any little gift shop there and sell these....just sayin'--crafting dollars! ;)

  2. Oh my goodness Barb, this is so totally adorable!!! I love, love LOVE this card with those darling little sea treasures, and joy for me, I have these dies so I can CASE this! ;0) Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  3. What an adorable card, I love it.

  4. This is OCEAN AWESOME Barbara! What a great idea & beautiful job of watercoloring. Your overall scene is fabulous and very inspirational! I agree with Donna ... you could sell these at any of the local shops in this beach town. Fabulous inspiration ... thanks!

  5. Wow, Barbara! This is fabulous! You have captured the feel of being at the ocean, perfectly! Love your sentiment. Amazing card!

    1. Even if the sentiment is a little crooked? LOl

  6. I have always liked the torn edges on a card and this is the perfect card for that treatment and paired with the wood background another favorite of mine it is perfect for those darling shells. I like the sentiment in the corner and the leaves tucked under the shells. Great card for a guy or girl.

  7. Oh, this is simply FABULOUS!!!! You used those dies perfectly, and I love the beach-y feel of the whole card. Cutting those shells and then coloring them is just GENIUS!!!! And then adding that little tag that matches the wood background. MAN is this a beautiful card!!!

  8. This is such a lovely and happy card and a reminder that we are headed towards summer and beach time :-) I love the background, the dies, the colours you used, just everything about this card!


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