So Many Shells

So Many Shells

Hey stampin' friends!  I hope you all had a nice Mother's Day (if you're a mother!)...I decided to take a day away from posting to spend an afternoon with my oldest daughter.  We enjoyed lunch together, and then spent some time in a bookstore, which we both love...it was a very nice way to spend the day.  I'm back with another project for you though!

I'm highlighting another retiring set today....So Many Shells.  This set has several beautiful, two-step shell images in it but my favorite thing about this particular set are the sentiments...there are some really good ones in a mixed font.  I also pulled out some embossing paste, which I haven't used in awhile, and some new colors, as well!

I started with the background for this project.  I used an Aqua Painter with Coastal Cabana (a returning In Color....if you don't have it, you'll want it...it is a gorgeous blue with just the faintest hint of light green) ink to wash a piece of watercolor paper.

While that was drying, I stamped the shells onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock.  For the urchin, I used new new purples, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.  Both are very pretty, but I'm especially excited about the Grape because it is a true purple, which we haven't had for awhile!  The biggest shell is stamped with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and the small shell is stamped with Soft Suede and Early Espresso.  The sentiment is also stamped in Early Espresso.  After stamping all the pieces, I fussy cut them out and set them aside.

After the wash was dry, I used a stencil and Shimmery White embossing paste over it and again gave it a few minutes to dry before splattering it with some Crumb Cake ink and a bit of Wink of Stella.

The shells are all adhered with SNAIL adhesive.  I added a small twist of linen thread to the back of the sentiment before adhering it with some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

To finish it up, I layered the focal piece onto a piece of Highland Heather cardstock and finally onto a Crumb Cake card base.

 

There's just a few days left to order So Many Shells before it's gone for good...don't miss it!

Until next time...happy stampin'!

Dena