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So Many Shells -- Believe There is Good in the World

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Today's post provides the how-to's for making one of the projects created for last weekend's Inky Friends Blog Hop featuring the 2017-2019 In Colors.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.  

The color I chose to highlight was Powder Pink.  With all the bold and vibrant colors in this new palette of In Colors, you would think that the Powder Pink would be a bit of a wash out.  I don't think so.  In this card, you see that Powder Pink is a vivid focal point with the shells and the greeting.

SoManyShells_BelieveThereIsGood

This card begins with a card base of Sahara Sand cardstock.  A panel of Soft Sky cardstock was stamped with the open circles image from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set using Soft Sky ink.  The image was stamped twice along the vertical just to the left of center to indicate bubbles in the water.  Then the panel was embossing with the Big Shot using the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder with the ruffles horizontal across the panel and the embossed bumps facing up to indicate a flow of water.  This is my first time using the Dynamic Textured Impresssions embossing folders and I am SOLD!  The impressions are just amazing.  However, be advised that making the Big Shot "sandwich" for the Dynamic folders is different from the regular embossing folders.  The Dynamic folders are very thick, so you only need a cutting plate on top of the folder (rather than a plate above and another plate below the folder as would be used for the regular folders).  

The tall sea grass image from the Magical Mermaid stamp set was stamped three times on Very Vanilla cardstock using Pear Pizzazz ink.  The images were colored with Pear Pizzazz ink squeezed onto the inside of the stamp pad lid and Blender Pens.  The images were cut out with Paper Snips.  A piece of Sahara Sand cardstock was randomly stamped with the small dots image from the Magical Mermaid stamp set using Sahara Sand ink.  The cardstock was torn into two pieces to create the sandy bottom.  The first piece was adhered along the bottom edge of the Soft Sky embossed panel aligning the left and right edges of the two pieces of cardstock.  The sea grass was adhered to the Sahara Sand cardstock using teeny, teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  Note that the long thin piece of sea grass was removed from the right side of one of the images and adhered on its own.  The second piece of Sahara Sand cardstock was adhered along the bottom edge of the Soft Sky cardstock/Sahara Sand cardstock aligning the left and right edges.  Note that the Sahara Sand cardstock was torn so that one piece has a bump up on the right sloping to a low area on the left.  This piece is adhered first.  The remaining piece will have a bump up on the left sloping to a low area on the right.  This piece is adhered after the sea grass is adhered.  The Soft Sky/Sahara Sand panel was matted with a slightly larger piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and adhered at the center of the card front.

A piece of Powder Pink cardstock was stamped with the "Believe There is Good in the World" greeting from the So Many Shells stamp set using Pear Pizzazz ink.  A banner tail was cut into the cardstock to the right of the greeting and a piece of Linen Thread was wrapped three times around the banner to the left of the greeting and knotted.  The banner was adhered to the Soft Sky cardstock aligning the left edges with the top of the banner 5/8" from the top edge of the Soft Sky cardstock.

Now it's time to make some shells.  The shell images in the So Many Shells stamp set use multiple layers of color to bring depth to the images with each layer of color a different stamp.  Here's how I made each of the shells:

Conch shell

  • Ink "solid" Conch shell with Powder Pink, stamp off, then stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Ink "detail" Conch shell with Powder Pink and stamp directly over the previously stamped image
  • Ink "detail" Conch shell only at the pointed area of the shell and along the top of the open area of the shell with Sahara Sand ink, stamp off, then stamp directly over the previously stamped image

Auger shell

  • Ink solid Auger shell with Powder Pink and stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Ink "detail" Auger shell with Soft Sky ink, stamp off, and stamp directly over the previously stamped image

Sea Urchin

  • Ink "detailed" Sea Urchin image with Powder Pink and stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Ink "detailed" Sea Urchin image with Sahara Sand ink using Rock & Roll technique (gently roll the edges of the stamp image onto the stamp pad), stamp off, and stamp directly over the previously stamped image

Scallop shell (it's used for the liner inside the card)

  • Ink "solid" Scallop shell image with Powder Pink, stamp off, and stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Ink "detailed" Scallop shell image with Powder Pink and stamp directly over the previously stamped image
  • Ink "detailed" Scallop shell image with Soft Sky, stamp off and stamp directly over the previously stamped image

Using Paper Snips, cut out all the shells, setting the Scallop shell aside for use on the liner.  Adhere Sea Urchin over sea grass near lower right corner of card front with the bottom edge of the Sea Urchin resting on top of the torn Sahara Sand cardstock and the right edge of the Sea Urchin 3/8" from the right edge of the Soft Sky cardstock.  Adhere the Conch shell to the card front with the point of the shell 1/8" from the left edge of the Soft Sky cardstock and the bottom edge of the fullest part of the shell 1/4" from the bottom edge of the Sahara Sand cardstock.  Adhere the Auger shell to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right end of the shell 1/4" from the right edge and the bottom edge of the shell 1/4" from the bottom edge of the Sahara Sand cardstock.

SoManyShells_BelieveThereIsGood_Liner

The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The "Life is full of healing and people who are there to help you find it" sentiment from the So Many Shells stamp set was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Soft Sky ink.  The sea grass image from the Magical Mermaid stamp set was stamped near the lower right corner of the liner using Pear Pizzazz ink and colored with the Blender Pen using Pear Pizzazz ink squeezed onto the inside of the stamp pad lid.  A piece of Sahara Sand cardstock was randomly stamped with the small dots image from the Magical Mermaid stamp set using Sahara Sand ink.  The paper was torn to create a bump up on the left sloping to a lower area on the right side and then adhered along the bottom edge of the liner with the right and left sides of the paper aligned with the right and left sides of the liner.  The Scallop shell was adhered to the Sahara Sand cardstock at an angle near the bottom left side of the sea grass.

SoManyShells_BelieveThereIsGood_Envelope

The Conch shell was stamped on the flap of the Medium Very Vanilla envelope using the same stamping process used to create the shell for the card front.

I'll be back soon with another of the Powder Pink projects.  I hope you'll stop by to visit.

Card Measurements -- 

Powder Pink:  7/8" x 2-1/8"; Sahara Sand:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 1-1/2" x 4", 1" x 4"; Soft Sky:  4" x 5-1/4"; Very Vanilla:  3-1/2" x 4-1/2", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"

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Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  So Many Shells, Magical Mermaid, Playful Backgrounds; Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Powder, Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Powder Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla; Embellishments:  Linen Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pens, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope

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