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June 10, 2013

Tuesday T&T Layered and Foiled By The Sea!

I chose Grace for today's tutorial.  I used a couple of different techniques.  The first was using a heat and stick embossing powder to attach some mica flakes and the second is foiling Graces shell.   Below is how I created the card itself.

Images First:

  1. I built the card from the back to the front so I inked up Clouds with Memento Summer sky and stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock, and then
  2. I inked Rolling Waves with Fluid Chalk Alabaster on blue cardstock, then
  3. I used a caramel colored piece of Bazzill Dotted Swiss and stamped it with VersaMark and Dots, applied heat and bond embossing powder, heated until clear, applied Mica Flakes Gold Dust and then heated again to seal it.
  4. Stamped Grace (from my clear set) twice on white cardstock with Memento Toffee Crunch.  Painted her with twinks.  Applied Jones Toned think layer to the shell.  Let dry for an hour and applied the Pearl foil.  BTW - if you buy any of this, you don't need a lot. The piece you see there is about 8 years old and still has lots more to use. One copy  of Grace will be used to layer (of course).

Building Background:

  1. Die cut the card shape using Resplendent Rectangles.
  2. Used the die as a stencil to get the Clouds background.
  3. Lined up the Rolling Waves on top of that.  Have to admit this was a leftover from a previous card.
  4. Tore the Dots background along the top.  Cut it 2" deep.  Taped it in place and used the bottom edge of the Clouds to trim it.  (Do you follow this?)  If not you can ask.  :-)  Applied glitter glue to the torn edge and applied Mica Flakes Gold Dust on top of that.
  5. Threaded pink organza ribbon around the edge and tied a bow.
  6. Mounted to another piece of caramel cardstock.

 Finishing The Card:

  1. Finished Grace, embossed her from the back and mounted with 3D pop dots.
  2. Cut out the Starfish, Scallop, swirled shell, and flower in her hair.  Embossed them from the back and mounted them.
  3. Used Glossy Accents on the swirled shell and the Starfish.
  4. Used Gesso in a little fine tipped bottle I have for the Scallop.
  5. Added a 2mm pearl to the flower in her hair.
  6. Added a heart shaped pearl to the lower right hand corner with Glossy Accents.  Dusted with the Mica flakes.
  7. Stamped By The Sea sentiment with Memento Toffee Crunch.

It was a fun and fairly quick card.   I am really enjoying seeing all of your cards for our "Bloom Where You Are Planted" Challenge too.   For those of you who haven't joined in the fun yet, there's still time.  Get your cards posted HERE before tomorrow night at 10:00 p.m.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!   I'll be back with the winner of the challenge on DT Thursday.   Hope you will join us for that fun too.




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Wow, what an awesome card. Quick you say? It's hard to imagine it being quick as I read all those details you painstakingly did. You have a signature style and I knew it was your card right away.

Oh Shirley, you've created a lovely summer scene. And all that glittery stuff in different forms, it's the dazzling sunshine!

Beautifully done Shirley! Love how dimensional Grace looks....I am going to have to give that a try! Awesome scene! TFS

Darling card! Thanks for sharing your technique!

Fabulous card Shirley! TFS

Beautiful card!! I love how you did the sky, sand and sea!! Also love the Mica Flake idea, I will have to see if my lss has the stamp and bond powder...also love the by the sea script. Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

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