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Tuesday T&T - Shells Today & Frogs Tomorrow

I am still really enjoying using Dina's dkdesigns great images.  They inspired me to make the card below.   I was also inspired by the great card Jenny Gropp made for one of our challenges HERE.  Tomorrow, I'll have another card for you.  Mitra told me I could give you a 'sneak peek' of some of the new Fall/Winter stamps to be released at the CHA convention at the end of this month!!!  So let's get started with today's card, then meet me back here tomorrow the the 'sneak peek':

Shell 1
Shell Collage - D13024, Walk With Me - D13007, Ticking - CC126, Quatrefoil - CC124


Shell 2

Above are the basic things I needed to get started.  A complete list is at the bottom of the post with basic links.

Shell 3
Shell Collage Image:

  1. Stamped Shell Collage 3 times using Vintage Sepia ink.
  2. Sprinkled the 2 without the deckled frame with Clear embossing powder and embossed with heat gun.   Trimmed around shell and shell opening. 
  3. Put shell shown with die through Cuttlebug.
  4. Mounted second shell and shell opening as shown on shell put thorough deckle die (using 3D pop dots).  I curled the bottom edge of the shell opening under a little.
  5. Painted with twinks, but dye inks, ShinHan, or Copic markers can also be used.
  6. The sentiment, Walk With Me, was also stamped using Rich Cocoa and put though the Cuttlebug using a smaller Deckle die.
  7. Edges of both die cuts were sponged with Vintage Sepia.

Shell 4

  1. Cover-A-Card Ticking was stamped on white cardstock using Memento Angel Pink.
  2. Cover-A-Card Quatrefoil was stamped over the Ticking background using Rich Cocoa.
  3. Trimmed to 4"X5.25" and mounted on dark brown cardstock.  Saved extra for inside card and envelope as shown.


  1. Lined up shell and sentiment.  Mounted with 3D pop dots.
  2. Threaded Pink May Arts Ribbon through and attached to back of cardfront.  Added bow using the Bow-Easy.
  3. Mounted 7, 5, and 3MM pearl stickers using Glossy Accents and added heart stick pin.
  4. Finished the inside of card and envelope.

That's all for today.  I hope to be back tomorrow with the other card I had planned.  :-)