The stamp set So Many Shells is one of those sets I had to have. The problem is that I did not use it. The sayings in this set are good, really good. The font used is just right. So Many Shells spent so many days just sitting on my shelf. It was not feeling the love. Last week the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge celebrated number 500 in challenges. We had a sketch to follow. My card today was made first for that challenge. I decided that it was not quite festive enough.
I think this might be more of a masculine card although it could be either.
The card base is Calypso Coral measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.
The patterned paper is from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. The wood look is cut at 4 1/2 x 4 1/4. The blue herringbone measures 4 x 4 1/4. Layer these with the left wood just a little wider than the right.
The blue herringbone is stamped two times with the swirl from the Star of Light stamp set. Yes, it's for Christmas, but maybe not just for Christmas. Use Island Indigo for this.
The coral strip of paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. Cut it 3/4 x 3 3/4.
The sentiment is from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set. Stamp it in Calypso Coral on a white scrap. Stamp this out with the Classic Label Punch. Snip the ends straight.
The shell is a two stamp process. I think I didn't use this set because it would be hard to match these up. I tackled it because I could use the new Stamperatus. To be honest I didn't need the Stamperatus. Start with the Early Espresso stamp first. It's the one that is a little smaller. With the dark background, it's easier to match. The second stamp is in Crumb Cake. You do have to fussy cut this with your snips. It is easy to cut. Attach with dimensionals.
Here is the inside of the card. The wood print is 3/4 by 4 and the blue herringbone is 1/2 x 4. The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral. It is from the So Many Shells set. Stamp another shell.
The sketch used for this card is below.
Here are the two cards I made using the sketch.
Can you believe how different two cards can look just using different supplies! If you want to see the butterfly card, go here.
So I say to you, get out that set you just had to have. Use it! If you have So Many Shells, use that!
Thanks for visiting me today. If you don't have a demonstrator, please consider me. I promise to take good care of you! The list below will link you right to my online store. Thanks. By the way, did you see the subcribe to my newsletter at the top right? My newletter goes out every Tuesday!