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Free Tuesday Tutorial Friends Are Like Seashells

I love being a part of the Tutorial Medley group.  It allows me to provide the free tutorials on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Today I have a card using the Friends Are Like Seashells bundle.  Oh, the possibilities are endless with this bundle!  The card today was created by me.

Tutorial Medley March Friends Are Like Seashells

I love how this card turned out!  Let me share all the details and measurements with you.

Friends Are Like Seashells


Stamp Sets: Friends Are Like Seashells (154368), bundle (156205)

Cardstock: Seaside Spray (150883), Crumb Cake (120953), Basic White (159276)

Ink: Versamark (102283), Seaside Spray (150085), Crumb Cake (147117), Crumb Cake Combo Blends (154882)

Tools & Accessories: Blender Brushes (153611), Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (152475), Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109129), Heat Tool (129053), Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (152155), Seashell 3D Embossing Folder (154309), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Designer Paper: Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper (154288)



Card Base: Seaside Spray 4 ¼ x 11, score at 5 ½, 6 ¾

Cardstock #2: Crumb Cake 1 x 4, Crumb Cake 4 x 4

Cardstock #3: Basic White 3 7/8 x 3 7/8, scrap for sentiment, seashell

Designer Paper #1: Sand & Sea 7/8 x 3 7/8



Fold and burnish the card base. Glue the space between the card spine and the next fold down.

In the small space, glue the thin Crumb Cake piece and the Sand & Sea DSP thin strip.

Glue down the large Crumb Cake piece.

On the Basic White large piece, rub over the surface with an Embossing Buddy or a dryer sheet to remove the static.

Randomly stamp the sand dollar and the starfish over this piece using Versamark. Don’t be afraid to go off the edges.

Add the Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then heat with the Heat Tool.

Trace around the sand dollars and starfish with the light Crumb Cake blend.

Make a mask for the sand dollar and starfish by stamping them on a sticky note making sure that you stamp on the sticky part. Cut out on the lines. I made about three of each.

Cover the images with the sticky notes and add Crumb Cake ink with a Blender Brush. You might need to add color to a section and then move the masks to another area. Also add the Crumb Cake dots while images are covered. Keep working until the whole layer is covered.

Glue this layer down on the Crumb Cake layer.

On scrap Basic White, stamp the seashell in Versamark, add embossing powder, and heat.

Use the dies to cut out the seashell. Parts will still be attached and will need to be cut with snips. You could also choose to just cut out the whole seashell with snips.

Use a Blender Brush to add Seaside Spray ink to the seashell. Rub away extra ink with a paper towel.

Place the cut out in the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and run through the SU Cut & Emboss Machine. Add the seashell with dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment on Basic White with Versamark, add embossing powder, and heat. Trim the sentiment. Add dimensionals to the back. Add some of the gold twine from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. You might need to add additional dimensionals to get the sentiment to stick well.

Add Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to embellish.

Tie the gold trim around the designer paper section and tie into a knot. Make a bow and add with a rolled up glue dot. This twine does unravel easily.

For the inside, emboss a sentiment in gold. Add a sand dollar down in the bottom corner as on the front. Trace with a light Crumb Cake Blend, add a mask and the dots and use a Blender Brush to add Crumb Cake color.

Enjoy your beautiful card!

If you would like to download the directions, Download Tutorial Medley March Friends Are Like Seashells.  Let me share a few more pictures with you.

Tutorial Medley Friends Are Like Seashells Close Up

Tutorial medley Friends Are Like Seashells Inside

Tutorial Medley Friends Are Like Seashells

I hope you'll try this card.  It's a lot of fun!

Thanks so much for your time today.  Let me know if I can help you!

Here is a teaser for my March class to go.  There are 3 cards.  You can get this set of cards free with a $50 order using the Host Code F3AEYHQU.  You can also purchase the kits to make the three cards for $15 plus shipping.  Included is the card kits and a PDF emailed to you with links to videos for each card.  My Luv 2 Create team members will pay $10.  You will need the Springtime Joy stamp set or some set that you can substitute.  I cannot send stamped images.

Springtime Joy Class Trio Teaser by Jo Anne Hewins

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