Yesterday I decided to make a card using products from the Sand & Sea Suite. I wanted to stamp some shell images but hubby was sharing my desk at the time working on my new laptop. Although he had transferred all my email addresses over to my new machine, the process didn’t bring over different email groups I’d set up. He felt that he’d finally found out how to do it and wanted to try it straight away. We agreed to half a desk each!
Initially, I couldn’t reach my stamp set or inks so I decided to fussy cut images from one of the designs in the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack. I’m happy with my finished card but the images are quite a lot smaller than they would have been if I’d stamped them. If that had been the case, the design of my card would have been different but as I said, I am happy with today’s card!
I chose to make my card in Seaside Spray and cut out one each of all four different Seaside Spray shells on the sheet of DSP I was working with. The fussy cutting was very straight forward but there is a die that goes with the stamped images but it has been designed to die-cut the image created by the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. I haven’t played with this yet, so I can’t make a comment but I will remedy that any day soon! Although the die cuts the embossed image it can be lined up on stamped images to die-cut the five different shells individually.
To decide on the sizes of my three sections on the front of my card, I divided the height which is 5 3/8″ by three. This made each section 1 3/4″ tall adding up to a total of 5 1/4″ so I added the remaining 1/8″ to the middle section. I was in an economising mood yesterday and instead of using one complete top layer of DSP I cut two at 1 3/4″ and adhered them in place.
After cutting the Whisper White Cardstock (CS) to 1 7/8″, I embossed it using the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered it to a layer of Seaside Spray CS that was 2 1/8″ wide and then adhered it in the middle of the two DSP sections. I played around with different arrangements of the shells and cut an extra of the smallest shell and an extra of the next smallest shell. When I was happy with the layout I adhered them in position using Dimensionals.
It isn’t often I use two sentiments on the front of one card but my layout on this card was ideal for two and I felt the two I chose went together beautifully. They are from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set and read HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND and WISHING YOU THE VERY BEST. Instead of using Dimensionals to adhere these two in position, I used our Foam Adhesive Sheets – definitely no sagging in the middle for these two sentiments.
Inside the card I adhered a middle layer of Whisper White CS and a top layer of Seaside Spray CS. I decorated it by adhering the second die-cut of the second smallest shell from the DSP. I love this shade of blue; it’s so delicate! That’s about it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting!
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”