Have a Shell of a Birthday

I love the new Shells Fancy die from Hero Arts. They are so detailed. I experimented with coloring methods and decided I liked using Distress Oxides the best – Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap, Fossilized Amber. The Ocean Mist panel was partially embossed with the Forest Branches EF. I swiped a new juicy VersaMark pad across the bottom and added Sand EP from Hero Arts – it really does look like sand. The sentiment was cut with a die from JustRite and was also embossed with the Sand EP. I added some shell PP as a mat layer – unfortunately it doesn’t show well, but it does show parts of a couple of starfish which is the recipient’s favorite sea creature. I added a tiny Kraft twine bow to the starfish. I’m entering this in the As You See It Recipe Challenge – I think I got all the ingredients.

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16 thoughts on “Have a Shell of a Birthday

    1. Thanks Bonnie. This is the first time I’ve used the sand EP and was amazed at how much it really looked like sand.

    1. Thanks Lisa. The card does have a lot of dimension. I just hope it will go through the mail OK.

  1. These shells look like you just collected them from the shoreline. Love the sand element and that fun bow for the starfish. Very creative to use the branches embossing folder for the top portion for some texture.

    1. Thanks Gayle. I really like the Hero Arts Fancy dies – they have so much detail. I thought the EF looked like waves, so I try to remember to use it when I’m doing a beach theme.

  2. Judy, what a fantastic card you created! Those die cuts are amazing with all the details and that sand embossing powder is fabulous! It really does look like sand. Great way to do the sentiment, as well. This really is a wonderful card.

  3. Wow! That sand looks like you scooped it off the beach and the shells and starfish are so realistic, Judy! Thanks for cooking up our recipe at As You See It Challenges!

  4. Really pretty! The shells are so detailed, the colours are perfect and the touch of patterned paper picks up the theme well. Thanks for joining in our recipe challenge at As You See It.

  5. Those shells look amazing on the sand. So realistic I can imagine myself walking on the beach. Great card. I love everything about it.

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