I had a lovely afternoon on Tuesday when I met up with fellow Design Team member Kirsty Goodwill. Kirsty's "The Arty One" on the DT and our styles couldn't be more different, we had such a laugh though. Kirsty was very generous with her knowledge and inspired me no end, especially in regards to the Gelli plate. I've had a good old play with it today and I'm really pleased with what I've made. I'll do a blog post on it once I've done this month's samples.
Talking of this month's samples, this is the first card I made with the shell stamps.
I used Snow White Centura Pearl card for the scene a it has a lovely sheen. I thought this would look particularly good on the shells.
I think it's the first time I've used my new Detail Copper embossing powder by Stampendous. I bought it after seeing it on a gorgeous card by Julie Owens, who was one of the Top 5 on the Clarity Challenge Blog last month. Although I've been embossing for years it's not a colour I'd bought before but it makes a nice change from using gold and I thought it would work really well on this card.
I stamped and embossed the shells first, then covered them up with a mask so that I could create the beach scene. When that was done I coloured them in with ProMarkers.
The weathered wood is a printable background I bought from the Silhouette Store. I sized it to fit the card and then added some Old Paper Distress Ink to take away some of the whiteness.
Once I'd assembled the card it was looking a bit plain so I had the idea of shrink plastic shells.
The shells are really easy to cut out so they're perfect for shrink plastic. That then gave me the idea for my next card where the shrink plastic shells are the main focal point.