Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Shell-A-Brate In Style!

Good Morning!  Back again on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

 This card was 'wicked fun' to make.  

A little water coloring, a lot of die cutting and lots of gluing.....FUN!!!

I saw this technique by Jen McGuire, it will make you look at your die sets in a whole new light, a bright, shiny, full of possibilities light lol  You can check out her video HERE!  It's her second card, which starts at just about the 7:44 mark.  

Here I have die cut all of my shells that I think I will need from water color paper.  I have used the Die Versions Whispers Scallop Shell Cheery Lynn Sand Dollar Starfish--which is no longer available, and Frantic Stamper Dies Beach Comber Icons.  

I then water colored each die cut.

I then glued each die cut, making two panels that I would use as my 'gate fold'.

The 'gate folds' were scored on each end and adhered 
to the card base using the Best Glue Ever.

Using Twine and Plastic Pearl Beads I created my fun string of pearls closure.

It actually works!

 Stamped the inside with a pretty shell border and my 
Happy Birthday Shell-A-Brate sentiments.  

So. Much. FUN!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at;  
Scrapy Land, Anything Goes and Crop Stop, Party #42.

Thanks for popping in!


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Here's What I Used:

Die-Versions - Whispers - Scallop Shell

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Beach Comber Icons

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  1. Waking up to this much inspiration does not happen often. Wow! I adore everything about this card. It is magnificent and so different. I relish that pearl closure and the design. You are the best!

  2. Gorgeous creation, Donna! I love the fold you’ve customized, beautifully detailed, and wonderful colors. Darling sentiment! Hugs, de

  3. What a fantastic idea, so creative. I love everything about it, the colours are just gorgeous! xx

  4. Oh how fun -- I love the way you did the shells on the sides!! What a lovely, creative card! Thanks for linking this up to the Cropstop blog this month!

  5. Very pretty card and a creative way to use that beautiful shell die cut. Love the water color...so pretty!

  6. Wow Donna, I just had to pop by (though a bit late) and tell you what a fabulous card this is...so creative, unique and beautiful!!

  7. So creative and cool, love the way you used those shells and the pretty coloring! I have been subscribed to your blog through email but stopped getting updates, I went to do it again and it says I am already subscribed. I have added you to my bloglovin hope I get updates that way.

    1. Yeah, I have no idea what is going on with Blogger. I was not getting any email updates either for many Blogs I follow....Thanks for adding me to Bloglovin, appreciate it!