Friday, September 16, 2011

Sea Shell Card

Hi everyone!   Sorry for my absence.

I have been preparing some swap pages and puzzle piece altered art for the upcoming Club Scrap 2011 October Retreat!   So excited to be going again this year.   It is so great to see everyone after chatting with them on the message boards for so long.    I have completed all these projects so I finally had time to try something new.

My good friend and sis in law Becky had a birthday yesterday and I wanted to make her something special.   I found inspiration from the Tattered Angels Designers Blog and couldn't wait to make one.    Living on Cape Cod I went in search of these usually very plentiful sea clam shells at my town beach.    Unfortunately we just had Hurricane Irene come for a visit and the beach was wiped clean.   Luckily my neighbor came to my rescue as her kids had collected a bunch at their gram's beach and they let me have some!   Thanks Mason and Jillian. :)

I used Glimmer mists in Caribbean Blue, Bahama Blue, Lemon Meringue, and Sapphire on the sea shell as well as on the chipboard pieces that are the pocket and the card base.   I also sprayed some die cut shells from a Sizzlet set with the same combination of mists.

The edges of all the chipboard, the free Mermaid clip art image,  the banner (made of kraft paper packing material) stamped with a Club Scrap Gimme A Ring happy birthday wood mount stamp,  and the die cuts are inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I really appreciate you stopping by and would love to hear about something new you have been working on!


  1. Julie, these are sooo cool. Bet you're happy to have your Retreat requirements finished so you can get back to the regularly scheduled program!

  2. Wow Julie, this is so UNIQUE and pretty!! Lucky gal, going to retreat, hope you have a wonderful time!!