Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Summer Shells

Hello Everyone!!  I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas Break!  Here in Australia it's Summer time, so I was feeling in a warm, beachy mood when I made this card!  For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, I hope this makes you feel a little warmer through your winter!!  Every Christmas I make my Grandmother a pack of cards for various occasions and this is one that went into her pack.  I thought it would be good to have a no sentiment card and one that could be used for a male or female.  (OK - admittedly, perhaps I shouldn't have added the pearls if it goes to a male, but it's too late now!)

I started with a base of aqua bazzill and layered with So Saffron and some Very Vanilla that has been embossed with the Floral and Stone Impressabilities that I put through my Grand Calibur!!  I sponged a little Antique Linen ink over it to make the embossing pop a bit more.  Next I cut a piece of Windsor Knot DP (retired) with the Label 17 Nestabilities (and boy does the Grand Calibur cut like BUTTAH!!!!  Love it!!!!)  Across this I added some Natural Mesh (May Arts).  The shells are from JustRite's By The Sea set and have been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  It was cut out with Small Oval Nestabilities and matted with aqua bazzill cut with Large Oval Nestabilities and matted again with So Saffron cut with Large Scallop Oval Nestabilities.  To finish I added a couple of Kaisercraft Chino Pearls to the top and bottom corner.

Stamps - By The Sea (JustRite)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Aqua Bazzill, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Windsor Knot DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen
Accessories - Copics, Nestabilities: Small Oval, Large Oval, Large Scallop Oval, Label 17; Floral and Stone Impressabilities, May Arts Natural Mesh, Kasiercraft Blush Pearls.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!!  :)


Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured shells. Reminds me of my years in Costa Rica - happy sigh :) Love the colour combo and I'm sure your grandmother loved it. Enjoy some sunshine for me - and mangos if they are ripe LOL (((hugs)))

Edna Morrisedie said...

She sells sea shells by the sea shore.... I am sure GG loved her card pack!

Leigh said...

Fabulous card Kathy. I do like those shells. Hope you aren't too wet where you are..rain has eased off here but they're predicting more.

velta said...

Oh Kathy how perfectly lovely!! You have been such an inspiration to me this past year and now with this (these) cards that you made for your grandmother....I have GOT to have Labels 17!!! Here is wishing you and yours a Very Happy New Year!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Summer... I swear I will never remember the weather differences. lol Very pretty and soothing card Kathy.

Leslie Miller said...

It's a great masculine card, pearls or no pearls. Love the meshy stuff, too. Perfect!

rusichka said...

у вас чудові роботи .я в захоплення!!!

Renkata said...

Fantastic card.
Beautiful layout.
Happy New Year!

Francie G. said...

Beautiful simplicity, Julie! Beautifully colored! Would love to be walking the beach looking for these beauties! Happy Blessed New Year!


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