Big Blue Sea

Seashells at Night

by Alison Heikkila

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Summer is in full swing, and I couldn’t be happier. I love the heat, and my family and I like to visit the beach. I live on Long Island, so the beach is always pretty close by no matter where we are. There’s something so magical about the beach at night, so I thought it might be fun to make a nighttime beachy card.

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate
Time: 25 minutes

Directions

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Step 1

Tape the Shell Wreath Stencil to black cardstock. Glob (that’s a technical term) some Turquoise Creative Medium at the top of the stencil. Take the Paste Spreader, hold it at a 45 degree angle, and slowly drag the paste across the stencil. Try to touch it up as little as possible. You can run the Paste Spreader down across the stencil again, but if you work the paste too much, it doesn’t look as smooth. Let the paste dry.

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Step 2

You can see how beautifully the iridescent quality of the Creative Medium shows up on the black cardstock.  I chose a sentiment from the Ocean Wonders set and stamped it with VersaMark ink. Then, it was heat embossed with Ice Blue embossing enamel. Tear the bottom edge of the black cardstock for some added texture.

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Step 3

Using the Fireworks!, Sheer Shimmer and irRESISTible sprays, spritz them all over the black cardstock. I sprayed fairly close to my project to get more concentrated areas of color. No need to wait for the sprays to dry between colors…I like the look of them swirling together. When you’re happy with the overall look, set the piece aside to dry completely.

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Step 4

Ink up the edges of the card base with Pearlescent Sky Blue from the Brilliance collection first, about 1/4″ all the way around. Then edge with the darker Encore Metallic Blue around the edges, but keep the line really narrow. Glue the black cardstock to the base of the card.

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Thanks for checking out this card!

Supplies

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  • Stampendous – Shell Wreath Stencil, Ocean Wisdom Perfectly Clear Stamps, Ice Blue Embossing Enamel, Paste Spreader
  • Black cardstock
  • White card base
  • Adhesive
  • Embossing gun

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