Social Stamping ~ Friends are like Seashells

Gosh last week just flew by and I hadn’t got around to taking photos of my cards we made last week at Social Stamping. Social Stamping is held every Monday at the Taste of Dalyellup Cafe which is a lovely cafe local to me. I had planned on doing another live video to show you how we made these cards but my iPad had a major accident and now needs some surgery done. Never a dull moment in this household!

So I decided to give my Friends are like Seashells some inky love and we made this beautiful card. My inspiration for this card came straight out of the mini catalogue and if you haven’t had a chance to view it yet, you can download a digital copy here or I can send or deliver one to you if you do not already have a demonstrator. I always prefer a hard copy personally. So much easier to look at!

This suite is gorgeous! I am pretty sure I always say that! But it really is a perfect set if you have anyone who loves the beach. Personally, living only about 1 km away from the beach, I can see I will use this quite a bit.

The Sand & Sea Suite Collection includes the stamp set and dies, papers, embossing folder, stickers and pearls.

I wanted to use the pretty Pearlescent Specialty Paper but not knowing how many people would come along to the Social Stamping means I needed to be careful to make sure I had enough to work with. So I provided an alternative. We die cut out our shells with white card stock. Stamped our shells using Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Highland Heather ink pads. Added some greenery using soft sea foam blends then we used our embossing folder to give the shells a 3D impression. This step really makes these pop! To create a shimmer effect, kind of what you would get with the pearlescent paper, we used frost white shimmer paint with a sponge dauber to add some shine!

All that was left to do was some finishing touches, subtle embossing folder for the Seaside Spray card base. Oh I will be so sad to see this in colour go this coming June but that also means that we will enjoy 5 new in colours. I can’t wait to see what they will be!

The sentiments in this stamp set are so pretty, the font is so gorgeous and delicate. Some linen thread and an opal round pearl added to the card front with some shell stamping on the inside and on the envelope completes this card. So so pretty!

I would like to try this again using the pearlescent paper just to see the difference but for now at least the frost white shimmer paint provides a similar look using products you may already own.

Our Social Stamping sessions (held by either Kelly or myself) are not happening until the week after the public holiday. We will be back from 8th March. We hope you can join us!

Until next time, happy crafting!

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