The beach is a relaxing, peaceful place to be. I’ve never found such beautiful shells as show in Inkadinkado’s Sea Shells Still Life, but it makes a lovely, more masculine in nature birthday card.
I began by stamping the image on Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. I used the MISTI so that I could stamp multiple times to get a crisp image. Next I ink blended the background using Ranger’s Mini Ink Blending Tool using Distress Ink: Fozzilized Amber, Brushed Cordurory, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China. To intensify the colors of the shells I used Copic Markers: R21, R22, R12; E30, E31, E33; E33, E35, E55; E47, E57, E59; BG000, BG01, BG02; G40, G43. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.
I die cut the focal image with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stac
kable Rectangles and added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back of the panel. An A2 side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock, but when I placed the focal image on the cardbase everything blended together. To help the focal image pop, a rectangle 1/8” larger than the focal image was cut from some blue cardstock I had in my stash. I liked the look of the card much better and so it was adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the focal image was adhered on top with the same glue and the card was done.
- Inkadinkado Sea Shells Still Life
- Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
- Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock
- Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
- Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
- Copic Markers: R21, R22, R12; E30, E31, E33; E33, E35, E55; E47, E57, E59; BG000, BG01, BG02; G40, G43