Friends Are Like Seashells Beach Finds
B eachy friendship card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock, vellum, and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Coastal Cabana Cardstock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" of waterery shoreline design fading from blue to pink from Waves Of The Ocean 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper
- 2-3/4" x 3-1/2" from Granny Apple Green Cardstock
- 2" x 2-1/2" from Granny Apple Green Cardstock
- 2-1/2" square of watery dark blue and green design from Waves Of The Ocean 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper
- 2-1/4" square from Vellum Cardstock
- 2" x 3-3/4" of pink watery design from Waves Of The Ocean 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper
Adhere the large rectangle of watery shoreline Waves Of The Ocean Designer Paper to the front of the Coastal Cabana card.
Pick out the large, detailed shells and seaweed die from the Seaside Seashells Dies. Put it on top of both Granny Apple Green rectangles on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so the die will cut out the two large areas of seaweed. Run through the machine. Use the Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip and Take Your Pick to remove the pieces if needed. Leave the die out.
Use Paper Snips Scissors as needed to cut the seaweed pieces loose from the rest of the die cut and to cut the seaweed pieces into smaller pieces as needed.
Slide one corner of the 2-1/2" square of the Waves Of The Ocean Designer Paper into the angle of the Detailed Trio Punch that corner rounds. Use the guides on the base of the punch to line up the corner in the punch. Press down firmly on the center of the punch to punch. Repeat on the other three corners of the square.
Slide one corner of the 2-1/4" square of Vellum Cardstock into the angle of the Detailed Trio Punch that corner rounds. Use the guides on the base of the punch to line up the corner in the punch. Press down firmly on the center of the punch to punch. Repeat on the other three corners of the square.
Cut a 5" piece of the ,1-1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon so it has jagged edges on each end.
Lay the piece of ribbon diagonally across the center of the card front so the upper edge is in the upper right corner and the lower edge is in the lower left corner. Use a piece of Tear & Tape across the center to hold the ribbon in place. Leave the protective backing in place for now.
WITHOUT ADHERING, lay the pieces of seaweed cut outs on the front of the card in the upper left corner and the corner rounded square of designer paper on the card front at a slight angle as shown to figure out spacing and placement.
Once happy with the placement and spacing of the seaweed, remove the protective backing from the Tear & Tape on the card front and stick the pieces of seaweed in place. Put Stampin' Seal on the back of the corner rounded designer paper square and stick it in place using it to help hold the seaweed pieces and ribbon in place.
As you are ready to stamp using the Friends Are Like Seashells Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the "friends are like seashells..." sentiment from the Friends Are Like Seashells Set on Block C. Ink it up with the VersaMark Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the corner rounded vellum square.
Lay the stamped vellum cardstock on top of some Grid Paper in the center. Sprinkle on some white powder from the Basics Stampin' Emboss Powders so it covers the entire square. Tap off excess powder. Return the excess powder to the container to use again later.
Heat the powder with the Heat Tool until it is completely melted (shiny and smooth).
Tip: Use a clothespin to hold the vellum while you are heating it so you don't burn your fingers.
Tip: Be careful not to overheat and burn the vellum.
Use thin lines of Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen on the back of the heat embossed vellum square where it will be hidden by the heat embossed words to adhere the vellum square to the center of the designer paper square on the card front.
Mount the conch image from the Friends Are Like Seashells Set on Block H. Ink it up with the Calypso Coral Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the watery pink Waves Of The Ocean Designer Paper rectangle.
Place the large, detailed shells and seaweed die from the Seaside Seashells Dies on top of the stamped conch image on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so the conch image is centered in the corresponding area of the die. Run through the tool. Use the Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip and Take Your Pick to remove the pieces if needed.
Use Paper Snips Scissors as needed to cut the conch image loose from the rest of the die cut.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the conch cut out to the front of the card as shown so it overlaps the bottom right corner of the matted vellum square.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up 2 small and 1 large Night Of Navy gems from a sheet of Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them to the upper right and lower left corners of the vellum square as shown.