Monday, July 30, 2018

May You Always Have a Shell Card with Katelyn Grosart

Hey there Southern Ridge Trading Company fans! For today's post, I'm excited to share with you my May You Always Have a Shell Card that's perfect to give to that special someone who loves the sea.  To embellish my card, I've featured a variety of our popular ocean themed wood and chipboard pieces. I would love for you to read below as I share with you how I created my card.


To start, take the coral and seahorse pieces off of the Ocean Mix 1 set. Apply two coats of Antique Linen Distress Paint to the coral. Once the paint has dried, ink the edges of the coral using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Apply two coats of Broken China Distress Paint to the seahorse. After the paint has dried, ink the edges of the seahorse using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.




Take out three Mini Wood Starfish from the package. Apply two coats of Broken China Distress Paint to one of the starfish and apply two coats of Worn Lipstick Distress Paint to the other two starfish. After the paint has dried, ink the edges of all three starfish using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Mini Wood Sand Dollar package, take two out. Ink the edges of each sand dollar using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Take one Mini Wood Clam Shell out of the package. Apply Emboss It Ink to the clam shell. Sprinkle White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder overtop of the shell. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Take out the small Abstract Circle Frame from the Abstract Circle Frames set. Apply Emboss It Ink to the frame. Sprinkle Weathered Wood Embossing Powder overtop of the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Cut two pieces off of the Fish Net Pattern. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink overtop of each piece. 


Take out one Mini Wood Flip Flop from the package. Apply two coats of Worn Lipstick Distress Paint to the flip flop. Once the paint has dried, ink the edges of the flip flop using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Cut a piece of fish net.


Choose three shells for your card.


Cut a piece of shell patterned paper that measures 5 1/8" x 5 1/8". Cut a piece of coral patterned paper that measures 5" x 5". Distress the edges of each patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of both patterned papers using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Cut a piece of seahorse patterned paper that measures 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". Cut a piece of shell patterned paper that measures 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". On the top right side of both pieces, tear the paper down a bit. On the bottom left side of both pieces, tear the paper up a bit. Distress the edges of both patterned paper pieces. Ink the edges of both patterned papers using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut a 3 3/4" stitched circle out of the cream with tan writing patterned paper. Die cut a 3 1/4" stitched circle out of shell patterned paper. Distress the edges of both circles. Ink the edges of the circles using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the images patterned paper, die cut the 2 3/4" stitched circle out of the May You Always saying. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the circle using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Now it's time to assemble your card.

Adhere the coral patterned paper to the blue shell patterned paper. Adhere one of the fish net pattern pieces 1/2" from the right and 1/4" from the top of the coral paper. Adhere the other fish net pattern pieces 1/2" from the left and 1/4" from the bottom of the coral paper.


Adhere the shell patterned to the seahorse patterned paper. Adhere the sea horse patterned paper to the coral paper.


Adhere the fish net to the middle of the shell patterned paper. Adhere the saying circle to the blue shell circle. Adhere the blue shell circle to the cream with tan writing circle. Foam square the cream with tan writing circle to the middle of the fish net. Adhere the abstract circle frame overtop of the saying circle.


In the top left corner of the circle, adhere the clam shell, the sand dollar and a pink starfish.


On the bottom right side of the circle, adhere the blue starfish, pink starfish, coral, seahorse, sand dollar and flip flop. 


On the top left side of embellishments add a seashell. In the bottom right side of the embellishments add the other two seashells.


To finish off your card, cut a cardbase that measures 5 1/4" x 10 1/2", score at 5 1/4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.


Here are a few closeup photos of my card.






And here's the finished card.


 Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder and Weathered Wood Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Ground Espresso, Distress Paint - Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick & Broken China and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink Dabber
- Pion Design: Seaside Stories - Beach Blossoms, Message in a Bottle, Images from the Past: Seaside Stories 1, Under the Sea and Coral Reef
- Tombow: Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Circles
- Misc: Seashells, Netting and Heat Tool

Until Next Time!

- Katelyn






















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