Seashells in the deep sea, I imagine, can be lots of different colors. However, for today’s handmade card, the shells are all shimmery white. In contrast, the sea grass is deep blue and the accents are coral.
There is also a striking contrast between the embossed and die cut background elements and the Coastal Cabana card base which makes the shells really pop!
Product Coordination is Key
One of the best features of Stampin’ Up! products is coordination. Today’s card showcases several items from the Sand and Sea Suite. Even though the full suite is no longer available in the catalog as a single item, the stamp set, dies and embossing folder can be purchased separately. When you have all the coordinating products, as pictured below, creating beach-themed projects is simple!
Creating Today’s Featured Seashells in the Deep Sea Card
This Seashells in the Deep Sea card is fairly easy to create. Start with a standard Coastal Cabana card base, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded.
Next, die cut Orchid Oasis cardstock with the largest Seaside Seashells Die. Then adhere the die cut on the front of your card base to create the background for your seashells.
Using Versamark ink, stamp the Friends Are Like Seashells images onto the corresponding shell shapes on the Orchid Oasis background. Afterward, emboss the shells with white embossing powder to give them shimmery detail.
In addition, emboss a couple of couple of small shells on Flirty Flamingo Cardstock with white embossing powder. Then die cut them and pop them onto the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally, embellish your card with a few accents. Here I die cut a small piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock, and added a coordinating piece of twine and small tag from my stash. Additionally I scattered a few Coastal Cabana rhinestones on the card front to finish it with a little bling.
To find all the items used to create the Seashells In the Deep Sea card, click the link button below.
For more project ideas with this stamp set, see Penguin Playmates Day 6 and Can You Fold Paper To Make These Seasonal Ornaments?