Friday, June 5, 2009

Sea Shells Birthday

This card is for my brother. Probably not really a “guy” card, with the glitter. But I don’t have a lot of options – most of my stamps are flowers!

I taped a brass stencil to some textured ivory cardstock, then stippled the shells with Stampin’ Up! inks in Sahara Sand, Creamy Caramel and Really Rust. Then I used embossing paste over them and sprinkled them with Art Institute Ultrafine Crystal glitter. I mounted it on Creamy Caramel and added some “faux brads” to the corners. The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!’s Sincere Salutations stamped in Creamy Caramel, and I added a couple scored lines, done with my Scor-Pal.

A couple personal things – Sunday is my one-year blog anniversary. My how time flies!! Thanks to ALL of you for continuing to visit. I really appreciate it!

And Sunday my friend, Harriet (
hskelly on SCS – new celebrity as a member of the Clean and Simple Challenge team!!!) flies in from California and we head down to Des Moines to meet up with other members of our Yahoo! group for our third annual “Group Gathering.” We are all sooooooo excited for this! We look forward to it all year! We’ll spend all day Monday and half of Tuesday at the Archiver’s in Des Moines (stop in and visit if you’re in the area) and then Harriet will stay at my house until Friday morning. I still need to get ready!

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


bonnie32002 said...

Wow! This is great. Love how it turned out.

Vicki said...

It's a very nice card. Such a neat design. I need to use that technique because I haven't gotten my pastes out for ages.

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

GREAT CARD!! OMGOSH this is perfect! Love all that glittering detail! He will love it!
Have a great time on your trip!
I can't beleive its been a year already! Wave on your way by!

Julie said...

Beautiful card! It does look great for a masculine card, even with the glitter! Congratulations on your one-year blogging anniversary, and I hope you and your friends have a great time together! That sounds like sooooo much fun!

sharon d said...

This seashell card is SO beautiful!! Happy one year blogging anniversary!

Jeanette - said...

This is GORGEOUS Lynette! Congrats on one year blogging too :)

Beth M said...

Love the card. Hope you and Harriet and all the ladies had a wonderful time!