I started with Gina K powder blue card and stamped it with the cover a card wooden plank then sponged it with distress inks in stormy sky and walnut. I did some layering of papers on the top and a piece that I found left in my scrap box from another project. It was stamped with versa mark and the cover a card distressed brick. I used the tim Holtz distressed embossing powder. I love the effect this gives. I sponged a little blue around the shells and shaped them a bit to give them more dimension and placed them around my card and topped it off by stamping the birthday greeting and added the IO Wishes. +
I used the following IO products for this card.
Stamp Set CL342 (I masked it so only the birthday was stamped)
Cover a card Distressed brick CC0083
Wooden Plank - CC177
Shell Set - DIE077-W