Sunday, August 3, 2014


This is a card for an IO Nautical challenge.  I made a stencil by cutting out the shells on heavy CS.  I sponged over the stencil onto kraft CS with distress inks. I used versa mark to make splotches and then embossed with UTE. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a nestabilities die and sponged it with Memento desert sand.  I added a strip of seashell paper and a seashell cut from some dp.

I used these IO products


  1. Your card makes me smile! Love the idea of making your own stencils, hope I can remember that idea! Clever. Such a lovely card!

  2. Great card, love all the texture. The UTE is such a good idea, and I would have never thought of it. You just keep getting better and better my dear. I like everything about this card!

  3. Beautiful card design. Good to have internet again so I can comment.

  4. Great summer card! I will have to look at IO's shell dies because you are the second person I have seen to use them in the challenge. I love the effect of the embossing too! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.