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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

A Shell Shaker!

Hello & welcome! I'm part of a reminder post today as Guest Designer for Day of the Month Card Club Challenge #64 this month!! We have the theme of seashells and I had fun making a shell shaker card!

Supplies: Paper - Paper Studio A2 card; acetate;
Poptone kraft; scraps of green & white
Stamps - Hero Arts Cuckoo (c2010 retired)
Dies - Hero Arts Beach Frame
Other - Copic Markers; foam tape; Tea Dye Distress Oxide ink;

I die cut the beach frame into an A2 kraft piece & backed with acetate. Inked the edges with Tea Dye DOI. Added 4 layers of 3M foam tape around the back's perimeter. Added some seashell mix (found at Hobby Lobby), selecting ones that were thin enough to shake in foam depth. Added a watercolor printed A2 card to form the shaker.  Die cut the top of the frame from green, trimmed off the palm leaves and glued atop the kraft ones. Die cut the lower part of the frame from white and trimmed off the shells and grass; colored with Copics and glued atop the kraft ones. Stamped a rectangle with a sentiment; adhered to card with foam tape. Done!

I hope you'll visit DotMCC for loads of inspiration with shells, then play along with us!! Thanks again to Gundi, Rosi, Izzy & Elfi for having me as Guest Designer this month!!

I'll add my card to Darnell's June NBUS Challenge #63 since the beach frame is newly used - only 6 years since released - ha, ha. That's too long on Mt NBUS!!

Thanks for visiting & happy crafting!!


Cat Craig said...

Oh my, that frame is perfect with those adorable small shells inside the grotto.

Lisa Elton said...

Playing catch up after our vacation! I took a little stroll back through your blog and love all of your fabulous cards. Great ideas for the Nordic blooms and I love your sea shell shaker!

Jean said...

What an incredible beach-themed shaker - the layers and colors are a delight!

Dawn T said...

Just fabulous Linda. Great card. Awesome frame.

Rosemary said...

What a fun, fun card, Linda! I love that you use those tiny shells as the shaker bits. Adds a playful little twist to a shaker.

HilaryJane said...

How wonderful to see real seashells on your card. You have created a really lovely scene xx

Greta said...

I've never seen a mix like that, but how perfect for your wonderful shaker scene card!

Izzy Scrap said...

What a fabulous idea to make a shaker card ! Love the idea and the result is gorgeous. Thanks so much for being our guest designer this month at DotMCC, it's always a pleasure to see your beautiful projects !

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful beach shaker using the shells inside Linda Love that oval beach die too! I'm like you - I have lots of things I bought long ago that haven't been used yet - I'm trying to find it all and get it out to play with! Julia xx