Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dies R Us- Sea Shells

It's Barbara Campbell with you today showing a card inspired by the beautiful beaches here in Florida. I am having a lot of fun with these layering dies.  Yes, that is what I said.  I know that you have all heard of layering stamps..... well these are layering dies.  Here, let me show you by card. 

I got the dies for this card a while ago and was not sure what I would be making.   So I just die cut them all from white water color paper.  I'm sure that I would be water coloring them.  
 After I selected the ones that I would use on my card, I saved the others for another time.  You will see them soon. 
Coloring them was fun. 
 I left the top layer white in some cases and colored the crab and star fish. 

I scored a piece of cardstock at half inches to look like wood and used distress ink to color it.  Then tore the edge and swiped more ink on the edge.  I got some  rugged looking wood.  That went on a white base card and I arranges my sea shells on the front.  I added some twine and a little tag and then the sentiment from Power Poppy Natural Beauties and Good Thinking. 

Don't forget the inside.  Some scoreing on the left side and bottom and one more sea shell.  

Here are the dies that I used.
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Shells Small

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Shells Large 
Impression Obsession - Dies - Foliage

You will have as much fun this these dies as I did, I guarantee it. 
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  1. Be still my heart! This is FANTASTIC! Those dies are perfect, and I love how you water colored them--wow! Then the layering effect really makes them POP! Now let's talk about your wood grain how you tore it too. You could stop by any little gift shop there and sell these....just sayin'--crafting dollars! ;)

  2. Fabulous card! I love the torn edge and all the detail work you put into this...I want to go to the!! (only NOT here...brrr)

  3. Great card. Love the pretty water colored shells. The wood grain paper is perfect.

  4. Absolutely incredible design, layout and execution! LOVE IT!!!! I really Love the hit refresh sentiment! HUGS!