I am hosting the Free For All Friday Challenge at GinaK Designs on Friday, July 13!
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Back at the end of May, my Aunt Lauri had a birthday. She is a particular favorite of mine, and she is a big collector of shells and all things beachy.
I thought this would be appropriate for her--
This is a kraft card base, made from GinaK Designs 120# base-weight card stock. The clouds is a DCWV photo paper. I have done other cards with the blue sky in the past, but this is the sepia version of that paper. I used yellow swiss dot SU Designer series paper, and a scrap of blue dp that I have had for a million years, and have lost the label to. The stamps are from GKD, the Gifts from the Sea set by Melanie Meunchinger. This is one of my go-to sets, for sure.
The die used to make the pull tab and the "open" and arrow stamps are all PTI. Under the tab is a lovely sentiment as well. I should have marked down what it was that I stamped there, because my addled brain has forgotten what it was! Oh, great...
Anyway, the shells are all stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and there are touches of hand coloring here and there. I smooch spritzed them for a bit of shimmer, and then adhered them with some foam tape. The bling and ribbon is from AC Moore.
The pull-tab set up requires some strong tape to make sure things don't fall apart on you when you pull the tab. I find 1/8" Scor-tape is the best for this.
Now, notice the missed opportunity for genius here. PLANNING would have made all the difference. See how the ribbon goes across, and you can see the blue paper going over it? Now, IF I had planned, I would have seen that if I had increased the size of the blue strip (by, what, 1/8 of an inch ?), I could have had a seamless transition going on. ARGH! The things we notice in hindsight. SIGH...
Note to self. Maybe flying by the seat of one's pant isn't always the way to go. Think about it.
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