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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Seahorse Card

I'm sorry I've been gone for so long, but it's been really busy this summer. Besides keeping our shop open, I've been helping my mother get straightened out, and trying to get her house so she will be comfortable in the winter, now that she's going to be here year round. I don't have any new supplies, since the economy here is much worse than it was last year, but I have been making cards with all the nice things I already have.

I've had these K&Co seahorses for a couple of years now, and have never used them because we don't have seahorses here in Maine. I started this card by stamping this sentiment panel from JustRite, embossing it with gold EP, and coloring it with Brilliance inks.

After that, I cut and embossed it with a Spellbinders die. Next, I cut two larger sizes in the same shape, and colored them with more of the Brilliance ink, so they would match the colors in the stamp. Those were mounted onto layers cut with Grand Labels One, which were also shaded with the Brilliance ink.

The colors in these seahorses matched the colors in my card perfectly, and went very well with the sentiment, so I added those, and two K&Co shell stickers, which I added two shades of Stickles to, to make them match the glitter on the seahorses. All the layers were outlined in gold.

I hope to be able to start visiting you all soon, but it will still be very busy for another month or so. I miss you all!


Olga said...

hang in there........your card is fantastic!!!!

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is lovely! I like all the bling. So Nice to see you back posting again. It seems that everyone I talk to are busier these days. Including me! (my busy days are more because of extra doctor appointments...getting old is NOT fun!)

Marie-Louise said...

Don't know how I missed these few cards Kathi. This is a beautiful card. I love the seahorses.