Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Seashells, seashells by the Sea Shore.....

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Hello everyone: Well, it's time for another fun challenge over at RETRO RUBBER, this time is one of the most popular ones.....ANYTHING GOES so, start your engines and get to your craft room, look for those old and neglected stamps that are older than a year and give them some inky love, then join my teammates and me in the gallery.  Please, take a moment to read our rules, they are few and simple, we really get sad when we can't consider some beautiful cards for top 5 and a Guest Stamper spot because they were entered into a gazillion other challenges or the age of the stamps are not provided.  Anywho, here is my card that I hope inspire you to join in the fun.

This Shells stamps are from a Flourishes set called Sea Side Life that was released in 2009 so I have it ever since. I found it on Cindy Laurence blog, this set is under the Strawberries set on her page. 
I still have a bunch of this deep shaker elements from Stampin' Up! from long ago, I don't quite remember when but they are fabulous for this types of cards. I stamped the small shells onto a piece of water color paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter, then, I filled this container with actual sand and shells from Panama City, FL. collected by our beautiful grandchildren when we took them there for Spring Brake when they were little, those were magical times for the kids and us, their proud grandpa and grandma.
The banner is from Spellbinders and the sentiment from a Stampin' Up!! set called "Curly Cute" from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog. Love this beautiful font.
I took this close up picture of this beautiful shells my grandchildren gave us on those vacations.

Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

Some more beautiful shell images and a sentiment from another old Flourishes set called Tulips for Friends, if you scroll down on Cindy's page from 2013, you will see this beautiful set. I bought this set as soon as it was released.
So, I hope this card inspires you to join us in our gallery. Don't forget to hop over my teammates blogs to see their beautiful creations.
Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Katy McGloin said...

I love your seashell shaker card, Maria! What a great way to share little treasures! Love those brads too!! Great card, teammie!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Katy, the brads are super old from Stampin' Up!, I forgot when they were available, I still have a bunch of them and I'm kind of hoarding them, LOL!!

Debbie Mageed said...

Beautiful nautical card, Maria! I love shell stamps - I literally have to buy every single one I find! So I can't believe I don't have these. Oh well! Gives me something to look for! LOL Your card will always bring a smile from the memories. That's the great part of creating cards!!

Claire Grantham said...

Great card Maria, makes me long for beach days.. Perfect way to keep the shells and share a memory. Clairex

Neva Cole said...

Such a pretty card filled with memories! Your inside is the perfect complement to the shaker card front!

Jan Clothier said...

I think its so amazing that you included actual shells and sand. Your stamped ones look so realistic too. That blue card is so rich and sumptuous!

Donna Idlet said...

Wow Maria, love your shaker card. So cool you used real shells and sand. The layout of your card is just adorable, I love the rich colors.

Jane Knudsen said...

Awesome card! I love the bits you used in the shaker! Beautiful as always!!!

Patti Willey said...

Scrolling through your blog history I've not seen this! Wonder nautical card! Love the colors the sharks and this knotted twine! The Ocean holds many wonderful childhood memories for me!

Christine Traversa said...

Oh my the shells! Perfect color scheme! This needs to be framed. So inspiring! ❤️