June 17, 2015

Friends are like seashells

"Friends are like seashells, You pick them up along the way"... This is a wonderful phrase and one I had to use for a card.

Close to My Heart offers this set called "Treasured Friendship" (C1594) in the current Idea Book and it includes all shells and the phrase we used on this card.

This card stared out as a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" colonial white card base.
I used the two smaller shells and our Champagne ink to stamp on the card base in a random pattern. A piece of chocolate cardstock and a piece from the "Seaside Paper Pack" (X7192B) were distress along the edges and adhered like shown in the picture. One corner of the blue paper was curled up. 

I stamped the phrase in chocolate ink onto the blue design paper before it was adhered to the card.

Three of the shells were stamped on a separate piece of colonial white cardstock (ink chocolate and cashmere).

I then cut the shells out and placed them with foam dots on the card.

A piece of twine tied around the front of the card and finished with a bow creates a nice accent.

Last but not least, let's not forget the inside of the card. One more shell was stamped on the inside and your card for a special friend is done.

Do you like to know more about our card classes, how to make the card or if you simply like to purchase this card, please contact me. I would love to hear from you.

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