Scattered Seashells at The Card Concept

Hi Everyone.
We've finally got Spring weather here where I live on the west coast of Canada and it is fantastic! One of my favorite places to go is to the ocean, walk along the shores and look at shells. Sadly I don't live as close to the ocean as I used to but I have a lot of wonderful memories. Unfortunately I don't have any stamp sets with shells so I went a different direction with this weeks challenge at

I was inspired by the colors and that blue wood the shells are laying on. I used a Stampin' Up background stamp called Hardwood and stamped it with white ink onto blue card stock. It was pretty white so to soften the overall look of the panel I sponged on some Picket Fence Distress Ink and that seemed to work. Next I cut it with a stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn.
I stuck with a nature theme and die cut some leaves from Catherine Pooler's Perfect Vines die in vellum. The sentiment is from Catherine Pooler's Awesome & Wonderful Stamp Set and Wonderful Die. I tucked the vellum leaves under the word die and used sequins to help adhere it in other places. I added a tiny drop of liquid glue onto the card panel under the vellum where I added the sequins. (Does that make sense?)
The 'wonderful' was looking a little pale so I added a little sponging with brown ink to the bottom. The panel and the word die are both adhered with craft foam for some dimension.

This challenge has me wishing for two things. Another trip to the ocean and some ocean themed stamps and dies.

How does this challenge inspire you.
Be sure to check out the rest of the team HERE so you can see how they were inspired.

I look forward to seeing your project in the gallery.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

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