Hi Stamping Friends!
It's been a little while since I peeked in at the So Shelli blog, which has creative and personal posts from Stampin' Up! co-founder Shelli Gardner. Have you ever visited her blog? If you're looking for some unique card inspiration, you'll definitely want to check it out! She has a beautiful stamping style, which is certainly no surprise. I adore seeing her pretty projects created with "So Shelli" style! I need to start visiting a lot more often!
Today, I thought I'd share one of her projects from a recent So Shelli post, so you can get a glimpse of the beautiful cards she makes and some tips for making it.
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Happy Birthday Stamp-of-the-Month Class
Shelli's High Tide Made It Shine Card!
Shelli created this card for Father's Day, but I think it makes a beautiful card for all kinds of occasions. Here are some tips on how to get this look…
Background Basics—Shelli embossed a Sahara Sand card base using the beautiful Seaside Texture Impressions Folder. It looks like she masked off the edges of a 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock with washi tape, then sponged on some Pool Party ink all over the background. Then, she stamped the High Tide seagulls at the top with Memento Black Ink. It's layered onto a 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Daffodil Delight, then matted onto a 3" x 4" piece of Basic Black. She tied some Linen Thread around all the layers before popping it all up with Dimensionals onto the card front.
Focal Point—Shelli stamped the sunburst image from Wherever You Go in Daffodil Delight and stamped it onto a Whisper White Layering Circles die-cut. She stamped it once with the rays extending upward and again with the rays extending downward to create a complete sunburst circle. Next, she stamped the High Tide greeting over the top in Memento Black ink. She added one seagull image in black, too. It's popped with more Dimensionals.
Sweet Sentiment & Finishing Touches—The black greeting is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, stamped in a label image from the same set. The shape is punched out with the Classic Label Punch, then popped up with more Dimensionals. Finally, it looks like she added some flecks of Black Ink splatter. You can get that look by dipping an old toothbrush into some refill ink and running your fingertip over the bristles to get flecks over the entire card. TIP: Be sure to practice before splattering over your finished projects. It's best to get a feel for how much splatter comes off your brush before potentially ruining a completed project…trust me!
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