My very good friend just recently got engaged, and he asked her at the beach! Her happy place. So, naturally, I wanted to make a themed engagement card to congratulate the happy couple.
I stamped my shells in different neutral colors of Versafine ink, cut them out, and colored them with sponges and distress inks. Before that distress ink dried all the way, I brushed on some different colors of Perfect Pearls. Then I set the Perfect Pearls by spritzing them with water.
You can see that the background was made by tearing papers and then layering them to look like the sea and the sand. The sand is kraft paper that I stamped with a mesh background stamp. The water is a double-sided blue cardstock I had in my scrap box.
Since I was hand delivering this card, I added lots of bling. I thought the gems and pearls looks very bridal and pretty.
On the inside of the card, I stamped a shell, and then my sentiment over top in navy.
Don’t forget that JFF’s Monthly Challenge is By the Water! I hope you will share a card with us, and there is a gift certificate up for grabs! The linkup is here.
I would also like to enter this in the Library Challenge - The Gift of the Sea
Have a wonderful day!
What a perfect keepsake, Heidi. I'm sure your friend will treasure this super beach card.
How romantic and what a beautiful personalised keepsake card love the shells and torn beach/sea layers
What a beautiful card and it was so nice of you to personalize it to the happy couple. I love the seashell design and the glittery dots and pearls with it.
Hi Heidi, a fun and special keepsake for your friend on her engagement. Love the pearls and gems hiding in amongst the seashells. Have a wonderful week... Megan
How fabulous is this? The torn paper waves, the shells, the pearls- I don't know which detail I love the best! Have you seen the new challenge at The Library?
I'd love you to link it up there.
Thud. Had to pick myself up from the floor after seeing this card! What a beautiful card. The different colours of layers and how you distressed your shells is just beautiful. Congrats to the happy couple!
Beautifully created Heidi, I love the beach themed card and your colours are fabulous, I'm sure your friend will love it, Kate x
Just love this card...x
Great idea with the torn papers to create the water and sand, and all those shells and pearls are fabulous! Great idea for an engagement card!
Looks like you have been busy with your cards, Love the way you staked the Sea Shells on the card! What a fun card to send! Thanks for the inspiration!
This has been featured as a ‘Librarian’s Choice’. Thank you for sharing it at The Library.
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