Pearls and Seashells

July 16, 2014

Hello! Welcome to my very first post for Classy Cards 'N Such. This week's challenge is called A Day at the Beach and who doesn't long for one this summer, right? Well, it certainly reminded me of the aquamarine beaches we have in Honduras, particularly in the Bay Islands... So I had to use this fresh color, combined with white and sand beige, to make my card.


I used Spellbinders dies to make my card. I created the card base and central frame, on the Diamonds Effects largest frame, die cutting with A2 Matting Basics A. Then, I decided I wanted to make a double frame for the seashell with White Pearl Linen, to make it stand out from the background. To make the double frame I die cut eight corners from the A2 Filigree Delight. I layered the first four with the filigree ends towards the inside, trying to achieve a square shape. Then I layered the other four with the filigree ends towards the outside, on top of the first frame. This results in a very elegant, nicely layered base for a focal image or sentiment.

To put together my design I added a free seashell image I found on the internet, customized it to match the color of my cardstock and printed it three times on White Pearl Linen. Once cut I made a decoupage with them which worked out nice with the rest of the design. To finish, I added some pearls of various sizes combined with vynil stickers and heat embossed a sentiment (best wishes) on Vellum in silver.

I hope you enjoyed my card and that it has inspired you to create a card with a beach theme for our challenge this week! Follow the guidelines and link up your creation for a chance to win a die from Impression Obsession:

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PS: If you'd like to have the seashell image used on my card, go to the freebies section (top tab) to download it. Enjoy!

This card is participating in:
Anything Goes - Word Art Wednesday
Inspirational Photo or Anything Goes - Dazzling Diva Challenge
P is for Pearls - The ABC Challenge
Summertime - Crafting Musketeers
Under the Sea - Crafty Cardmakers and more
Anything Goes - Curtain Call

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19 comentarios

  1. Your card is gorgeous. I love what you did with the corners die.

  2. Gorgeous card and thanks for the gorgeous picture of that beautiful beach! Living in a land-locked state (Colorado) makes me miss some ocean time! Have a great day!

  3. What an absolutely beautiful card! Your work is always so lovely!

  4. So beautiful. The colors are so restful and the design is perfect. Love it.

  5. Really beautiful and so elegant!

  6. Such a pretty sea shall card -- love those added pearls!

  7. Such a pretty card, Gracielle! I love the soft beachy colors! Great job! Thanks for joining us at the Dazzling Diva Design Challenge this week. Hugs, Cathy

  8. A gorgeous card with lovely layers CCNS is lucky to have you!!

  9. Just beautiful.

    Thanks for joining in with our 'under the sea' challenge

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  10. Fab project , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xx

  11. Lovely card and the beach looks gorgeous too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M.
    Jules DT

  12. Such a pretty card. Love the image, the pearls... the diamond effects backgorund looks fabulous! Also like all the other die-cut pieces. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  13. Love the colour combination - and those pearls are just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CCM&M this time. Cxxx

  14. You captured the feel of the beach in your lovely card and the picture you provided! Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in our future challenges!

  15. Love these colors and the gorgeous pearls...lovely design! So happy you could join us at the Dazzling Diva Design Challenge!

  16. CONGRATS on your Add A Little Dazzle win!!

    1. THANKS for letting me know! How exciting!


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