Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sea Shells and a Fancy Fold


I tried a latch card the other day, and this is the result

I had a change of pace and went for a dreamy, seaside type of card... one can always dream of a warm sunny day!!

I stamped the feature panel with this fabulous Beach Trio stamp from Kiwistamping and coloured it with chalks/pastels.

The sentiment tag was stamped using a stamp from a magazine, and was layered onto a lacy circle die cut to form the 'latch'.

The edge panel is a scrap/snippet from the After Five pad by Kaisercraft

On the inside panel I added a second generation impression of the feature panel in gray ink, just off the edge of the panel.  
Lots of sponging on all the edges to keep the soft and dreamy effect.

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  1. Beautiful card Maxine! I love those sea shell stamps and the shadow stamping on the inside is brilliant! The colours are soft and perfect for the theme! hugs :)

  2. Hi Maxine, I have never seen a card like this but it is just gorgeous..fabulous all round. Have a lovely weekend and hope it's not too cold for you.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  3. If we keep getting all this rain around here I'm going to feel like I'm already at the seaside!!! HA! LOVE this pretty card Maxine and yes, it's very dreamy. Great latch card with beautiful images.

  4. Wonderful warm scene- love your beach images and always admire your coloring skills using chalks! The latch card is very cool looking- on my list (now) to try it!

  5. Love how your latch card turned out.

  6. A very tranquil card for those lazy, hazy days of summer. I like the dreamy pastel shades, I´ve never really coloured with chalks, but you seem to have mastered it well. Kate x

  7. Lovely card! I love the beach stamps! Thanks for sharing at Simply Papercraft!

  8. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Sister Act Maria DT

  9. I love the colors on this card... thank you for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.

  10. Hi , A lovely project. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this Month. Crafting With An Attiude Good luck. We would love to see you again for our next challenge.
    Erin (Challenge Blog Owner)

  11. Gorgeous card.. Thank you so much for joining our challenge #34 at Art by Mi Ran challenge blog... Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And good luck at the draw.. <3


  12. Beautiful card! One thing I love about summertime is the beach! Especially to walk along the beach, right where the water comes up and touches your feet. I enjoy walking along there to collect beautiful seashells. Your card reminds me of my summer memories. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our Friendship Friday Funday challenge this week!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  13. Love the latch card and the shadow stamping on the inside. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  14. Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!!

  15. Very pretty and delicate card. Love the softness of the chalk pastels. Thank you for joining us in June at our Chalk N Stock challenge.

  16. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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