Friday 10 May 2024

Beach Theme for Seize the Birthday - 3D embossing and Lindy's magicals.

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Vicki has chosen a beach theme this time around.


Or add to your card stash with our anything goes birthday theme, our party guests and my team mates have some wonderful inspiration on the blog for you!

We live a couple of hours drive away from the nearest beach, and when we do venture there I avoid the waves and wander in the sand looking for seashells!

I've had this embossing folder for ages and thought I'd add some Lindy's magicals powder and water to some embossed card for a shimmery shell like effect!

To add more definition, I inked up the debossed side of the folder with some grey ink and embossed the card again. To highlight the shells a bit more I swiped a little white pigment ink over the raised surfaces. 

I'm linking up to these challenges:


My card fits in with the Summer season and beaches.

Mix It Up Challenge, playing along with the anything goes option.
I've used a diecut for the sentiment and a stitched rectangle die for the shell layer.

Supplies:
Spellbinders shell beauty ef; Lindy's magicals in teals and blues; versafine clair morning mist ink; Creative Expressions stacked happy birthday die; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x






13 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Lovely techniques used on your embossing folder to highlight these beautiful shells! Julia xx

Barbara said...

It is easy and quick to use an embossing folder, but you took this to the next level with your improvements.

Pat said...

This is such a pretty embossing folder Cathy and the Magicals give it lots of beautiful shimmer I'm sure, and the added grey ink on the debossed side of the folder and the white highlights do really make the images stand out brilliantly. x

Nancy said...

This is so pretty, Cathy! It was high time you brought this out to play. Or should I have said, High Tide. LOL 😂 Nice card!

Colleen said...

Wow, Cathy, this is a fantastic folder, and the techniques you used sure highlights all the sea shells. Fantastic card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This turned out very cool! It looks like impressions in the sand love your beach card

Linda said...

Fantastic card, Cathy. Those shells in the sand look so realistic. Have a great week.

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy! It looks like there’s just a shallow layer of water, peering into a rock pool. Love it!

Marina said...

Gorgeous texture - it looks like it's shimmering. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational.

JoAnn said...

Love the colors and the big shell in your embossing. Great cad.

Ashwini Rao said...

I can imagine the lovely shimmer over the embossed sea shells. It must be looking wonderful. Fantastic card, Cathy!

Nonni said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the artsy, shiny, dimensional look. Very ocean like! Thank you for joining us at INKspirational and I hope to see you playing along in our current 'Spotlight Technique' challenge!

Glenda J said...

So so so beautiful! I love everything about it - you rocked this card.