Last week when I was preparing for a new techniques class with embossing paste, I discovered (purely by accident) that when you mix embossing paste with gold embossing powder and heat it, the end result looks like sand! What a delightful surprise that was! Now ALL the cards must have sand! Because you know, it's January in New England and we are all not-so-secretly dreaming about much warmer climates
and tropical sandy destinations!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Thick Whisper White cardstock. On a 5" x 3 3/4" sheet of Tranquil Tide cardstock, I shmeared the embossing paste and gold embossing mixture onto a scallop stencil and heated it with an embossing tool. At the bottom I heat embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder and then I matted this sheet of cardstock directly onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. Using the Stitched Circles dies by Gina Marie Designs, I cut out a circle from Vellum, cut off one side of the circle and adhered it to the sheet of Tranquil Tide cardstock. I heat embossed the sand dollar and fussy cut it out.
From a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, I cut the seagrass and from a piece of (retired) Mint Macaron cardstock I die cut the angelfish. I adhered the fish, seagrass and starfish to the vellum using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. I adhered two pieces of Gold Linen Thread around the card before adhering it to the white card base. Lastly I added a few gold sequins to resemble fish bubbles, for added sparkle.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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