Repeat Impression SOTW - Mussel Shell

Happy, happy Monday! How was your weekend?  Ours was good; but VERY busy. Our little man is still in Georgia with my mom - they are having a GREAT time; but I'm anxious for him to return.  :D

This week at The House That Stamps Built we're sharing the Stamp of the Week - Mussel Shell.  You can purchase this same image for 50% off this week only, so be sure to stop by The House That Stamps Built to get all the deets.

I stamped the image on GKD White twice and cut out each image.  I added some VersaMagic Jumbo Java and PTI Vintage Cream to each shell.  What's really difficult to see is I dry embossed the back side of each shell so they are totally raised except on the edges - they look so cool IRL.  I cut each out and mounted on the sandy beach.  The beach idea came from Michelle Zindorf - that chick can do brayering like none other!!!

Trying to show the 3D effect of the shells!
I brayered Ranger Distress inks combining two blues on top and two sand-tones on the bottom.  I added lots of white gel for sea foam...just like Michelle.  LOL

The image was cut with a nestie and layered onto PTI's Fine Linen cut with a scalloped nestie.  "Live for this moment" - great sentiment; NOW can someone transport me to a beach please? :D

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to hop over to The House That Stamps Built to check out the great deal AND see all the other amazing creations by the Rock Stars!

...mussel shells on the beach....

Hugs, M.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions Mussel Shell
Papers:  GKD White, PTI Fine Linen
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Vintage Cream, VersaMagic Jumbo Java, Ranger Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Old Paper, and Frayed Burlap
Accessories: nesties


  1. oh wow Michele - i thought those shells were real.. fab summer card
    Lisa x

  2. What a pretty card! Love how you have made the shells look so real!

  3. Very cool and awesome, Michele! Love what you did with the shells!

  4. Brilliant card - love those shells, so realistic!

  5. Beautiful card Michele and I agree ... those shells look so real! Beautiful coloring :)

  6. Poof! You should be at a beach now Michele. No? Hmmmm, have to work on that magic wand, must be time for a tune up! Beautiful card, it looks very serene and I can tell the shells are raised but I bet you are right and it looks awesome irl!

  7. Awesome card- great job on
    the background too!


  8. This is super beautiful Michele!! Love how you did the BG and circle shaped card! Just stunning!

  9. This is gorgeous, love your colour choices - gosh I'm almost on the beach with you! Great catd, Jx


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