Faux Sand Dollar-Beachy Keen

 beachy keen

I absolutely LOVE Shore Thoughts by Lizzie Anne Designs. I think its the prettiest shell set I have ever seen-seriously! I have made several cards using it, and will design another hopefully this week for a Wedding I have on Saturday (provided my room is all set then). I am MOVING IN, but that is a huge process. Just moving my stamp alone makes me never want to sell our house! I also realize I have way too much stuff! Is that possible? HMMMM, maybe till I move it all in, then Ill be ready to get more! LOL! 😀

I designed this card for Lizzie Anne Designs, and it is the featured here, for the July Card of the Month! When I saw the open line starfish it reminded me of a sand dollar!

Im glad I made this a while ago and can share with you now cause I obviously havent inked a stamp in a week or so, and Im going through with-drawls.

Here is the info. Hope you enjoy and try it on your own!

Stamps: Little Bits™ Shore Thoughts
Other Supplies:
Paper: Vellum, Cool Caribbean, Sky Blue, and Kraft Cardstock- Stampin’ Up!
Inks: Sahara Sand – Stampin’ Up!, White StazOn
The Essential Glue PadTsukineko
Brown Glitter – Martha Stewart Crafts
Vellum adhesive
Pop up glue dots
Blue organdy ribbon
Hemp twine
Paper piercer
Embossing stylus
Mouse pad
Green jewel


Making the faux “Sand Dollar”
1) Using large starfish image, stamp onto vellum cardstock using white StazOn.
2) Make sure it is dry, then turn image over to back. Place on mouse pad or piercing mat.
3) Use embossing stylus, trace stamped image.
4) Use paper piercer and pierce the circle in the star center.
5) Trim out star image with paper snips-not in a perfect circle.
6) Sponges edges and star image with white stazon
7) Apply jewel in center

Set aside.

Steps for card base:
1) Make card base from Kraft cardstock (size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2)
2) Rip the top of a layer of sky blue and sponge edges in white StazOn. Adhere to bottom of card.
3) Rip the top of a layer in Caribbean blue cardstock, making sure it is smaller than Sky blue, then sponge edges with white stazon. Adhere to bottom of card.
4) Repeat above instructions for vellum layer. Attach with vellum dots adhesive (so you cannot see it).
5) Using speckled sand image, randomly stamp across top of card using the Glue Pad.
6) Sprinkle brown glitter over card. It will stick to the “sand”.
7) Tie on organdy ribbon and hemp. Cut excess ribbon.
8) Using Sahara Sand ink, stamp solid starfish onto card 1/2 in “water”.
9) Stamp sentiment twice (if you want dimension to the sentiment) using first white StazOn (let dry) then in Sahara Sand ink. A stamp-a-ma-jig would be helpful doing this.
10) Attach sand dollar to card with a glue dot