Sunday 29 August 2021

Friends are Like Seashells for FMS 500

 When I first started stamping, one of the first challenge sites I discovered was Freshly Made Sketches. Since sketches are my favourite kind of challenge, I've entered there quite regularly. Reaching ten years and 500 Challenges is a real milestone so I heartily congratulate them for achieving it! Let's hope for another ten years of great challenges!

Even though Spring is making its presence felt, Summer still seems a long way off. Since we're all back in strict lockdown, my hankering for a walk along the beach had to be assuaged by getting out one of my favourite summery sets, Friends are Like Seashells.

This is a set that has a lot to give. There are a number of beautifully detailed disINKtive stamps of sea shells that match up perfectly with the embossing folder to give you realistic shells to use. It also has a number of outline stamps that are perfect for colouring and it's those that I've used for this card.

I stamped the images with Basic Gray and coloured them with Stampin' Blends. I've done quite a few more than I used because it was a very theraputic activity!

The embossed background is the new Timber 3D Folder. I used the frame from the Harvest dies for the sentiment, also stamped in Basic Gray.

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  1. This is gorgeous! I love your panel of seashells! Beautiful card! Glad you joined our 500th celebration!

  2. What a beautiful arrangement of seashells!! I love them on the textured background. Thank you for playing along with our 500th sketch celebration at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. This is gorgeous Jan - and a worthy pick this week too, bravo!