Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession design team  “Nautical and Beach” challenge. I really love the sentiment on my card today.  What a happy wish for someone who loves being at the beach and collection shells.  I thought it would be fun to create a sandy colored monochromatic card for this challenge that featured the Shell Set  and the Shell In Your Pocket  sentiment.  I couldn’t resist adding one of the larger Sea Birds to finish the scene.   KC Impression Obsession Shell Set 2 left

I started by sponging in the clouds on the card base using a hand cut template and ink blending tool. I stamped the sentiment on the card base with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate and embossed with clear embossing powder. I applied Antique Linen ink with an ink blending tool to scrap vanilla cardstock, cut the sand dune sections using my deckle scissors and attached them to the card base with ATG adhesive. I created a double matted frame by attaching the two layers together with mounting tape and then attached it to the card base.  I really like the element of added dimension created by the separation between the frame layers.

KC Impression Obsession Shell Set 2 center

I cut the shells and lightly applied brown ink with a mini applicator.  I applied a touch of glitter to the shells to add some sparkle and then attached them to the frame with mounting tape.  I added one large bird to the top of the frame to try and counter balance how heavy the bottom of the frame is with the shells. KC Impression Obsession Shell 2 right

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge. Thanks for coming by today.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal 

Jeanne Streiff 

Karen Amidon

Jenny Gropp 

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher 

Vicki Garrett