©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015
I just had to share one more summer card with you. This is another of the motifs from the CP Nature’s Miniatures molds. Remember that I always make extras to have for later projects. A friend who loves sea shells will receive this card for her birthday…..it would also be wonderful matted and framed. I think I will offer to do that after her birthday as an extra gift.
- Any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits
- CP Nature’s Minitures Sea Shell (or mold of your choice)
- Scraps of blue and white paper (think junk mail)
- Blender, sponges & soft towels
- Microwave, heat gun or sunny window
- Scor-pal (LOVE the new 1/8” version)
- Die: CheeryLynn #B630 “Beautiful”
- Spellbinders’ Grande Calibur II™ machine
- Beacon QuickGrip™ and ZipDry™ adhesive
- Small eyed needle and metallic variegated embroidery floss
- Scrap of white handmade paper
- Follow the instructions found in any of the AG paper making kits or books to create white slurry and cast one or more sea shell. Remember that I always make extra castings to use for later projects.
- When the sea shell casting is dry, use the brush to apply a coat of ZipDry™ adhesive to the inside back of the casting.
- Working from the front of the casting (when the adhesive is dry), use the needle to poke tiny holes in some or all of the “dots” on the sea shell.
- Working from the back of the sea shell create tiny French knots and/or “x” in each of the holes.
- Create one sheet of blue handmade paper (think card stock weight).
- When the paper is dry, fold in half and tear to create two 5 ½ x 8 ½” pieces.
- Score and fold to create two 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards. Set one card aside for a future project.
- Die cut the word “Beautiful” from the scrap of white handmade paper.
Assemble the card:
- Attach the sea shell to the lower portion of the card with QuickGrip™.
- Attach the word with ZipDry™.
- Add a quote about the sea or a message inside the card.