Seashell Thank You Card

I have always loved seashells and the beach.  How ironic that I live in an area where there are no sandy beaches strewn with beautiful shells! Maybe it is for that reason that I fell in love with the Friends Are Like Seashells bundle from Stampin’ Up! If you love seashells, and would like to create a seashell thank you card, this may just be the card for you!  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

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Joanne is hosting a wonderful sketch challenge for us today.  It’s a classic one, and so versatile. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

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Seashell Thank You Card

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When I first saw it, I thought of just using the sand dollar and the sentiment. But after viewing the lovely examples created by Stampin’ Up!’s concept artists, I noticed how much more beautiful it is to use several shells. I felt this sketch lent itself to a vertical array down the side similar to one in the catalog, but I think it would be equally as lovely with just a cluster of shells.  Since I have a tendency to overdo things,  I ended up with 8 shells down the side.   For designer series paper, I selected Sand & Sea patterns.  The one pattern reminded me of a sunset over the ocean, while the other looked like a sandy beach.  Of course, I felt I had to accent the shells with pearls.

seashell thank you card

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  1. Beautiful Ann! Love the soft colors and how you showcased the DSP. A beach vacation sure sounds nice right now, for sure!

  2. Oh Ann, this card speaks to my beach loving soul! I love the blues and pinks and that beautiful row of seashells! I long for a walk down the beach after seeing this gorgeous creation! Have a great weekend, My Friend! And tell Muffy hello!

  3. Oh this is gorgeous! You captured the beach..just beautiful!

  4. Ann I love the soft pinks and blues on today’s card that balances those sandy tones beautifully and the pearls are the perfect ‘Ann’ touch! I love the row of shells (still quite understated for you I think) and your card totally has me pining for beach vacations, sunner days and warmer climes! Beautiful!

  5. This is such a great beach card Ann! I am fortunate enough to live 3 1/2 miles from the beach and only one mile from the intercoastal. I often forget how lucky I truly am. Love the soft colors of the background and the added pearls. Have a great day!

  6. I am blessed to live only a couple of hours from a beach and I love it too! This is a good substitute for visiting while it’s so cold outside…that DSP is so pretty and the shells are gorgeous! I think we both had summer on our minds this week!

  7. Ann, I know what you mean about seashells and beaches… I’ve always wanted to live by the beach, but seem to have spent my life living in the middle of the country! I love the soft watercolored background – it’s perfect to showcase those gorgeous shells.

  8. Very lovely card. The soft pastel colors are really nice.

  9. Ann, your card is soft and beautiful and makes me long for the beach. We have beautiful beaches here in NJ and I spend a lot of time there. Today, it’s 22 degrees and we’re expecting more snow this week. I love how you layered the shells and the dimension you gave them. A perfect take on the sketch. Enjoy your week.

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