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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Heat embossed Sea Shells

I skipped a season and made a jump from winter to summer with this card! I made the different elements for this card over a period of time, without having a specific design in mind.

I used a cream colored paper for the background and added a blue frame for contrast. I cut out an oval to create a layered effect, using a lattice die cut, with cheese cloth behind it.

The sea shells I made by inking white paper with "old paper" distress ink, before I heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I fussy cut them all and put them together to make an oval frame. It took quite some time, I must admit!

The angel image has been paper pieced, and there's a touch of glitter stickles on her wings.
The banner is stamped on kraft paper, using a KaiserCraft stamp.

I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Make My Monday - Heat Embossing
2) Tuesday Throwdown - #138 Paper Piecing
3) LEJ Designs - #44 Things With Wings
4) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

24 comments:

Stamping Shanni said...

Nice Pia - I love the effect of the void behind your angel. Popped by from MIM.
Stamping Shanni

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Pia. I love the frame you have created with the shell and the wonderful angel with her paper pieced clothes
Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Great card and seashells embossed look just gorgeous...sweet image too..x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Pia, I love the shell frame and your gorgeous paper pieced image.
I wish we could skip a season and move into summer at the moment - we had snow again yesterday!
Pauline
x

Laine said...

You can see the amount of work involved Pia. This is really stunning.
Laine
xx

Margaret said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous! FABulous colours..FABulous design Pia..
LOve it.
Chrissyxx

Lau W said...

Oh so nice, you're creative ! Superb image and love your paper pieced, and the shell frame is wonderful !
xxx

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Fabulous card and colors Pia. I saw this on MIM. Faye

Sue said...

Wow this is really gorgeous Pia… what a beautiful design… Love the colours and all the details are so pretty… the angel is such a cutie and the paper piecing looks fab… and LOVE the trellis and the embossed seashells.. it's a stunning card! :-)
Hope you are having a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Pia! Lovel design, I like the little frame and the image is so cute. hugs, Marlies

Laura Mackie said...

WOW beautiful card, stunning.. Really loving those shells... Thank you for joining us this week at Make My Monday
Laura xx

Mynnette said...

What a super gorgeous card, Pia! LOVE the white embossing on the vanilla card! And the texture of the lattice is amazing! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Love your creation, love the blue for the sea and the lattice effect over it. The sea shells are marvellous and your angel bathing beauty has been wonderfully paper pieced! Great card! Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs!

Shirley-anne said...

Beautiful creation .Love the frame and the detail behind it .The sweet paper pieced image looks great .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really lovely Pia. Fantastic layout elements.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Asha said...

Love the embossed details, the shells look truly special. I love your treatment to the fairy / lady. So sorry I haven't been visiting much. Kinda stuck with some crazy deadlines at work! Don't you just hate it when real life interferes with blogging! LOL!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Mrs.B said...

Hi Pia, Fabulous card - Love the embossed shells and a fab paper piece image.
Avril xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Your card designs are always unique Pia - the shell frame is beautiful, and I love how you created the background with the lattice die and cheese-cloth. Absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Ivory Moon said...

What a beautiful card .... the delicate colours are so beautiful together .... love the image and the lattice xxx
Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs Challenge

Good Luck

Tina DT xxx

Paper Profusion said...

You have brought all the varying elements together wonderfully Pia. Love the muslin behind the trellis. Sorry for not commenting earlier - I'm only doing a catch up now. Nicola x

Joynana said...

Love that really cute image and all of the other elements of this card. Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

scrappymo! said...

Your image made me chuckle...I am a large lady and I am glad to see that there are large angels too!

The handcut, pieced, shell oval is just gorgeous.

Beautiful card.

Skye said...

Wow! What a fabulous card. Great design and I love the image. You did a great job with the shells