This week The Card Concept showcased another inspiration photo. As soon as I saw this week's photo, I knew exactly which paper pads to grab and get to work because this week's image was none other than a seashell image:
I love nothing more than mermaid-like cards. If anything, in my craft room in the back there's an overabundance of ocean and mermaid themed craft items. Something about the configuration of the sea shells made it clear that I didn't want to make anything too over-embellished. Instead, I thought elegance and clean layers.
So this is my clean and layered sea-inspired card.
I used my Mermaid Coast paper pad to create the base, then I used the same paper pad to layer the mermaid gold and again for the main circle. The just for you and the various sea shells were made using my colop e-mark printer. I found the wooden seahorse at Michael's in the clearance section and glued it on to give the card a little extra dimension and texture.
As always, I made a couple other cards because all my tools were pulled out. Here were some other ocean / sea inspired cards I made.
The colop e-mark is a finicky little thing, and I was at first a little miffed that the For You On Your Wedding Day felt off-centered. Ultimately, I just followed through with the card and was pretty happy with the results.
My subsequent try came out better. I love that the paper had the sea horse already on it, so I decided to add another wooden seahorse. Ultimately, I'm pretty happy with our results, and I loved pulling out all this mermaid / ocean themed crafting.