CTMH – Swirly Seashells

A beach lover’s birthday card

I’m not sure if this stamp set will make it into the next catalog or not.  I know CTMH sold out of the matching die set during their last special for this stamp set called Swirly Seashells.  I think it’s beautiful and even if you can’t get the thin cut die, it’s super easy to fussy cut.

The fabulous thing about watercolors is that they look fine both inside and outside of the lines…in this case I managed to stay inside the lines but when I don’t, I go with it and enjoy that look as well.  I almost always feel like an artist when I am watercoloring and CTMH’s paint set makes it even easier.

I love how the paints blend together to achieve this sophisticated look…so much different than the simple, CAS card I shared the other day.  This is the card I ended up making for my daughter’s 21st birthday.  Hope she likes it!  I did add some Gold Peerless watercolor paint for some extra shimmer and sparkle.  I picked this wide palette of colors to play along with this week’s Addicted to CAS “rainbow” challenge.

What rubber stamping supplies do I need to make this card?

I did use some Cold Press watercolor paper I had on hand and some older supplies left over from my time with amuse|studio.  The majority of supplies, however, are from Close To My Heart.

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Other Challenges I’m entering today:

Sisterhood of Crafters – stamp it

CASology – Grow  (it’s my daughter’s bday card + my anticipation of heading to the beach is growing as the days are getting warmer!)

5 responses to “CTMH – Swirly Seashells

  1. Great coloring and fun creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Stamp It’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the ‘Sistahs’
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  2. Hi Chris,
    I really love your card. The colours are so lovely and the nautical design is beautiful. Unfortunately your entry is not CAS as per the requirements of this challenge but I hope to see you play along next time. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

  3. What a lovely birthday card! I’m sure your anticipation of returning to the beach is GROWing every day…mine would be! Lovely colors, I’m sure your daughter will love this! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  4. Wow those shell images are gorgeous and I love how you coloured them. They look especially good against the beautiful blue card base. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  5. Such pretty watercolored shells Chris. I too am excited for the beach soon. So glad to see you at CASology this week.