Aloha and welcome to another edition of the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop! Twenty of my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me in this worldwide blog that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across twelve different time zones.
The general theme for this month is “Layer Up”.
I like to use several layers on all my cards. We have such pretty colors and I think adding a sliver of color helps to pull out that color from the main image and just step up the card a little. The seashell on this card is die cut then embossed using Seashells 3D embossing folder, adding so much texture and beauty!
I was inspired to make this card by Robbie Susan Chandler.
CLICK HEREto see another card using this stamp set!
There are several things I really love about this card:
- The Retiform Masking Technique is so unusual and simple!
- That seashell has a die cut and is embossed!
- Those cute Faux Sea Glass Shapes!
Seashell Retiform Technique Card
Friends are Like Seashells(bundle)
Card stock & Papers
Pool Party 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”
Crumb Cake 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
Basic White 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ and scrap
Post it notes
Seashells 3D Embossing Folder
Wink of Stella
Rectangle Stitched Dies
Faux Sea Glass Shapes
Pool Party Sheer Ribbon
Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
|Pop up the seashell with dimensionals!|
I’ve made a YouTube Video to help you make this card at home!
I hope this project has inspired you to do some stamping and send out some Happy Mail!
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Next up is the talented Jan Clothier from New Zealand.
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If you get lost along the way, here’s a blog roll- with links – to help you get back on track.
Cheryl Hamilton – US. You are HERE!
Jan Clothier says
I love retiform and haven’t used it in ages – thank you for the inspiration to use it again. I love the subtlety you’ve created with it, over the silvery ocean. This is such a beauty!
Thanks so much, Jan! I really enjoyed trying out this technique!
Chris Smith says
What a beautiful card!
Thank you, Chris!
Robbie Susan Chandler says
Thanks for the shout out! Love this card!
Thank you so much! Love all your cards! I get so many new ideas from you, Robbie Susan!
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert says
Pretty card! You used the retiform technique so beautifully.
Thanks so much, Sharon!
Cheryll Miller says
Gorgeous card, and a beautiful example of the retiform technique Cheryl! xx
Wendy Lee says
Great card and love this technique. Simply wonderful.
Thank you, Wendy!
Aurélie FABRE says
Hey ! I love ! It’s been ages since I’ve used this technique and I think it’s really perfect for the theme. It gives the impression of volume and layers when there are none. It’s a superb trompe l’oeil, perfect! Well done and thank you for sharing!
Merci! Thank you so much, Aurelie!
Angie McKenzie says
Wonderful way to layer, Cheryl! Love the layering with this amazing technique with that image from the Host stamp set!!! It compliments the seashell perfectly. Thanks for the inspiration as always and for hopping with us. xx
Thanks so much, Angie!