Friday, 18 July 2014

Simple greetings for summer cards

The theme next Friday 25th July at Scrap and Yap, a monthly craft group I help run in Northampton, is summer and boxes - ok, that's 2 themes :)  We usually make a few examples as inspiration for our members and I decided to use some lovely Hero Arts seashell stamps which I've had a long time.

Sometimes a simple greeting is all that is needed on a card and here is one of my favourite ones.  The shells have been embossed in white and then sponged with distress inks:



Shells just speak to me of hugs!


I wanted to make a super simple stamped shells card but couldn't resist adding the twine and buttons:



And finally, another greeting with hugs.  Sometimes if we can't be with a loved one the next best thing is to send a hug :)


Here they all are together:


I had fun with my seashells but it made me want to be on a beach!

I'm linking up at  



10 comments:

  1. WOW! This is quite a super display of seashells. Thank you for posting this wonderful art. Hoping to see you again really soon.
    Blessings, Carole

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  2. Simple is good, especially for these cards! I love those seashell stamps. Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Journal this month. =)

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  3. Ooh, I like these! Lovely samples and so varied. I'm sure they'll love using those stamps. I really am (despite myself) a Hero Arts fan.

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  4. Very cool. I love seashells but interestingly enough, I have no seashell stamps. hmmmm

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  5. Gorgeous cards, living at the seaside I love shell stamps. Thanks for joining us at the take It Make It Challenge, Elizabeth x

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  6. Beautiful seashells ...... thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

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  7. Lovely cards! Thanks so much for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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  8. All beautiful Susan, the shells really stand out so well :-)
    Thank you so much for joining us over at Craft Stamper for the TIMI challenge xxx

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  9. Great set of cards! Thank you for playing with us at Craft Stamper challenge!

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  10. Just gorgeous Susan ! I love shells and those stamps are fabulous! I love all the cards but my favourite is the blue one , lovely embossing!

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