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Thursday, 10 December 2020

Art With Heart Monthly Creative Showcase for December - Welcome to Summer!


We have made it to summer in this crazy year of 2020!
This month the Art With Heart Team are featuring projects about what summer means to us. I'm sure you will see from the beautiful projects that the very talented Art With Heart Team have to share with you that the arrival of summer means different things to different people.

I'm a beach girl. For as long as I can remember I have spent many hours living on the beach. As a child I spent many weeks on the Mornington Peninsula (in Victoria) every summer. Sand, sea and many, many shells are some of my happiest memories of summer holidays at the beach.

Warning! Sneak peek from the Stampin' Up! Jan to June Mini Catalogue!

For my card tonight I am using the Sand and Sea Suite. The suite includes the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set, Seashells 3D Embossing folder and the Seaside Seashells Dies.
I started with a piece of Pearlescent Specialty paper and cut the main die from the Seaside Seashells dies. This shape was then embossed with the matching 3D embossing folder.

To add colour to this die I used some sponge daubers and ink pads. I used Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizzazz.

The background card colour is Coastal Cabana that has been embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder.

This is attached to a card base from Thick Very Vanilla card stock.

The shimmer from the Pearlescent paper is very difficult to photograph, but I think you can see it in the picture.

I added a length of  Sheer Pool Party ribbon behind the greeting. The greeting is stamped in Blushing Bride and is also from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set. The ends of the greeting are punched with the Banners Pick a Punch. The final embellishments are Opal Rounds from the Jan to June Mini Catalogue.
Most of these supplies are not available from the Jan to June Mini Catalogue which starts on the 5th of Jan.

The talented Art With Heart Team have lots more summer inspiration to share with you. The links for the participating team members are listed below.

Many of the products I have used for this project are not available until the 5th of Jan, but those that are, are listed below.

Thank you for visiting, we will be back next year in Jan to feature more products from the new Jan to June Mini Catalogue.

Happy stamping,


  1. Wow Rachel that pearl paper is stunning with these shells, and beautiful colouring for a natural look!

  2. Such a gorgeous card Rachel. I love your colouring of the sea shells. xxx

  3. Rachel that pear paper really adds the wow factor to your card and your colouring is amazing!

  4. Your card is lovely Rachel. I love your dreamy colour palette and how you have added the depth of colour with the sponge daubers.

  5. One of the better ones I have seen. Well done!

  6. This is so pretty!!! I love the Coastal Cabana in the background with the embossing.


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