Papertrey May 2016 Blog Hop Challenge – Seashell Wishes


Today is Papertrey Ink’s May 2016 Blog Hop Challenge. The inspiration photo was awesome and as soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do. Here is the inspiration:


And here is my card:

Seashell Wishes | by  karen @ carefree creations

Even though I knew what I wanted to do, I still had trouble! On my first try, I picked 3 shells and repeated them (2 to a row, not 3), but I found that I didn’t space it very well and the repetition didn’t layout well. So I tried again, but messed up immediately by stamping in the wrong space.

This card is my third try and even this had problems. The pink shell was stamped in the wrong order so the third layer is hard to see. While I paid more attention to the spacing when stamping, I still left too big a margin on the left so I trimmed 1/8″ off (still is a bit off center, but not as badly).

I thought the sentiment die would just go right on, but because it is two lines, it made the spacing of the seashells feel off. So I die cut the sentiment twice and trimmed the words apart and laid them between the seashell lines.

Despite all the trouble – I love this card (and the stamps & die)!!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Birthday Wishes
Stamps: Simple Seashells (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Sno Cone (MFT); Surf Blue (SSS); Hawaiian Shores (PTI); Sweet Blush (PTI); Melon Berry (PTI); Blushing Bride (SU);
Paper: White (PTI); Gravel Gray (MFT);
Other: Big Basics – Birthday Wishes die (PTI);

6 thoughts on “Papertrey May 2016 Blog Hop Challenge – Seashell Wishes

  1. I think in spite of all your do overs this card turned out beautifully! The colors and stamping are great! Nice job

  2. Your card turned out great Karen! Sometimes no matter how hard you try some cards just give you troubles. Despite that you came up with a beautiful, well designed card. Love the colours and the well placed sentiment.

  3. Don’t you love this set? Can’t see a thing wrong with your stamping, all so beautiful! Love your grey sentiment die cut too!

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