Thursday, April 21, 2011

Aqua Coral Birthday

Here is one I've been working on for awhile now...
I couldn't quite decide whether I really wanted to use the glass pebbles at first,
but I loved how they made me think of sea glass, and also the way they refract the lines and light... I know they're very heavy for embellishments, but in this case...
I loved them enough in the end.
I splurged.

Here are the challenges:

"Brag Monday" at The Graphics Fairy
ABC Challenge "S is for Sparkle"
Truly Scrumptious #55 "Vintage" - vintage coral image from The Graphics Fairy
Creative Card Crew "Recycle Something" - new use for glass pebbles
Everybody Art #138 "Pearls"
Ooh La La Challenge #78 "Aqua, Bling and Sentiment"
Paper Sundaes #65 "Texture"
Papertake Weekly "Spots and Stripes" - the scallop

And yes, the Coral pun was intended :)

I've been hoping that my DH and I can get away for a weekend, maybe get the grandparents to take a baby apiece, so we can go either to the mountains or the beach... or somewhere.  Almost anywhere!  As long as it's quiet and peaceful.
We almost always head to the hills at special times, but
after this card, I'm thinking I might enjoy the beach for a change.

Another full-size view. 
And Confession: this black ribbon has got to be my all-time favorite.
At least, so far. :)

Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Martha Stewart "Playful Blue", The Paper Studio, Georgia Pacific}
Vintage Coral Image {The Graphics Fairy}
Sentiment Stamp {Papertrey Ink}
Ink {Ranger Archival Black, Studio G - Aqua minicube}
Shell embellishment {K & Co - Grand Adhesions}
Glass Pebbles
Black saddle-stitched ribbon {RibbonFX}
Apron Lace Edge Punch {Fiskars}
Zots Adhesive Dots
This-to-That pop dots {American Crafts}

Live well,



  1. I'm glad you splurged on the glass pebbles they go so well with the theme of your card! Love the coral and the oyster shell you made from paper! Very creative Kathryn!

    Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  2. This definitely reminds me of the beach (which is where I would go if I could!). Love the coral image and the pebbles are a perfect choice for embellishment! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  3. Oh, GOODNESS, Kathryn, this card pulled ALL the stops! I'm LOVIN' every punny detail and THEN some! Glad you tossed the glass in for this one - it truly creates a marine flavor that's making me want to feel some sand in my toes, IYKWIM! I'm THRILLED that you shared this card and your mighty fine talent with JUST US GIRLS! Yeeeee Haw!

  4. This is another very pretty card I love the fan shell
    Thank you for sharing with us again at ooh la la

  5. Ooooh, love this, and your shell is cute, clever!

  6. This is a great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious.....

  7. Fantastic card! Thanks for dropping into OLL to share it with us. Hugs x

  8. What a fabulous card - I love this image! Great papers and details
    Thanks so much for joining us at PTW

  9. I'm glad you used the glass pebbles! It adds fabulous texture to the card! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes! ;)

  10. This is such a pretty and classy card!
    Thank you very much for sparkling with us at ABC-Challenges :)


  11. Great idea to use those glass pebbles, they make the card come to life. Thanks for joining in with us at OLL this time. Good luck.
    Dawn xx


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