Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Paper Loft Island Sun Sea Shells card is so cold almost every where today.  I haven't posted much lately but that doesn't mean I haven't been working my fingers to the bone.  I have a couple of blog hops coming up. First Take A Hike! 

Then a 12 Day long hop!  Getting 12 projects together is a chore!  And I am knee deep in Christmas!

So.....I have one last warm hurrah!  This is a card I did for The Paper Loft.  I was dying to use these awesome K & Co stickers and I thought they went perfectly with the Island Sun collection from Paper Loft.

Over at Scrap Creations Kristen talks about not being a glitter girl.  I am and I am not.  I don't really like playing with glitter.  I think it is pretty messy.  I am beginning to warm up to the "chunky" glitter.  I have found a few useful places for it.  But when I finally tried Wink of Stella brushes, I found a sparkle that I really LOVE!  It is subtle and hard to catch in pictures but in person it really makes a card.  Like this one.

The K & Co stickers already had sparkle so the Wink of Stella added a bit to the rest of the card.  I also used a new Spellbinders embossing folder,  I love embossing!  It is one of my favorite techniques..  It adds so much to paper.  I highlighted the sea shells with Quick Quotes powder puff and Wink of Stella.

The Paper Loft Island Sun collection: Sandy beach, Coral bay, Emerald Cove
The Paper Loft accessory sheet
Kiwi Lane Bracket 1 & 2
Spellbinders shell embossing folder
K & Co dimensional stickers
Wink of Stella clear
pop dots

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


  1. Love your seaside themed card. What gorgeous embossing. Hugs, Wends x

  2. WOW!! Beautiful card Alicia, love the papers, colors, layers and Wink of Stella. Sea shells really catch your eye.


  3. Beautiful. Love the shells. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  4. Fabulous card, love the warmth in the papers and the gentle sparkle, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  5. This is very pretty! I love the ocean and anything to do with the ocean is my cup of tea. I agree with you about the Wink of Stella pens...I recently got them (on sale at 7-Kids College Fund) and am thrilled with them. The glittery look is fabulous and adding a touch to the seashells and background is perfect. Very pretty card. Thanks for submitting this in our Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week! Hugs, Gail

  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 61 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  7. Beautiful card
    thanks for joining at Not Just Cards Challenges
    we hope to see you next time
    Fanny NJC DT

  8. Beautiful card - love the seashells.
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  9. What beautiful card. Love how you did your seashells and the embossing folder is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge.
    Deborah GDT