Triton with Shell background

Nearly at the end of my little underwater adventure, then I am moving onto an Australiana theme.

stamps: Triton Collage D13024 by Impression Obsession

embossing folder: Sea Shells by Kaiser Craft

I smeared a silver pigment pad directly onto one side of the embossing folder before placing ivory card inside and running through Big Shot machine. (My pad was a little dry and this ivory card is notoriously absorbent, so I didn’t get a solid silver coverage, but I wanted a soft weathered look so was happy with that result). I cut the width down a little and tore across the bottom, then sponged all sides with sepia ink and also lightly across the top of raised pattern.

I stamped the Triton shell twice onto ivory card, cutting out shell on one and mounting over the other with Magic Mount. I used watercolour pencils with a waterbrush to colour, then applied some Buttercup Liquid Pearls with a paintbrush to highlight pattern (it doesn’t really show till it catches the light). I cut it into an oval shape then sponged edges with sepia ink.

Cut out and colour various other shells, seaweed, branches etc… for decorations. Set aside till dry.


Onto a folded backing card of ivory, attach a smaller piece of aqua card across bottom half. Attach your embossed shell card to top. Glue shell oval into position.

Glue your embellishments into place to complete card.


While I was playing around with the embossing folder, I created a spare background. I wouldn’t normally put flowers with shells, but they are both beautiful products of nature and I think this works.




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