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Sun 02

Textured Layers for the Grand Spiral Shell by Jean Okimoto

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Double-embossing creates layers of dimension and sparkle on the new Grand Spiral Shell from our Under the Sea Collection. Ring Stack - filled with gold-specked offcuts - adds a bouncy look for a trio from the School of Fish.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here - hope you're having a great weekend!

Cut the solid Grand Spiral Shell from watercolor paper inked with soft overlapping layers of Kaleidacolor dye inks.  Pressure-emboss it with the set's detailed Grand Spiral Shell - use the rubber mat and plate(s) required for your machine.  Leave the diecut in the die and sponge it with VersaMark - a clean, well-inked pad gives the best results.  Heat-emboss it with Imagine's Iridescent Mboss Powder for a glossy, sparkly look. Clean the die with a wet washcloth.

Sponge or brayer more of the Kaleidacolor-ed watercolor paper with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with School of Fish - cut the entire set and save the extras for future projects.

Cut the detailed shell from a light aqua sheet in the 6x6 Fresh Aqua Collection.  Cut it again from a gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad. Attach the diecuts - offset them for dimension.

Flick specks of Imagine's Sheer Gold Shimmer Spritz onto white cardstock.  Airdry it for a few minutes, then  heat-set.  Cut it with Ring Stack - we're using the offcuts. 

Cut Ring Stack again from the gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad.  Attach it to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Adhere the gold-specked offcuts.  Attach the fishes - use foamtape from the green and aqua fishes.

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Hope you're taking advantage of the variety and versatility of the designs in our Under the Sea Collection.  Chose nature's realistic colors or your favorite tropical brights and have fun with these great designs!  

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...






another clever design and great result. Wow!

Thank you Johanna - and special thanks for ALL of your thoughtful comments!!

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