House-Mouse® Shell Search by Laura Drahozal

  1. Fold a piece of 12” by  6 ” card stock so that the fold is on the top.
  2. Stamp the Shell Search image onto the mixed media paper with the Momento Ink.
  3. Color the image with the pencils.
  4. Stamp the Sentiment with Versamark Ink and cover with the embossing powder.
  5. Tap off the excess powder and heat emboss with tool.
  6. Sand one side of the shrink plastic.
  7. Stamp the other side of the shrink plastic with the shell image and the Stazon Ink.
  8. Use the manual die cut machine and the fitted frames die to cut a pretty frame around the sentiment.
  9. Use the die cut machine and the shell die to cut around the stamped shell image.
  10. Color the back of the shell image with colored pencils.  Be sure to color with the white to make the shell opaque.
  11. Use the hole punch to create a large hole in the plastic shell.
  12. Use the heat embossing tool to shrink the shell.  Be sure to do this on a non-stick heat proof surface.
  13. Adhere the image to a poolside mat and then to the corregated board.
  14. Adhere the board to the background.
  15. Push the raffia through the hole in the shell.
  16. Tie raffia ribbon in place.
  17. Attach the sentiment to the tropical splash card stock. 
  • Attach the sentiment with the foam squares to raise it above the background.
Print Project

Also uses these supplies:

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Tropical Splash, Poolside, Spearmint)
  • Corrugated Kraft Cardstock
  • Shrink Plastic
  • Prismacolor® Colored Pencils
  • Raffia
  • Hole Punch
  • Sandpaper
  • Manual Die Cut Machine
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
  • Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®

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