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Saturday, August 31, 2013

charming shells...

Hello my fabulous friends!

For those of you who visit my personal blog, this is not new, but I wanted to share it here for all of my CI fans who want to hold on to every last bit of summer they can!

While we were at the beach, I made sure to pick up some teeny tiny shells for the "just in case", and this just happened to fit the bill! A custom charm to remember a fun filled day!

I started out with one of Tim Holtz charms.

I die cut a circle out of white cardstock as my base and used Glossy Accents to glue it to the inside of the charm. I then covered that with some more GA and sprinkled on some beach sand. 

After that had dried, I glued on my cute little shells with more GA and let that dry.

I then covered it with Creative Inspirations Resinesense, and put it under my UV light for 30 minutes to cure. 

Since the one shell was so tall, I ended up doing a second layer of Resinesense. When covering a charm with resin, it is better to build layers than to do  one thick layer. 

Normally when you work with resins, bubbles are considered a bad thing... however, with this particular piece, I thought the bubbles added to it, so I didn't discourage them. I think it adds character :) 


Supplies Used
Paper: Bazzill, My Minds Eye, card stock
Ink: Distress ink, Memento, Sharpie
Stamps: Unity "Vintage Handwritten", "Tiny Vintage Banners" & "Love in Return"
Silhouette: Honeycomb Background
Die: Quickutz "Nesting Circles"
Creative Inspirations Paint: Resinesense
Other: Basic Grey Alpha Stickers, Tim Holtz charm, sand, shells, brads, string 


Kimberly S said...

Very cute idea, and I love the bubbles in it too! :)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous and what a fun idea!!

DIANA L. said...

I noticed the bubbles right away because I try so hard not to get them, You are right they are perfect in this piece they look intentional.
I love it Kassi

Lagene said...

Very COOL!

Emily D. said...

The charm is so pretty! I should do this with some of my tiny shells from our trips to the Lakes.