The Marbled Background Stamp got together with So Many Shells for a fun ocean-themed handmade card. When I saw the Marbled stamp in the new catalog in May, I was intrigued. I thought it might end up being too busy for my taste, but thought it had some potential. So I ordered it.
With all the beach scenes I’ve been creating this summer, I started thinking that the Marbled stamp might look like the ocean in the right context. And so it does, especially combined with So Many Shells.
The circles were cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The combination of circles was one of those wonderful accidents that can happen sometimes when you’re looking for just the right effect!
Marbled is stamped tone-on-tone with Soft Sky in this background. I think it would be a bit much otherwise, but you know I don’t like bold, busy backgrounds that detract from artwork. I’ll have to experiment some more with this fascinating stamp. Here’s what it looks like in the online store. You can see why I thought it might be too busy.
So Many Shells has a lot of great sentiments in addition to the lovely shells. Use this link to see another card made with this set: Seas the Day
So Many Shells (photopolymer 143695)
You can use these sentiments whenever you want to send words of support and appreciation to loved ones.
Please leave a comment to let me know what you think of this card and the stamp sets. That always inspires me to keep posting new things for you!
If you’re looking for something a little different for your handmade cards, you’ll love pairing the Marbled Background Stamp with So Many Shells from Stampin’ Up!