- Chipboard artist trading cards (ATCs), 2-1/2”x3-1/2”, four
- Creative Paperclay Delight Air-Dry Modeling Compound
- Mini shells, starfish, and sand dollars
- White tissue paper
- Stampington & Co. Stamps: Printed Starfish, Starfish Document, Postal Shell, Sand Dollar
- Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Dye Ink Pads: Stream, Bottle
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Evergreen Bough Stain
- Clay blade or craft knife
- Rolling pin
- Liquid paper glue
- scissors, wax paper (to cover work surface), emery board, air-tight plastic container or bag, toothpick
- 1. Remove small piece of air-dry modeling compound from bag; place remainder in air-tight container.
- 2. Dab compound onto Stream ink pad; mix color with hands. Do not mix color completely; leave marbling effect. Lightly dab compound once or twice onto Bottle ink pad; do not mix.
- 3. Cover work surface with wax paper. Roll marbled compound into thin sheet slightly larger than chipboard ATC. Place ATC onto compound and trace card with toothpick.
- 4. Center compound on ATC and smooth with fingers. Wrap compound over ATC edges to back to seal and smooth edges. Trim excess compound.
- 5. Ink desired stamp with Bottle ink and press down onto compound-covered ATC. If needed, smooth raised areas of compound so it lays flat. Be careful not to smear ink.
- 6. Press seashells directly into compound, using photo as guide; shells will dry in place.
- 7. Repeat Steps 1-6 to create all four ATCs, each with a different stamp design.
- 8. Let ATCs dry overnight.
- 9. Use craft knife to scrape excess compound from back of each ATC. Smooth back edges/sides with emery board.
- 10. Cut tissue paper to fit back of ATC. Ink tissue with Evergreen Bough stain; let dry. Adhere paper to back of ATC using liquid glue. Let dry.
- 1. For a beach-themed home accent, mount artist trading cards to the backing of a wooden shadowbox frame. Fill base of frame with sand and additional mini shells. Replace glass.