By The Tide Shabby Chic Lobster


ByTheTideLobster I'm on a roll, sharing the 'By The Tide' Stampin' Up! Set. And I have to admit that I took some flack over this card at the festival that I featured it at, people didn't really think that the shabby chic really went with lobster. Or maybe I missed the mark on the definition of 'shabby chic'? Oh well.

And the most DIFFICULT thing to find was the cotton gauze–apparently the stuff I had in my medicine closet is the old style–now it is all stretchy type that doesn't fray… I went nuts looking for it. Ended up going to a hospital supply store and having to by a roll of like 500 yards of it, LOL!  You guys can appreciate going to stores and trying to explain that 'well, I'm not really using it for wound dressing, I just wanted the stuff that frayed…' oh yeah, get her a rubber padded room (stat).

Anyway, I've included my step by step photo instructions (warning: don't download it if you don't like it, LOL!). You can view the stamp set here.

What can I say? I'll let you decide. Hit or miss? My fate is in your hands.

Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


  1. Hi Amy! I LOVE THIS CARD. I like the funkyness of the lobster with the girly, shabby elements. It would be cute framed in a seaside/beachy style room too.


    Amy Reply:

    Yes, maybe I will frame it! Thanks


  2. Kim Smith says:

    Love your card Amy!  Loved your story about the gauze.  I would have used cheese cloth not even thinking about gauze.  LOL!  Keep up the great work you do.  Thank you for sharing!


    Amy Reply:

    Wow, I didn’t even think of cheesecloth! So, where were you when I needed that advice!


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