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Roses and Shells

  • Papercraft
  • 1-2 hours
  • Beginner

Materials Needed:

  • Joanna Sheen’s Tom Mielko project book with CD
  • A3 sheet ice blue card pearlised card
  • A4 sheets lilac and blue cardstock
  • Glossy photo paper 170-180gsm
  • Paper to print back paper
  • Paper roses and Die cut leaves
  • Whole and flat backed pearls
  • Little shells and recycled fisherman’s netting


  1. Fold the A3 sheet to 11 ¾" x 8 ¼" (297 x 210mm). Trim some lilac card a little smaller and then some blue card smaller again. Layer the blue onto the lilac and wrap some fishing net across the left side. Fix this really securely, I used clear sticky tape as it would never be seen. Add all of this to the main card blank using glue gel as double sided tape is difficult to use with the netting.

  2. Print out the topper and decoupage from the CD on glossy paper and the backing paper on matt (preferably over 160gsm). Cut some backing paper to 9" x 6 ½" (228 x 165mm) and layer onto the slightly larger lilac card. Fix this onto the main card using sticky pads, foam tape or glue gel.

  3. Add the main topper and build up the layers with glue gel and leave to dry.

  4. Now decorate with various shades of pink roses, lots of die cut green leaves and tendrils and some pearl beads. Add the shells onto the card by sticking individually with glue gel ior making some blobs of glue gel and pushing the shells into it. Finally add some flat backed pearls onto the backing paper as shown and to fill any little gaps.