this was a fun technique to try. first i stamped with SU french script background in creamy caramel. then stamped Stampington's shore cliff elements shells in versamark and embossed with fine clear embossing powder. then i sponged with PTI ocean tides ink around the edges and over the shells until they were pretty dark. i did something similar in this post, but with UTEE ultra thick e p. it gives a different look.