I used a paper pack with a seaside theme... then freehand drew the seashell (he's supposed to be a hermit crab, get it?!) and coloured it with Copic markers to give it a little dimension. You can't see the zig zag stitching too well, but it's a soft shell pink colour that brings out the pinks in the paper a bit.
I always like to have a little bit of patterned paper on the inside that will show through the opening.
Here's a closeup of the crab so that you can see the pretty background paper showing through a bit better. This set includes both the crab & the frog... so stay tuned for my froggy cards in the near future. Happy stamping!