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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Crab & Company Valentine Card

This is for today's FEATUTRED STAMPER CHALLENGE. I chose her SHORE DO LOVE YOU card to CASE. I changed the colors, added some stamps, but kept the layout the same. I used 3 different stamp sets to make this one. I used the waves from On the Beach stamped w/Versa Mark on the cool carribean cs. The birds from Shore Thing and the sea shells are stamped in Close To Cocoa. The sand stamp is stamped in Creamy Caramel. The crab is stamped in Real Red, colored with prismacolor pencil then blended w/gamsol then google eyes applied with 2 way glue pen. I used a 1 1/4 inch circle punch to cut it out then sponged with cool carribean and creamy caramel. This was layered on red cs punched w/ mega scallop punch. I used a 1 inch circle punch to punch out the window and stamped the sentiment on the white layer then sponged the edge with real red and popped it up on a 1 1/4 inch circle red cs layer which is attached on the inside of the card. I took my scissors and distressed the inside edges of the circle so the sentiment layer would allow easy opening of the card. Next time I think I will cut the card base circle 1 1/4 also.
Stamps: Crab & Company, Shore Thing, On The Beach
Paper: Cool Carribean, kraft, white, red
Ink: real red, close to cocoa, creamy caramel
Accessories: google eyes, prismacolor pencils, Giga Scallop Circle punch, Fiskars 2.5 inch circle shape, 1 & 1 1/4 inch circle punches, sponges, 2 way glue pen
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Distressed edges