Monday, April 9, 2007

Crab & Company Birthdays


Oh man.... I couldn't resist the Crab & Company set out of the Stampin'Up! Spring Mini. I'm telling yah, I want everything in it! Since we live on the OR coast, I grew up crabbing and fishing with my Dad. I HAD to have this set. Yah, that's it.... I HAD to.

I started with my favorite card stock, shimmery white and then stamped the crab and the clams with Timber Stazon. I colored the images with the Aquapainter and classic ink in the lids of my stamp pads. It doesn't show in the photo, but the clams are painted with Lumiere and the cake and presents have glitter on them. The numbers are from the Tidy Number set.... I can't believe it retired last year... I LOVE Tidy Alphabet.... I'll never part with it.

I added both caramel and red gingham ribbon. The tag is just card stock cut out, then, the corners are cut with the tag corner punch. I added the colored brads with that spongy pad in the Crafter's Tool kit and the poker.

The recipe for this one:
Stamps: Crab & Company, Tidy Numbers
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, Real Red, Shimmery White
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, CC, RR, Creamy Caramel, Sahara Sand, Going Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Shimmery H2O's. Yo Yo Yellow.
Other: Caramel and Red Gingham, Bold Bright Brads, Aquapainter, Sakura Gelly Glitter Pen (Starlitstudio), Tag Corner Punch,
Lumiere.


I can't stop with that crab and cute clam... somebody stop me! I had to use my stamp-a-ma-jig for this one, but look at that clam balancing those cakes... clever little clam. They are pink chocolate cakes too... the best kind. :)

This too is shimmery card stock, only this time, I stippled cool caribbean and creamy caramel on the card stock, then added my images. I went back later and added more caramel with my aquapainter. This saved a ton of time. My friend Jenn sent me some shimmery H20's last year, and I haven't used them much, but they were perfect for the extra shine on the star fish and shells. I am going to use them more.. they are fun! This time, I added some google eyes too.

Background is cool caribbean and real red. I used my brand new Cuttlebug embossing folders from Eclectic Paperie. Gingham ribbon again (my favorite), and some real read brads up in the corner. Mounted on dimensionals of course. :)

Here is the complete recipe for this one:
Stamps: Crab & Company
Card stock: Real Red, Shimmery White, Cool Caribbean, Taken with Teal
Ink: CC, Creamy Caramel, RR, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, Shimmery H20's.
Other: Aquapainter, Gingham, Real Red Brads, Crafter's Tool Kit, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Crystal Effects, Google Eyes, Sakura Gelly Glitter Pen, Stipple Brushes.

Hope you all aren't crabby today! SNORT! And... if you have a chance, zip over and tell my friend Beate Happy Birthday! :) Thanks for stopping by!


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24 comments:

Kathy W said...

Wow, these are beautiful, fun cards! They make me want to jump in the car and drive to Newport! I love and admire your coloring. Wonderful blending of colors, and I like the gingham ribbon too. Thanks for sharing!

Paper Iris said...

Love your little crab cards Cami, super CUTE!!!

asela said...

Wowzer!!! These two cards are totally fabulous!! Loving how your colored them in

Stefanie said...

Cami, I love your crabby cards! It's especially cute where you have him holding up the age numbers. Love it!

PJBstamper said...

those are amazing!!

Beate said...

Those are darling! I love both cards!

Michelle Wooderson said...

Camster, these are both saweeeet cards! Wow, your coloring and shading are wonderful! I love how they're holding up all kinds of stuff. Whoever gets these cards......LUCKY DUCKS!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my GOSH Cambria...........Your Crabby Cards are Gorgeous. I haven't been really partial to this stampset until seeing these. They are Delish!!!!!!

Vicki

Joan said...

this is weird. I can only see one card. it's awesome, however!!

chelemom said...

These are sooooo cute! I love that they are holding things in there pinchers! Toooo cute!

Otter said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't make be buy this set!! I don't want it!! Some how you have a way of making me want everything!!!

Valerie said...

Spongy thing and a poker, I'll have to remember those technical terms next Stamp Nite! teehee!

LOVE your crabby cards, Cami!

Amy K said...

Oh my!! I am so excited to see this idea! My mother-in-law turns 60 on Thursday and I never thought to have the crab hold the numbers!! LOVE IT!!! Thank you!!!!

Hilary Reynolds said...

I love the way you colored this it really looks great.

Shabbychick Junk said...

OMG CAMS! OVER THE TOP ADORABLE!

Heather said...

LOVE your crabbies Cami! SO FUN! You are fun! Come stamp with me!

StampingontheLakefront said...

These are incredible. The coloring is so perfect. Have you done any tutorials on aqua painting? Thanks for sharing!

grace

Keri Jackson said...

Great job on the watercoloring!
I like both of the cards a ton.

Lindsey said...

OMGosh these are to die for!! How darling! Love the colors, coloring...sooooo darling!!!!!

Nancy said...

You da bomb, baby! Love these crabby cards!

Nancy

Alli said...

These cards are AMAZING!! TFS.
Alli

Emily said...

ACK!!!!!!!! These are just darling!! Your coloring is the BOMB!! I always love your ideas!

StamperSharon said...

Great crabby cards, Cami! I especially like the 60 one . . . for your dad? Stamping genius, you are!

Trudee said...

SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dude these are sooooooooo CUTE!!!!!