Friday, April 13, 2007

I Can't Stop w/the Crabs...... Help Me!!!


Oh man.... I can't put this set away. I'm having so much fun.

This time, I masked the crab and stamped the party hat on him. You just stamp him out on copy paper (or better yet, a Post-It note), cut it out, lay it over your image on your card stock, then stamp the hat. Remove the paper and you've got a crab with a hat! Don't throw away that piece though... put it with your stamp set, and you won't have to always take the time to cut one out.

The little circles are made with a 5/8 inch punch and the 1/2 inch circle punch. All images are colored with my aquapainter. Background is cool caribbean and real red card stock ran through the Cuddlebug and embossing folders. The crab image and the little circle images are on dimensionals. The crab's eyes are a big round glob of crystal effects. So cute in person!

This one is pretty similar to the above, I just switched the layout around a bit and added some color to the cool caribbean embossed piece with different sized circle punches. I used the slot punch to make a little slot to run the ribbon through and also added crystal effects to the crab's eyes.

Snappy Birthday was stamped in real red on caribbean then punched out with the word window punch and attached with real red brads.

Okay.... I will try and move on. Well, I have two more colored in and ready to go on cards... so after that, I will move on. LOL

Hope you all have a great weekend! Thanks for making time to stop by for a visit. Thanks especially for the comments and emails about trash digging! You all made me smile HUGE and it felt great to know I wasn't the only one that thought about digging in the trash. You'll be happy to hear that Miss Birthday Crab did not get tossed away. WHEW! And, no, I did not come back home with her. I think she has a happy home. :)






21 comments:

kathy said...

I love crab and co i would use him for everything.....lol I think dh hid him on me

Ana said...

what an awesome card!! I love the details and the beautiful coloring!!

PJBstamper said...

Dang those little red guys are cute!!

Cheryl said...

I have crabby on order and can hardly wait to get him. He is as cute as can be and I love what you have done with him. I look forward to your blog each morning with my cup of coffee. Thanks for the time it takes to write it.
Cheryl

Dee said...

Girl, You are killing me with this set!! I keep saying I don't need it and dang here comes more to die for crab cards from you!!! your coloring is just awesome!
Dee

Yvette said...

All of your cards with this set are fantastic! Don't stop with the crabs! :D I love how you combined the different embossed backgrounds--they add so much dimension and interest.

Sharon said...

I haven't ordered a stamp set in a very long time (you know, that diet thing!!) well, my sweet pink friend, you've sold me on this one. And, I think I need a Cuttlebug too, right? LOL Brilliant cards, Cami!

Gail said...

Now you have done it, gone and made such a stinkin cute card I have to order the Crab & Company set. Will be on my order tomorrow with the new sample pack of paper.

Gail

Patricia said...

You've inspired me to order the crab set, it is so darling and I LOVE the colors! I do have a question...when you say you use your aquapainter...how do you use it? I'd love to know your technique because it looks awesome!!

Cambria Turnbow said...

Patricia.. you need to start with good paper. I am using Shimmery White from SU!. Then, fill your aquapainter with water. Squeeze your ink pad together so that the lid is touching the ink before you open it, then open and use that ink in the lid as your paint pallet. I just dip my aquapainter in, start on the outside line and color in. I start with the orange, then add the red over the top, lighter on the orange places. Try it.. it's FUN! :)

Thanks for the comments girls!!!

StampingontheLakefront said...

These cards put a smile on my face! They are just the cutest. Thanks for sharing your coloring techniques too.
Have a great weekend.


grace

beate said...

SWEET! I love the circle punchouts in the dry embossed part. You rock, girlfriend!

Sherri aka sherristampsalot said...

Girl you are *killin'* me with these crabs! I came back to take a look at your Girly Crab and low and behold there are two more! YOU ROCK!!!

Kim said...

You're making me want to buy that set!!!!! Love the cards!!

Tabbycat said...

Love your crab cards Cami. Have always loved your stuff on splitcoast, but man I have to tell you, your blog rocks!!!!!!!!!!!! Tabbycat

PS. Where is PINK Cami?????

Leslie Miller said...

Dang, these are cute! I love the shading on those crabs! Wouldn't it be nice if I actually used my Cuttlebug? I have this folder with the circles on it--love it. Got to make a Cuttlebug card!

Dana said...

All of these crab cards are too cute! I feel and order coming on!

spate said...

You keep going girl...what an inspiration you are!! WOW--I have NO other choice but to order this set--tomorrow!!!

spate said...

You go girl..Your blog is awsome!!
What an inspiration!!!

twinks said...

I just love ALL of your cards, but these crabs are sooooooooooo cute. TF!

Marie said...

These are SO CUTE!! I'm loving your blog - just found it. I'll be adding it to my Google Reader list and my own sidebar shortly :) TFS and can't wait to see more!!