I've mentioned before that I love silly puns, I love them even more when there's animals involved in the puns :) Then I saw this card on Pintrest and I thought I have a crab stamp! I can do that! I don't know who it's for but I can do that!!!! I thought about where I'd have the crab sitting, I went with a beach scene and made 'waves' with different colors of cardstock. I started with Tempting Turquoise then it goes to Pool Party and the final color is Soft Sky. They're all sponged in their coordinating color. For the actual beach I used Crumb Cake and crumpled it up until the fiber broke down, then I carefully pulled the cardstock apart. The inside of the cardstock is a great texture, soft and kind of suede like (obviously not the way sand feels) but I thought it looked good :) It's really textured from all the crumpling and gives the unevenness of a sandy beach. The greeting was stamped with the Layered Letters Alphabet. I started with the 'Seas' on the left side and knew space wouldn't be on my side so I stamped the 'day' and then used my Project Life pen to write 'the'. Worked out fine and is really cute!
As for the crab, I stamped and colored him with a Real Red Marker, I had tried watercoloring him but I wasn't getting the rich red color that I wanted for him, so I finally scrapped the watercolor idea and used a marker. I fussy cut him, and added some Crystal Effects to his eyeballs for some extra dimension. He's attached to the beach and all is cute and adorable! Such a fun card!!!!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!