Monday, April 9, 2007

Card of the Week (4-9-07)

I'm finally back to 2 of my favorite creative loves - cards and blogging! (Now if only I had another "me" or two to work on my scrapping and quilting, I'd be all set! lol) This is a card that I'm not head over heels about, but it'll work for a layout. I actually CASEd this one (not a lot of time this weekend) from an one of SU!s Inspiration Sheets (Best of Cluck), except I used Crab & Company (Spring Mini), and the ribbon treatment is different. This is also the first time in forEVer that I used my Pastels! I almost ALWAYS watercolor. Let me know what you think, and remember that you can leave a comment with a link back to your Card of the Week card!

Here we go...
Paper - Confetti White (2 3/4 x 2 1/2), Real Red (4 1/4 sq), More Mustard (5 x 10 folded in half), Kraft (1/2 x 3 1/2 one end distressed and curled), Old Olive (3 1/8 x 1/2 with 6 holes punched for Hemp)
Ink - Basic Black
Access. - Tool Kit, Earth Elements Brads, Ribbon (cut in 2in lengths), Stampin' Pastels, Hobby Blade, Stylus, Googly Eyes, 1/8 Punch

Start by dry embossing the Red CS, using the piercing template and stylus (sounds difficult, but it's not really - I placed the CS on top of the template with the foam pad underneath, and moved it around as necessary). Attach this to Mustard card base. Next attach Kraft piece at an angle (like shown).

Now stamp the crab and sentiment images, and use your pastels to color it in. I use some long tweezers and tiny firm cotton balls (that can be found in your craft store in several sizes) to apply the chalk. They last longer than Qtips, and you can have one for every color. {This was kind of fun, since I hardly ever do it, but I'm still partial to the watercoloring for the vibrancy.} Mask the right claw with a piece of sticky note and place on top of previously stamped claw, stamp the cupcake over top, then remove mask, and use your Hobby Blade to cut out a portion of the claw. Now stamp and color another cupcake on a scrap piece of Confetti White, and cut out with no candle - only shell and cake. Tuck the cut out piece inside the claw, and adhere with a Mini Glue Dot for slight elevation. (Make sure that you also colored in the underneath candle.) Adhere whole piece to card, and apply the Googly Eyes with Mini Glue Dots.

Now simply thread the Hemp through the dots (3 1/2 in), and use Mini Glue Dots to "adhese". And fold ribbon pieces (I used a bit of adhesive to keep them folded), pierce holes for brads, and insert. (I lifted up the Red layer to insert brads.)

I hope that all of this makes sense, as I'm in a hurry because it's not yet Naptime (lol), so email or leave a comment with any questions. Missed you all!


1 comment:

  1. Love the googlie eyes on the crab, and how you watercolored the blue/tan mixture. The card is really cute - ribbon with brads, stitching on the bottom band - but the tan strip on the left is a bit distracting.


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