Saturday, January 24, 2009

Snap to It!

Good Saturday Morning! I have been very busy this last week and although I am away from home, I thought I would try to add a card to my blog, once I remembered I had the photo of it in my e-mail. This is the 3rd card from my January Card Camp, featuring Stampin' Up!'s now retired "Crab and Company" set. We colored the images with Prisma Colored pencils and used nestabilities for the oval and the scallop as well as glossy cardstock in the "swirls" cuttlebug template in my much-loved & used Big Shot. We sponged Tempting Turquoise on the glossy texture and trimmed around some of the swirls to give the effect of waves. The beach is cut from sandpaper and laid under the waves, and the card base is again Tempting Turquoise. I must add that I have no idea how bad sandpaper would be on your paper scissors, and I used an old pair of "old schoolteacher's"scissors (no insult to any teachers here -they just remind me of the ones my grade schoold teachers had - big long metal scissors with painted black handles that look like they came out of the basket from the Wizard of Oz witch) I know - weird associations going on here, because I loved all my grade school teachers --- must have been the long road trip yesterday!
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C-ya later!
Cheryl


12 comments:

Sara said...

Very cute!!!

CREATE=FUN said...

great card., love the embossing.

geekyscrapping said...

The embossed background is great - really does remind me of water.

CoveredInCrafts said...

lol! I dig it! You are so good at coloring.

Ronnie said...

So cute! I love that little crab!

Jaspere said...

Very cute. I just love that set and can't believe its retired. Glad I snatched one up.

Sharon said...

Is it because it's glossy paper why/how the swirls look like a different shade of blue?? Looks cool!

Brenda said...

The background is awesome. It looks like water!

sumbine said...

Such a funny card, i like the way you cut out the embossed background.

Jackie said...

This is adorable! love the wavy effect you created!!

alica said...

Very nice card, the embossing looks great..I wish I could do it too :)

Kristine B. said...

:) love this one too! love how you cut around those cuttle swirls!