Friday, February 24, 2012

Oh Crab...

So many great challenges are happening this week and I want to play along with them all!!  :D  I know I won't get to spend all weekend in my craft space so I won't get to play along with them all so I knew I had to at least make one card tonight.  I narrowed down my choices and decided to use the sketch from CPS:

The inspiration photo from the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:

I see distress, ocean theme, blues/greens, and that vertical stripe pattern

And finally, since they just arrived a couple of weeks back and I hadn't used them yet, I decided to make it with an acetate card which fits Young Crafters Unite's challenge:

Once that was all settled, I had a plan and attacked!!  Here's what I came up with - 

I found it a little difficult photographing it because I kept getting glares in the acetate.  I used some washi tape (which was my self challenge this week) for the vertical stripes on the circle.  The tape was actually a bright aqua color so I distressed it with some Vintage Photo ink and it toned it down giving it the look I wanted.  The crab is also colored with Distress Ink (Fired Brick and Worn Lipstick).

The waves are on glossy photo paper with some alcohol inks and a felt applicator.  I used Ranger's Stream, Meadow, and Snow Cap.  Then ran it through my Cuttlebug with the wave die... super simple!  I lined the front circle up with a circle I cut to fit right behind it - for a little more color and to cover my tape for both the inside and the outside.

The inside says "Belated Birthday Wishes."  I had no luck getting a picture of that, but it's a sentiment from Paper Smooches Word Salad set.

Have a crafty weekend!


PAPER: Neenah Solar White; Office Max cardstock; glossy photo paper
STAMPS: Paper Smooches Word Salad and Chubby Chum Pals
INKS: Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain; Memento Tuxedo Black; Alcohol Inks by Ranger - Stream, Meadow, Snow Cap, and Alcohol Blending Solution
OTHER: Aqua wash tape (can't remember who makes it, but I bought it at AC Moore), alcohol ink felt blending tool, MFT wave die, finger daubers, Tonic edge distresser, Uniball Signo white gell pen, Spellbinder's Standard Circles Large, Tiny brads from stash, Snail adhesive, Foam tape/dots


  1. Very cute card!! Thanks for playing along with CPS sketch 253!!

  2. Too cute! Thanks for play the CPS Challenge!

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  4. This is great! Love how you used the CPS sketch and the SPARKS challenge. CUTE!

  5. Ha ha! I love this! Totally cracking me up :-) Great work!

  6. I love love love love LOVE this card!!!!! You did such a great job with it - such a cute sentiment & the paper choice was amazing!!!!

  7. ACK! Even better - using glossy paper/washi tape! I hadn't read that part at first - wonderful job - you acheived a great look which was totally original!!!! I love it! :)

  8. This is so cute, Angie! I love how it's on acetate and the waves are fabulous!