Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Hello~as I've mentioned before, I have been trying to use people's sketch challenges because I'm not very good with the layout of a card. So, here's a card using Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You to Try. She does one every Saturday---and usually I have a little time on the weekend to try it.

I always need birthday cards---even though, any family that is reading knows I rarely send them---and if on the rare occasion a card appears in the mailbox it's always late.....what is that? I used to be so good at it---I think it's kids---yes, that's what I'm going to say---Having children makes me send cards late----sounds....uh......reasonable. ANYWAY, here's a birthday card that I could send to a party for one of Joshua's friends.

I used the set Crab & Company----I think it works for kid's cards---and, I already have it, so I don't have to spend anymore money! I remember thinking when I first started stamping how much money I would save if I made my own cards.....yeah, well, how's that going? NOT SO GREAT! But, it's fun and keeps me occupied when I should be cleaning or cooking, so that's a good a twisted sort of way! BACK TO THE CARD---

I used Prismacolor pencils and baby oil---I don't have any Odorless Mineral Spirits and I have seen that some people use baby oil instead, so that's what I did. I think it turned out OK for my first try---I definitely need to keep working on it--At the last minute I decided to add the hat to the card---it makes it look more like a birthday card---I was too lazy to photograph the whole thing again, so I just took another closeup---truly lazy!!!

The recipe is below--have a great day~

Recipe: Stamps: Crab & Co.
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Creamy Caramel
Paper: Black, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel CS, Watercolor Paper- SU!
Accessories: Spots and Dots CB Folder, Dimensionals, Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, River Rock, Double-Stitched Ribbon


Carolyn King said...

this card is adorable. great sketch and i love the popped out crab!

jen del muro said...

this is so darling!! love that crab!!

LeAnne said...

I think this came out great....especially since you used prismacolors & baby oil instead of your dreaded aquapainter!!! He is quite a cute little crab! In fact I think you've done a pretty good job on all the cards you have posted here...even stamping inside! Cool!

James said...

Very nicely done. You have "crabby birthday on this" and it makes me think of a card idea (I rarely have them). What if you put a Turkish cherry drink on the front of a card. Something like "Cappy Birthday"? What is it you call that?

Kathleen said...

Very funny James~ Leave the card stuff to me! ;)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Well, isn't this the most adorable card. Love what you did with that crabby crab...he looks like he's jumpin off the card! Great job.

My Paper World said...

This is really cute!

StampDancer said...

Fantastic card. Love what you did with the Crab set and the sketch.