Sunday, March 25, 2007

{ Snappy Birthday }

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I needed a birthday card for my cousin. He's turning eleven, which is an hard age for me to make a card for. I didn't want my card to be too childish, but I still wanted it to appeal to him. He practically lives on the beach so I thought SU's Crab & Company would be perfect!

I've played around with this set a lot and haven't been able to come up with anything I liked until today. My background was done using a Cuttlebug folder then I used a brayer to apply a little ink over the top. All the coloring is done with SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons and a blender pen. I don't like the way the birthday hat looks when it is sitting on top of the crabs eyes, so I masked the crab in order to put the hat on. I love the way this card turned out, so I'll probably try it again sometime. So what do you think?


Stamps: SU Crab & Company
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: SU Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Craft Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: SU Ribbon, Fastners
Other: Cuttlebug, Brayer, Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Circle Punch, Square Punches, SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, Ticket Punch
Techniques: Heat Embossing, Masking, Water Coloring


Allison said...

It looks great...what a neat little sketch since you have lots going on here but it doesn't look cluttered!

Lisa C. said...

love your use of punches for this card, what a neat sketch as Allison said!