Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Happy Birthday

Hello Stampers! Today I made a card using The Cutting Cafe's Under the Sea printable stamps for this week's Tuesday Throwdown challenge. The theme is "Anything Goes." I rarely make birthday cards for children so this was the perfect opportunity to make one.

I created the background with various sizes for the crab and left it black and white. I then cut out a circle and embossed it. I then sponged Aegean ink all over to give the crab a nice contrast. The crab was colored in using Copic markers and fussy cut. I popped him up using foam tape. I added the sentiment by cutting it into a tag and using a red Copic marker went around the edges.
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The Cutting Cafe (Under the Sea), CTMH (birthday sentiment)
Papers: Bazzill (Red), Strathmore Bristol (white)
Inks: SU (black), Copic (multiliner, 00, C1, C3, C8, R20, R24, RV29), Sweet Stamps (Aegean)
Accessories: The Twinery (red), Lawn Fawn (stitched die), Provo Craft (bubbles embossing folder)

Linking to the following:
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Card Maniac - Let's Party
Craft Your Passions - anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Pile It On - make your own background
Simon Says - Summer Fun
Skipping Stones Design - Summer
The Paper Nest Dolls - anything goes
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*Vicki* said...

Oh Kim, this is such a super cute crab!! I love how you've got him in the background and then colored up as the main focal!! So cute! ;)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at 613 Avenue Create this time. I love how you have used this spotlight technique with the cute crab image.
Lorraine DT

Creative world said...

Love your card design,beautiful,and your coloring is fabulous...thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion
Ċ½eljka DT

Leslie Miller said...

This couldn't be cuter! Hard to believe you did this with one image stamp and a sentiment. It's so darling! Love the embossed circle to help set off the colored crab. What a fun birthday card!

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

AWWWW I simply adore the crab!!!! It was such a clever idea to highlight it that way! Love it|

Thank you so much for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
Hugs x

Terri Winske said...

What an adorable crab card! Very cute design!

Helen said...

Great card - love how you've highlighted one of the images.

Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Helen x

Andrea W said...

The way you repeated the crab design in the background looks fantastic and the colored crab really pops. Fun birthday card!

Chana Malkah said...

Very nicely crafted! Lobe the theme and your wonderful execution! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Marianne said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining The Paper Nest Dolls.
Greetings, Marianne