beauty lies within

expressing self by creating

glad 4 fab crab July 5, 2007

Still boggled with the thought of a dormant list.  I am glad to see that this stamp set will be pinching onto us and not going farewell.

dormant crab & co. birthday card

Card size is 3 1/4″ x 6 5/8″ with 5/8″ cut off of front side (so inside will show when closed).  I used Crab & Co. stamp set and Sandy Shells wheel (seen in below pic).  My cardstock colors are Blue Bayou, River Rock, Soft Sky, Real Red, and Shimmery White.  Inks used are Blue Bayou for sentiment, Soft Sky for watercoloring sky behind crab and present bow, Real Red for crabby and present, River Rock for sand and shells.  I used StazOn Jet Black ink to stamp images.  Crystal Effects applied to crab, shells, and dots on gift.  Stampin’ Dimensionals used to give a little “pop” effect. 

dormant crab & co inside

This above pic shows the inside outer edge of the card.  I used River Rock classic stampin’ pad and my wheel.  Added Red Grosgrain ribbon and linen thread with a birthday hat covered with crystal effects to accent the inside strip.

Card size: 3 1/4″ x 6 5/8″ with 5/8″ cut from front (fits into su! long notes envelopes).

Front crab strip:  2″ x 2 5/8″ Shimmery White and 2 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ Soft Sky.

Inside strips: River rock 7/8″ x 6 5/8″, Soft Sky 1″ x 6 5/8″, Real Red 1 1/2″ x 6 5/8″.

Tip: When using Crystal Effects, I apply desired amount to area and carefully spread with a toothpick so I don’t cross any stamped lines.

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