Friday, April 27, 2007

Snappy Birthday

Can you believe this is the first card I have done with Crab and Company? I finally decided to mount it to use for Eleanor's party last Sunday and this is the card we did.

The colors are brocade blue, real red and summer sun. I stamped the crab in basic black and colored him in with watercolor pencils. I find watercolor pencils hard to do the sky/background with so quite often I use a light blue chalk and a sponge dauber in a circular motion.

This time I played around with the pencils and blender pen and am pretty happy with how it turned out. The trick is with the blender pen: if you use a circular motion to blend the colors of the background you remove the lines easier and it looks softer. For the sand I used 2 different browns and a yellow to get the variations in color. Snappy Birthday was stamped in Brocade blue and punched with the key tag punch and then I used a horizontal slot punch to make the holes for the ribbon. Now I just need to find someone having a birthday to give it to :)

Projects for stamp camp are coming along quite well (they should be since it is tomorrow, right?). I am just finishing up the last couple of things and then I have to pack. Hopefully I don't forget anything. LOL!!

1 comment:

Happy Stamper said...

Love the color combo, one I have not tried. And good use ofthekey tag punch. Have fun tomorrow, wish I could be there!