I used crab from Crab & Company. First time using this set! It really is cute! I chose my color scheme from the Color Challenge CC162 on splitcoaststampers. Basic Grey (I had to substitute Going Gray for Basic Grey), Blush Blossom, and Groovy Guava. I also used a Paper Tole (I call it paper piecing ) technique/ challenge TLC162 and an emboss resist technique for the crab. For the layering technique, I first stamped the crab on white. I colored him all in using my aquapainter and SU! Groovy Guava & Going Grey ink pads. Then I stamped him AGAIN. I colored in his face, and his claws. I then stamped him AGAIN, this time I colored in half of his claw. Next for the embossing. I used my VersaMark marker, colored over the images, sprinkled clear embossing powder over the crabs, and then heat embossed with my embossing gun. This seals in the coloring I did earlier. Time for a bit of brayering. I brayered the sky Soft Sky. The sand is Blush Blossom. Very simple. No shading or anything. A bit of Groovy Guava was added to the the top and sides. Time for some Piercing! I got my piercer out and my Mat Pack and pierced around Mr. Crab. I then continued with my layering technique. I cut out the face and claws I had colored in separate. To adhere them, I used Pop Dots. Mr. Crab is very dimensional!! Googly eyes added some life to the party crab too. Lets see, Groovy Guava and Going Gray border Mr. Crab and I paper pierced that too ;) The piece behind Mr. Crab is SIMPLE. I just took the shell and stamped all over for a background. I used Going Grey on the Blush Blossom Card Stock, backed that up with Going Grey.
This is such a cute card, and it closes up flat, fits right into a regular sized envelope! Check out Dawns Blog for instructions!! She has video, so I will let her do the tutorials ;)