Friday, November 21, 2014

A Crabby Christmas Card for the Inky Paws Challenge

Hi!  Happy Friday!  I’ve just packed all my crafty goodies up and am heading down to Richmond for a scrappy retreat with Doodle Crew Retreats!!  I’m so excited!  I look forward to these retreats all year and this time I really feel like I deserve a weekend away. Lol!  These last couple months have had me going in overtime!

Today I’m playing along with this month’s Inky PawsChallenge!  I chose one of my favorite stamp sets from last year- SEA-sons Greetings:

I just love that little crab!  I stamped the Joy and the crab onto watercolor paper and  diecut it into the banner shape.  I also stamped the crab again so that I could paper piece him over later.  I colored them with the residual inks from my ink pads and a water brush.  When the crab was dry, I cut around him carefully and added him on top of the other one.

The papers are from the Echo Park Christmas Cheer 6x6 paper pad.  I cut them into banner shapes to go along with the diecut banner.  I also added a bit of twine for embellishment.

I hope you have a chance to play along with us this month!  Don’t forget to pop over to the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog to see what the rest of the team has made!

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Shelly said...

Too cute!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

He's really cute! I love the soft coloring and your paper choices!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Love this cutie crab card! The little bubble details and extra dots on him really finish it off!

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