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Jun 19, 2007

Just Beclaws

I LOVE Gina K's New Summer line! This little lobster is cute enough by himself... even before he's even stamped! Today's color challenge on Splitcoast was to use Real Red, Creamy Caramel, and Barely Banana.

I started by stamping my lobster onto white cardstock. I colored him in with a Sakura red Gellyroll pen. I used Prismacolor pencils for the bucket and used mineral spirits to shade. I trimmed the image and adhered it to a banana background (cut with a Giga scalloped Rectangle punch). I thought it needed a 'little somethin somethin', so I cut a piece of sand paper and placed it under the bucket. I sponged the edges with Caramel ink. For the black scalloped rectangle, I punched 2 Mega Scalloped Squares and adhered them together, hiding the seam with stitched ribbon.

The 'sand' is made from 3 layers of sand paper that I cut in waves. I used dimensionals to make the layers stand out from one another. For the sky, I started with banana CS and painted with a Real Red WCW crayon and my aquapainter.

For the sentiment, I inked only the 'Just Bec" area and free-handed the rest with a black Stampin' Write Marker. I highlighted the words with a Sakura Glitter pen, along with parts of the bucket.

Stamps: Gina K's Lobster in a Bucket, Mini Mates
Paper: WW, Real Red, Basic Black, Barely Banana
Ink: Black
Accessories: punches, brads, ribbon from Michael's, sandpaper, dimensionals, Glitter Pen, Red Gelly Roll Pen


  1. Now this is a great card! You have a great blog!

  2. I love going to your site! I look forward to seeing it every day.

  3. Great idea with the sand paper. Love your blog

  4. Ooooo...I love the little crab! :) So cute! I love the sandpaper idea.

  5. I absolutely love this card. The use of the sandpaper is so cool. I might have to try that. Gina K's stamps are wonderful too. Thanks for sharing.

  6. OMW! I love it!!The sand paper is perfect


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