Tuesday, February 13, 2018


This is the Valentine's Day card for my littlest nephew.  He's not quite 1 yet, so he really won't appreciate it, but I couldn't send one to his sister and brother without including him.  Plus, I think it came out just soooo cute!
I sponged Creamy Caramel ink on a piece of scrap paper, spritzed some water on it (which really made it look like sand) and die cut it with a stitched hill die.  Then for the sky portion, I sponged on some Tempting Turquoise and some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide to create the water.  I also spritzed some water on it and then stamped some bubbles for the crab which I shaded with a turquoise marker and highlighted with some white gel pen.  The crab was stamped on a piece of scrap paper and fussy cut out.  I used my mini-MISTI to stamp the sentiment so I could highlight the "crab" part of the sentiment.

Stamps: YNS "Sea Creatures Set One" crab and bubbles; Cardz TV "More Critter Captions" sentiment
Dies Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A"; Lawn Fawn "Stitched Hill dies"
Inks: SU! Creamy Caramel, Basic Black, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise; Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide

Crafter's Cafe--humorous
Cards Galore--anything goes
Pattie's Creations #443--love is in the air
Creative with Stamps #23--heart (the crabs hands and chest are hearts; so cute!)

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #11--anything goes
YNS #82--sketch

Try Stampin' on Tuesday--technique challenge: sponging
Cardz TV #34--anything goes


Glittered Paws said...

This makes me smile - and the sand is awesome - going to have to try that with a beach scene I have in mind. Isn't it fun to make cards for kids.

Wendy said...

Fabulous, super cute!
Wendy xx

cass said...

Great sentiment. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Humorous" challenge.

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Love Is In The Air” at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
What a cute image!
Artist & Owner

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

Oh it definitely is cute! Sweet card Heather!

MaryV said...

Beautiful! Love the design! Thanks for joining us over at Creative With Stamps Challenge.
Creative hugs, Mary xx

Dorlene Durham said...

Love the saying and crab on this card. So cute! Thanks for playing with us at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

Donna Scholz said...

Heather, your card is indeed CRAB-ulous!!! I love the sponged sand and water,,, and REALLY appreciate your sharing how you created them! Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday, and sharing your creative talents!!! -Donna

NanaConnie said...

Another darling entry, Heather! Love the bright red crab. :-D Thanks for playing again at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.
NanaConnie DT

Krafty Kaylin said...

Love the cute crab and his sponged scene. Thanks for joining the technique challenge at TSOT.

DeBe said...

I agree, it did come out cute, though I will bet not as cute as your nephew! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes February 18 Challenge. Good luck! Denyse x

creationsnz said...

Such a fun card and love the colour combo. So glad you joined us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

Gwendolyn said...

Love your adorable card, the sand and sea are so well done! Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative with Stamps and we hope to see more of your beautiful creations again. Hugs DT Gwendolyn

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Heather, your card is so stinkin' cute! Love how you sponged the sand and spritzed it to make it look wet! Thanks for playing with our sponging challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
Sara H.

MaryV said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing at Creative With Stamps Challenge this month.
Hugs, Mary (DT)