Purple Onion Designs – Oh Crab!

Good morning, crafters! I’m sharing another card from the amazing August release from Purple Onion Designs. There are two collections from whimsical designer Shari Bresciani and today I’m sharing my CAS card from the Under the Sea Collection. Don’t forget! There’s a huge birthday sale going on in the store. 25% off until August 24th.

CAS cards are not easy for me (at all!). My struggle is not knowing when to stop; it’s the feeling of guilt that I haven’t adequately showcased the stamp company whether i’m on the design team or not. I need to get over it because who wants to feel self-imposed guilt when crafting? I love everything about clean and simple.

To begin, I stamped the Crab onto masking paper and cut out (as best I could) the top of the crab. I knew I was putting coral behind it, but it would only overlap the top of the crab. I then used my MISTI to stamp the crab onto a panel of Neenah Solar White 80#. Had I used a medium other than Copic, I could have stamped right onto the 110# card base, but I wanted Copic.

Next, I laid the mask on top of the crab and stamped a piece of coral from the Branch Coral set behind the crab and then removed the mask. Using the bubbles from the Tropical Fish set, I stamped that next to the coral. Next, I colored with Copic markers:

  • Crab: R59, R29, R27, R24, R22
  • Coral: YG97, YG95, YG91
  • Sand: E44, E42, E43, E41
  • Bubbles: B32, 0

To finish, I stamped a sentiment from the Sea-timents set onto the panel and then adhered it to a white card base.

Tip: Purple Onion has a product that saves you a lot of hassle with unmounted rubber stamps and that’s their clear mounting stamps. You yank your stamp pad out of the MISTI, place your card stock on it, position your unmounted rubber stamps and place the clear mounting stamp on the door of the MISTI. No more mounting stamps. The cling stamp holds onto the red rubber stamps beautifully and it comes in two sizes!

On the inside of the card I stamped, “It’s your birthday!” Well, that’s it for this project. Don’t forget the sale. It’s a savings! I’ll see you on the next project!

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