#stampinup #faithfulinkspirations #creationstation Welcome to another round of the Creation Station blog hop! This month's theme is celebrations in our neighborhood. I was stumped by this theme for a few minutes until I remembered that I'm a Maryland girl and we celebrate summer by eating crabs!
I started playing around with the Fox Builder Punch and made a prototype crab. It was so cute, I decided to go for it! I wanted my crabs to look like they have Old Bay seasoning on them, because a true Marylander would never think of eating crabs without Old Bay!
So I made a concoction of Copper, Gold, and Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder in a lid of an embellishment box. I save my embellishment boxes for occasions just like this! It's approximately 4 parts copper, 2 parts gold, 1 part silver. I mixed it together before sprinkling it on my paper.
I stamped the sprinkle stamp from the "Awesomely Artistic" set in Versamark Ink over a quarter sheet of Cajun Craze Designer Series Paper and embossed this with my Heat Tool.
Then I cut this sheet into approximately 2" squares and used a Post-It Note to insert them into the punch so I'd get just the two pieces I needed to make the crabs.
I used my Paper Snips to make crab claws at each end of the "fox" tail. Here are my crab parts, before assembly.
My card is very simple. I adhered a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Textured Wood Designer Series Paper to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of Early Espresso Card Stock. I wanted this to look like a picnic table. I adhered this to a Cajun Craze Card Stock card base. Then I used the Wood Crate Framelits to cut another piece of Textured Wood DSP to make a crab crate. I made it 3D by keeping three sides on and adhering Stampin' Dimensionals to the inside of the crate. I stacked two dimensionals on top of each other so that they were the correct height.
After I added the crate to the front of the card, I adhered my crabs to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. I stamped a sentiment from the "Wood Words" stamp set in Cajun Craze onto a Whisper White scrap and cut it out with the label framelit from the Wood Crate Framelits set. I tied a length of Linen Twine through the hole in the label and around a crab's claw. I adhered the back of the label to the card with a Stampin' Dimensional.
On the inside of the card, I embossed a sentiment from the "Marquee Messages" stamp set in Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder and added a couple more crabs. I think this would be a really cute way to invite some friends over for a crab feast. Yum!
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