Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Crabby Pop-Up!

This is the other Pop-Up card that we made at my Project Classes this month. This one actually looks simpler than the first one, but it took quite a lot longer (partly because of all the cutting and colouring), and uses a lot of cardstock too.
I've deliberately left the front of the card fairly plain:
Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaThe colours are Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Groovy Guava and So saffron (in case you can't tell, I'm loving the new In Colours!). I've stamped Mr Crabby (from "Crab and Company") on Whisper White cardstock in Black Stazon ink, and Watercoloured using an Aquapainter and my Watercolour Wonder Crayons. Since we don't have In Colours in the Crayons, I used Really Rust and a bit of Cameo Coral. I've stamped various other Crabby creatures on the So Saffron sand, and torn the edge, and inked it with the edge of my inkpad. I've stamped Linen background on the Soft Sky piece for some subtle texture. The sentiment comes from Short & Sweet (p 118). If you have the oval punches, you NEED this set! All of the little sayings fit inside the small oval. Besides that, you get 12 stamps for $29.95...what a bargain!
Now for the best bit. Here's the inside of the card:

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaMr Crabby is all dressed up in his birthday gear! I've cut 3 sections out of the middle of the card to form 3 pop-up flaps. I made a template for this to make it nice and easy. Again, I've watercoloured using my Crayons and Aquapainter.
This would be a great card for a difficult-to-impress teenager, or anyone you want to impress, really!


  1. Great card Marelle. At first I thought why is she putting a card up if it is "crabby" but then I thought well isn't it good that she is sharing anyway (lol). I might just have to give this a try with a different stamp set though.

  2. This is simply amazing!! Love it!

  3. ROFLOL!!! This is just gorgeous Marelle!! It's another one of the cards that has instantly made me smile when I saw it!

    I bet the girls loved making that one!


  4. Love it Marelle. Once again your cards have that extra something. Will have to try and make that one. The crab is so cute! You coloured him in really well.

  5. I would certainly be impressed if crabby arrived in my mailbox. Such a fun & beautifully coloured card & pop-up crabby is just so cute! Love it. Best wishes, Di



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