Don’t Be Crabby!🦀

Hello friends! Are you enjoying your month of June so far? Wow, did it get warm the last few days over my way! Thought it would be a good time to cool down and not “be crabby”! LOL!

How cute is this smiling little guy/gal?! This is the “Stamp of the Month (Crabby)” from Brutus Monroe and I’ve colored it up with Copics and fussy cut it out with my scissors.

I’ve decided to make a fun underwater scene with him using the Tangled Waves stencil and going over it with some sparkly Glitter Glaze. (I’ve used one called “sky”, but not available in store.) I stenciled this over some of the Sea cardstock. For the bottom portion of the ocean floor, I’ve die cut a wavy border strip and covered it with some “Sand Paste” which is very textured and thick. I think it took almost 2 days to dry completely, but I really put it on thick. I think it makes such an amazing texture and it’s flexible too!

I’ve attached it over the glitter glaze background, white heat embossed the sentiment from the crab set with the Alabaster EP over a piece of Midnight cardstock which is what I also used for the card base and cut a banner with it to glue over the sand.

I attached the crab over the sand and also some seashell sequins and tropical fish cut outs from a past card kit to help finish the underwater scene.

Here’s a closer look at the stenciled background with the glitter glaze over it as well as the sequins I added above the fish to give the appearance of “bubbles”. I used some Dazzling Blue Nuvo Glitter Drops in the center of each one and I’ve also covered the crab’s eyeballs with some Glossy Accents.

It was such a fun and simple design to create, it only required some patience for a little drying time is all. Plus, this cutie really makes me smile anyway!😉 Hopefully the recipient will think so too!

Thanks so much for dropping by today and I hope you’ve enjoyed my card or been inspired in some way! I’ll SEA you again soon!!


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31 thoughts on “Don’t Be Crabby!🦀

  1. Gorgeous stencil to make underwater cards, Vicki. That sand is awesome, as are the crab and the fish. Great scene!
    xxx Margreet


  2. Fabulous textured sea background and the sand looks brilliant-love the crab lol-Summer and for the last week we have had torrential rain,hail,thunder,lightening and quite cold-even had the heating on 2 days!!!
    Carol x


  3. What a darling card, Vicki, especially with all that glittery goodness through the stencil! Sweet and a good reminder, too! LOL I love it! xx


  4. What a gorgeous card Vicki!! That little crab is sooo cute and what a stunning background! I love the different textures and that awesome wave stencil, fantastic underwater scene!
    Hugs, Tammy


  5. Who could ever be crabby receiving this card Vicki, so very cute, love the crabs eyes and the sand is brilliant, and I LOVE the stencilled sparkly sea..gorgeous cute card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  6. Your sparkly stenciled background makes me feel cooler immediately! The crab is a cutie with those big eyes and this whole card is just amazing and fun! Stay cool, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that our old a/c continues working in this sudden hot weather!


  7. Oh Wow, I love the stenciled background and the glitter underwater scene you created. What a fun card, and your little little Crab is certainly the star of the card!! How fun.



  8. Such an adorable card, Vicky! What a fun little crab who’s got to be nice as cute as he is! (or she!) love the underwater look and the waves are AH-mAY-zing! So fun!


  9. This is so much fun! Look at those great big eyes on that crab! You outdid yourself on this beautiful sea scene, Vicki! Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!


  10. What a fabulous scene Vicki, love the textured background!! Thank you for bringing this fab design to AYLI xx


  11. I have been really crabby last few days. This lockdown is starting to take its toll on me!! Thank you for making me smile with your lovely card and sharing it with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT


  12. Love the crab – adorable and then the ocean scene – what a great job. I was feeling abit crabby – well ok a lot crabby until yesterday until I saw some friends at a little stamping get together. Changed my mood almost instantly.

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    1. Thank you Shirley for your kind comments! LOL on the crabby! I think we need to gather at the convention again and have some yummy Mexican food very soon to chase those crabs away!! LOL!!


  13. Oh, this is so adorable,Vicki! Love that background with the fantastic texture. I’m playing catch up again before I run off to spend a week with my son and his family, including grown grandkids and a couple of great grands who all live within a few miles of each other.

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  14. I love the big eyes on that crab! I can hear him yelling Don’t Be Crabby! Such a fun card Vicki! Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenges!


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