Say NO to Pot!

Hello there friends and happy Wednesday!  Hope you’re all doing well and having a great week so far!  It’s so hot over our way with a heat advisory in triple digits, so it’s a good time to stay in and craft, right?!

Stopping by today with another project I’ve made for Inky Stamper!  This one sort of cracks me up a bit as you can see by the title of my post! 😂

Vicki-InkyStamperGDT-Crab-circle easel

So the sentiments from this Inky Stamper Crab stamp set are hilarious and I know many of the stamp sets come with funny sentiments like this too!  It’s always great to have different options for sentiments to go with an image!  Now, I don’t think that I’ve ever been to a crab boil, but I do love me some crab legs!🦀  How about you?!

I’ve used some of the Doodlebug Paper Pads (also in the Inky Stamper store) and made that for the base of my background for the large “pot” image to sit over.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the “pot” image before I colored it with Copics.  For the “flames” behind the pot, I’ve used the Inky Stamper Bear stamp set.  I’ve found so many different uses for that set.  I think it’s one of my faves from this store!

As you can see, the “crab” is inside the pot.  So for this, I used a craft knife to cut a slit for the “crab”, but when you use the coordinating die to cut out the “crab”, he will not exactly fit…so I dismantled the “crab”…like you would for cooking…and placed the cut up parts so his hands were in the air and his eyeballs are sticking out.😆  I taped him on the back of the pot so he would stay put through the slit in the pot and popped it up with foam tape over the flames.  I took the other images from the Crab stamp set and die cut the salt and pepper shakers and fussy cut the sea shells to add to my easel card.

For the easel style card, I’ve used some circle dies for the easel as well as to create the frame for the “port hole” around the cooked crab scene.  I’ve used some brads and rubbed some mixed media silver paste around it.  I’ve also added a piece of rope/twine that I randomly tied a knot on for an accent.  I’ve also added some gems from the Picket Fence – Sand collection (also sold at Inky Stamper) above the crab…for seasoning of course!  The seashell on the inside grouping of the card has foam tape to secure the card front in place for the easel design.  This card will fit perfectly inside an A2 envelope so I can give someone a chuckle of course!

I’m getting ready for a fun “Craft Camping” event starting this weekend with Inky Stamper and I know it will be lots of fun!  So if you’re interested in seeing some more inspiration, come join us over the InkyStamper Inkspiration Facebook Group and say hello!  There is a monthly challenge if you use their product too!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my easel card today and had a chuckle!  Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges I’d like to enter:

  1.  Addicted to Stamps and More – Make Your Mark (all images colored with Copics)
  2. Crafty Sentiments – Anything Goes
  3. Penny’s Paper-Crafty – Anything Goes using paper
  4. The Crafter’s Cafe – August Anything Goes
  5. Crafty Creations – Aug Anything Goes
  6. Pearly Sparkles – Aug Anything Goes
  7. Creative Knockouts – Anything Goes

19 thoughts on “Say NO to Pot!

  1. What a fun easel card with a punny sentiment to go along with the image! Love the twine accent on the side and all the other great details! I’ll pass on the crab legs – I got ill from eating them while pregnant many years ago and haven’t been able to look at them since LOL

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  2. Too funny, Vicki! Perfect sentiment. 😀 Love the easel design and the gingham dp. Putting on a DT hat to say Thanks for playing at Creative Knockouts this week. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

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  3. LOL!! This is sooo cute Vicki and I love that sentiment! Beautiful circle design and I love the textures, gorgeous card as always!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  4. Oh Vicki, he is so fun and awesome, I love the easel style, fabulous colouring and the bit of string adds great interest same as the brads and there rubbing..fabulous card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  5. Such a fun card! That crab is fabulous and super cute and all the detail that you created is so amazing, loving the rope and porthole design 😀. Thanks for the smiles and wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs Jo x

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  6. Fantastically fun + creative + smile-inducingly charming card.

    I feel you on the heatwave front. We got hit with record-shattering (both locally and at a national level) temps around the start of July. Though they’ve since retreated a bit, we’ve been having one of the driest summers on record and that has, in turn, upped the usual (already sizable) number of wildfires tearing through our province.

    Fingers crossed that the mercury drops down a bit again soon on your end and that it won’t be too much longer until the mild, invigorating days of fall return.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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  7. How fun is this- and it also made me chuckle! Say yes to pot- looks delicious! LOL This is such a fun and adorable card.


  8. I LOVE this amazing easel card with your fun sentiment and sweet crab peeking over the rim of your pot!! Awesome details cover this remarkable design, Vicki! FABULOUS!


  9. Brilliant and super fun!!! Your framing is fabulous and I totally love how you put him in the pot. I am tempted to get this set as it is super fun!!! GREAT card. Hugz


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