Use My Stash – Clearly besotted slider card + video

I’m obviously clearly besotted over the cute stamps from Clearly Besotted as this is the 3rd card I’m making using their adorable products. I’m also on a personal streak of making cute critter cards! I’ve never been comfortable making critter cards. Unlike flowers, whose beauty I feel is enough to stand alone on a card with a sentiment, with critters, you have to create a whole scene around them. Thats what I’ve been trying to do in my last critter cards and no exception with this one too, although this one is with a little warped humour!

crab in a pot down

When I saw these stamps over on the Clearly Besotted online store, I immediately knew how I was going to use this stamp. I LOVE eating crabs so I thought it would be funny to make a slider card to have the crab popping out of a boiling pot to tell you not to be crabby for Christmas! I made a video to show you how I did it and you can find it at the bottom of this post.

crab in a pot up

I coloured the crab and the pot with my Prismacolour pencils but went over the pot with a wash of Prima Marketing metallic silver effect paint so it shines like a stainless steel pot! I drew in the fire and vapours with my Zigs clean color real brushes. The sentiment diecut was coloured with a silver glitter pen so the card has a little Xmas sparkle to it too. I added a short video below to show you the card in action.

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And as promised, here is the video of the making of this slider card.

Well I hope you enjoyed it and as you can see, no animal was harmed during the process of making this card! But hmmm, I feel like eating crab now. If you like my colouring, its all due to the classes I’m taking at Kit and Clowder, if nothing else, it has given me more confidence to colour with colour pencils.

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear what you think of my card!


I’m sharing this over at:

addicted to stampsAddicted to Stamps and More – Make your Mark

casologyCASology – Tiny

CAS mix upCAS Mix up Card Challenge – Stamping and glitter and die cuts and slider and watercolour and colour pencils and… :))

HLS CAS.pngHappy Little Stampers CAS Challenge – Christmas

animal friends.pngAnimal Friends challenge – Christmas




14 thoughts on “Use My Stash – Clearly besotted slider card + video

  1. What a fun card, Gwendolyn! Crabs were a big part of my life when I was in college in Maryland…this card brought back lots of fun memories for me! I love your coloring, quite impressive! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  2. ooh ooh so cuuutee I love your idea
    and the mr Crabby is way too cuuutee
    lovely coloring too Gwen
    love love this card
    can I have the copy …you know my addy hehe
    I will do catch up sorry was now hopping to bloggy land I was too busy with job and houshold


  3. This is so fun Gwendolyn!! I love your slider card … made me smile with the crab popped up! 🙂 Perfect sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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