I had a lot of fun coloring the snail, first with Copic markers and then with my Prismacolor pencils. To better convey my idea, I slightly modified the stamp and added a “foot” (according to Wikipedia). In my mind, the snail has left a slime trail sentiment… LOL.
In order to create the sentiment, I actually used three layers of clear embossing. Luckily it was easy to do with my Mini Misti stamping tool. I tried it with several panels in different colors and this dark wood pattern really makes it stand out. It also gives this CAS card a masculine feel… although I think that most of my cards are quite unisex.
Furthermore, I also made its antennae -actually in a real snail, those are its eyes- more realistic and easy to fussy cut. For my stamping, I used Desert Sand Memento ink. It’s a very light ink that is perfect for the no-line coloring method. In the above picture, you can see the nice texture that I achieved with the color pencils…
Finally, I didn’t want to spoil the CAS effect with too many embellishments, so I just added some drops of Glossy Accents to finish the card.
Now I invite you to head on over to the Create a Smile blog to check out the cards of the rest of the DT. If you came from there to get a better look at my card, thank you very much! I hope you’ll join us for this challenge.
List of products used for this CAS card
- MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit mistimini
- Price: $49.99
- Copic Multiliner SP 0.3 BLACK Ink Marker
- Price: $12.49
- Create A Smile HAPPY MAIL MINI Clear Stamps CLCS16
- Price: $8.49
- Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001
- Price: $8.19
- Tsukineko Memento Ink Pad DESERT SAND ME-804
- Price: $6.19
- Darice MULTICOLOR Foam Sheets 87192
- Price: $9.99
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