Saturday, February 27, 2010

Birthday Wishes - Crazy 4 Challenges #26

It's time for another Crazy 4 Challenges challenge! Today Robin is challenging us to use texture.

~Week 26 – Feb 27th~It’s all about Texture~ Create a card/project using at least 3 different textures. You can use three different embossing folders or you can mix things up and use various types of textures (ie, dry embossing, wet embossing, textured papers, etc). There just needs to be 3 distinctly different textures on your creation.

Totally Stampalicious is our sponsor again this week, so be sure to check the C4C blog for the details!

For my card, I started by stamping this (I think) Stampendous image on a Perfect Paper Panel with Basic Black Craft ink and heat embossing with black detail embossing powder. Then I colored it with Copic markers and sponged the edges with Ranger Distress ink in Old Photograph. That's texture number one. Next I put the base together, using paper from Basic Grey's Archaic 6 x 6 pad and ran more patterned paper from the collection for the next element though my Cuttlebug with my Herringbone embossing folder. That's texture number two. More texture was added with the twill "ribbon" that I sponged with Old Photograph Distress ink and tied on with black hemp. Finally, I stamped the sentiment on a punched out tab and added some copper baby brads for more texture. This card was totally FUN to make and I love it! A bonus is that I now have a masculine birthday card in my stash!

NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of my crazy, I mean the Crazy 4 Challenges team ;-)

Cindy Haffner
Frances Byrne
Jessica Diedrich
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Joycelyn Turner
Lori Boyd
Lynda Benden
Mercy Kerin
Robin Willis
Vicki Garrett

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C26.

Thanks for stopping by today!!! A little later I'll have a MFT sneak :)

Stamps: Cat and Lamp (Stampendous); Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: Basic Black, Kraft (SU!); Archaic 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey); One Sheet Wonder (MFT)
Ink: Basic Black Craft (SU!); Verafine Black Onyx; Ranger Distress ink in Old Photograph
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Herringbone embossing folder (Provocraft); brads, hemp, 3M foam squares (craft store); Copic markers; 3/4" twill tape; tab punch (SU!)


  1. Love this kitty image.... your card is fantastic!

  2. This is beautiful Barb!!! Love the shades of gray and pink!!!

  3. I like it, especially that cat stamp. :)

  4. Fantastic card. Love all the patterns and texture and oh I can't resist a stamp with a "kitty" on it either!

  5. Bar I love all your texture, FABULOUS!!

  6. Oh gosh Barb, this is beautiful! I love the colors you chose and the way you tied your ribbon is fantastic!

  7. what a fabulous classy and certainly full of texture

  8. this is fabulous, barbara! love the dp and the color combo!

    sorry i didn't get a chance to comment earlier, but i was out of town and wasn't able to get online very often. looks like it's time to get back to work today, though! LOL!

    great job, sweetie!


  9. GORGEOUS coloring-love the almost vintage look of this. Great job on the textures too!

  10. I absolutely LOVE this card Barb!!! I Loved it when I loaded my card, just hadn't gotten around to commenting, but it's the Cat's Meow!

  11. Oh My Goodness Barbara...I do believe this may be one of the best cards I have seen in a long time!!! WOnderful everything!!!

    HUGS- LORi

  12. Hey Barbara! Thanks again for entering the Olympics of Stamping in the Moxie Fab World! :)


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