Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sparkle and Glisten–C4C #216


Some of you may be dreaming of a white Christmas…Snowflakes sparkle and glisten. So our challenge this week is to select your favorite “crazy” sketch from this year and also include sparkle and/or glitter on your card or project. Be sure to hop on over to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog for all the details.


One of my very favorite sketches this year is #204. I started this card with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then added a Black Licorice card stock layer cut with Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics and stamped with MPD Damask Designs in Sweet Tooth pigment ink. I added a Red Hot card stock Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics element then stamped à la modes Sparkling Season on Sweet Tooth card stock cut with Pierced Oval STAX Die-namics. I colored the bow with Copic markers and paper pieced the ornament with silver glitter paper. I popped it up on foam and added a Let It Snowflake Die-namics cut from more silver glitter paper, topped off with a Black Licorice button tied with red metallic string. To finish it off, I added some clear gems.

On the inside is a sentiment from the set:


And that's it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you, including November’s guest designer, Laurie Clout!

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 C4C216.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! This is also our last challenge for the year—the team is taking the rest of the month off to celebrate the holidays. Be sure to check back for a new challenge the first Saturday in January!


à la modes Sparkling Season; MPD Damask Designs (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Red Hot card stock (MFT); glitter paper
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Let It Snowflake Die-namics, Black Licorice button (MFT)’ foam tape, red metallic string, clear gems, Copic markers   



  1. I love how you left her uncolored so to show off that beautiful glitzy ornament! Love your card!

  2. I just love the idea of leaving most of the image uncolored....really 'works' on this fab card


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