Saturday, March 14, 2015

Each New Day–C4C #277


Happy Saturday, everyone! Since it’s Saturday, it’s time for another Crazy 4 Challenges card! Today’s challenge by Anja is to “bling it up”. Easy peasy, right?

My card started with a Kraft card stock base, then I used MPD Petal Circles Stencil, a small water brush, Kraft dye ink, Breeze Blue dye ink, Orange Zest dye ink, Jellybean Green dye ink, and Black Licorice dye ink on Ranger Watercolor Paper to create my background. My next panel is Sweet Tooth card stock stamped with Black Licorice dye ink and Romantic Script Background, topped with a strip of silver glitter paper. Next up is a tag I created by stamping LJD Spring Tulips on more watercolor paper with Sweet Tooth pigment ink, heat embossing with clear detail embossing powder, and water coloring with the same inks listed above. I cut it out with Pierced Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics with hemp cord, popped up on foam mounting tape. The sentiment from the set was stamped on Steel Gray card stock also with Sweet Tooth pigment ink, heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder, and also popped up on foam. I finished off with some enamel dots and clear gems.

On the INSIDE, I stamped another sentiment from LJD Spring Tulips on Sweet Tooth card stock with Black Licorice dye ink.


And that's it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you, including our March Guest Designer, Andrea Murdock!

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 C4C277.

Thanks so much for stopping by today—see you soon, and remember it’s all about the art!

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LJD Spring Tulips, Romantic Script Background (MFT)
Jellybean Green dye ink, Kraft dye ink, Orange Zest dye ink, Blue Breeze dye ink, Black Licorice dye ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Kraft card stock, Steel Gray card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Ranger Watercolor Paper (MFT); silver glitter paper
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Pierced Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics, MPD Petal Circles Stencil, small water brush, clear detail embossing powder, foam mounting tape, Quickie Glue Pen, hemp cord (MFT); enamel dots, clear gems



  1. Love the stenciling behind those beautifully colored tulips! Gorgeous card!

  2. Wonderful card - love the silver you added.

  3. I just spent my morning browsing your blog again - okay, really 10 pages! You are one of my fav MFT designers and your cards and everything you create is just so amazingly cool and so well put together! You are awesome Barb!

  4. This is gorgeous! I love the watercoloring and the spring tulips stand out wonderfully on that tag!


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