Saturday, January 09, 2016

Bubbly Hello–C4C #318


Hi, everyone, welcome to this week’s Crazy 4 Challenges! Frances is our host this month and for this week here’s her challenge to us:

Yesterday was Bubble Bath Day. So for our challenge this week, include something that relates to bubbles on your card. You could of course include a bath with bubbles, or kids blowing bubbles, fish with bubbles, create a background using colored bubbles etc.

So, I looked through my stamps and came across LJD Sea Life which has a fish and bubbles—perfect!! My card started with a Kraft card stock base on which I stamped Simply Circles Background which reinforced the “bubble” theme, I think. Then I added some Painted Prints Citrus Paper Pack along with a strip of Gold Sparkle card stock. Next is some Ranger watercolor paper with a watercolor wash using Peerless Watercolors and cut with Stitched Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics—the grommet was cut with Tag Builder Blueprints 1 Die-namics. I added the sea floor using Kraft card stock cut with Snow Drifts Die-namics and stamped the bubbles with Cement Gray dye ink.


I popped the tag up on foam mounting tape and then added the images from LJD Sea Life, stamped on Sweet Tooth card stock cut with LJD Sea Life Die-namics. The fish was stamped with Orange Zest dye ink and Cornflower dye ink, the sea weed with Sour Apple dye ink and Jellybean Green dye ink, the star fish with Peach Bellini dye ink and Orange Fizz dye ink, and the sea shell with Coral Crush dye ink and Poppy dye ink. After they were arranged, I added the sentiment, cut from Cornflower card stock with Blueprints 13 Die-namics, stamped with Delicata Gold pigment ink and heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder. Some baker’s twine on the tag finished it off.

And that's it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you!

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 C4C318.

Thanks for stopping by today—see you soon!


LJD Sea Life, Simply Circles Background (MFT)
Orange Zest dye ink, Cornflower dye ink, Sour Apple dye ink, Jellybean Green dye ink, Coral Crush dye ink, Poppy dye ink, Peach Bellini dye ink, Orange Fizz dye ink, Cement Gray dye ink, Versamark, Delicata Gold pigment ink (MFT)
Kraft card stock, Cornflower card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Ranger watercolor paper, Painted Prints Citrus Paper Pack (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 13 Die-namics, LJD Sea Life Die-namics, Snow Drifts Die-namics, Stitched Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics, Tag Builder Blueprints 1 Die-namics, foam mounting tape, gold detail embossing powder, Peerless Watercolors (MFT); heat tool, baker’s twine



  1. Commenting for the first time, I love everything about this card! The water coloring, the colors, the layout, the stamps! Simply beautiful!

  2. Another wonderful and perfectly executed design. I'm going to have to CASE this one. I love it!


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