Monday, July 4, 2011

Have a Crab-u-lous Fourth! (BBTB2 Starfish Challenge)


Well, it's finally here! The Fourth of July is a big deal at our house so I took the opportunity to do one last patriotic project. When our fabulous team leader Heather chose the starfish from Life's a Beach for this week's BBTB2 challenge, all I could see was more red, white and blue. My red is the addition of the adorable crab from Create a Critter. Because all 3 starfish are one cut, I had to use alot of hiding contours in DS to get them positioned to weld, and of course they didn't include shadows on Life's a Beach (Grrrr!!!) so I did a little manipulating there as well. The starfish and crab are done with Bo Bunny card stock and the inside mat is a really old DCWV Summer stack.

Yes, it's a shaped front card and I couldn't resist adding a little toothpick flag in his little claw.

I had planned to make this really simple because of all the stuff I had to get done for our party this week, but in the end it did get pretty dimensional. Woohoo! Now grab some inspiration from the rest of my DT sisters and come and play along. Remember, you have two weeks to complete the challenge and new projects only, please. and be sure to mention and link to BBTB2 so others can join in the fun. Have a Crab-u-lous 4th and stay safe! I'm also entering this in the Fantabulous Cricut Pool Time (or Water-Themed) Challenge this week.

31 comments:

  1. Wow! Your card is amazing; can't believe the stacks of layers you have there! It certainly does give it dimension. I hope you put this card on display!--Pat N.

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  2. Nothing you do is simple Donna... hugs

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  3. I love all of the details of this- such a cool & cute card! :)Amy

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  4. What a great card for the 4th! The colors are perfect and I love the layers. You always have great projects Donna. LOVE IT!!!

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  5. Donna,
    Your cards are always work of art..
    Don't forget to add this to our linking party going on this week at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/06/2011-4th-of-july-celebration-menu-from.html
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  6. I love this card. Great combining of sea creatures, layers, and of course for the July 4th theme.

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  7. Donna,
    This is so cute..I love the Fourth..My project was late, but done..YIPPE and up and running..Have a great day.. Krista

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  8. Cute- love the layers. Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week.

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  9. Very nice card...Love the layers ...

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  10. What a FUN card. The crab is just too dang cute and I love how the blue peeks through the white layer on the starfish.

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  11. Oh...I forgot to say...Hope you have a great 4th of July...enjoy your party!

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  12. I love this card ... the crab is super cute.

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  13. Ha ha ha I LOVE your CRABulous card! only you!

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  14. really cute- so much dimension.TFS with us at FCCB this week.

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  15. Oh my goodness...what a great card! Loving all those wonderful layers! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!
    http://nonnascraftcorner.blogspot.com/

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  16. Great use of the Cricut... I miss your cards at Cricut.com

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  17. Awww...this is totally adorable! Hope you had a great Independence Day!

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  18. Donna he is just so snappy and super cute! i love the layers and omg he is just so cute!! hope you had a great party hun hugs Lou xxx

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  19. What a super-de-dooper card for the 4th! Love everything about it...and the flag is the perfect touch!

    :Dx

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  20. Oh wow this is amazing, so such dimension and great colours.
    Kim xXx

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  21. How adorable!! Love the red, white and blue theme and all your amazing details brings the card to life!
    xx Sharon

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  22. WOW! Absolutely fabulous!!! That just inspires me! Thanks for joining us this week over at FCCB!!!

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  23. This looks like a fun challenge! Such a great card. I don't think I have ever seen a patriotic crab before let alone starfish! Love your layering. Hope your July 4th party went well!

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  24. Dang, girl! This is something else!! WOW on those layers!! I just love your work. I can't say that enough.

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  25. Wow how creative is this. A ocean of critters that are all Patriotic. I love it. Great dimension Donna. As always, you wowed me.

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  26. Fantastic! Your creations are always so delightful. Thanks for sharing at FCCB.

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  27. Hi Donna

    as always your take on this weeks challenge is adorable, love the dimensional effect....

    HUGS
    PENNY

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  28. Congrats on making top five with your cute patriotic shellfish Donna! Woooo! xx

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  29. Congrats on top 5 at FCCB- this is such a great design! :)Amy

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Thanks for making my day!