#645 – Seize the Birthday – Splatter

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday!! This time you have a topping of ‘Splatter’. It is an optional topping, meaning it is still ok to go with a Birthday project of any kind, if you don’t like adding splatters to your project! Its your choice!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Of course, I chose to add splatters to my inspiration birthday card! Plenty of them, in fact!

Celebrate Its Your Birthday

To make this card, I watercolored a watercolor panel with my Gansai Tambi watercolors. I was not sure whether I wanted the whole card or a portion of the card to be colored, so I initially colored a  complete panel. But once dry, I decided to trim it out, tearing off the base portion, for some added texture.

Celebrate Its Your Birthday

Well, I die cut the leaves (?) out of Concord and 9th Layering Leaves die out of the same watercolor paper. Since this is offwhite, I chose the card base also to be off white. I then added the splatters on both the watercolored panel and the card base. Once everything was dry, I added the leaves, then the die cut sentiment from Die Versions Celebrate die, and the stamped sentiment, which is from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3.

Also joining these challenges with my card –

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #251: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Paru’s Cardmaking Challenge: July: Birthday


Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Timeout Challenge #88: ‘Inspired by Words: ‘If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely’ (my card reminds me of beautiful sunshine in a wheat field! :))

Hope you are inspired by my card to add some splatters to your project! 🙂 Hop over to the Seize the Birthday blog to see more amazing inspiration from the DT and our Surprise Party Guest Lindsay!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂


#644 – Sovushka Slavia: Card Sketch Challenge

Hello! I am so humbled to be invited as a Guest Designer at the Sovushka Slavia blog! I absolutely love their CAS Sketches! And the inspiration that the DT provides… absolutely spectacular.. every single time!!! So, you might guess that I was a little intimidated.. but the sketch was so pretty, every other thought went out of my mind!


I love those little repeat patterns – I wish I had a stamp or stencil exactly like it!! But I don’t, so I repeated something else instead! 😀


I used My Favorite Things Bold Blooms stamp set, which I newly added to my stash. I used distress inks to stamp the flowers, misting them before stamping. I love th soft look of the flowers in this, so pretty!

Once done, I thought of trimming the panel before adhering it to card base, but then had a thought of reversing this – so I added a frame that I had die cut and left over from a previous project on top of this panel, instead.


Now for the sentiment, I used WPlus9 Hello die. I thought of adding some texture or pattern on the die cut before adding it to my card. I used My Favorite Things Pinstripes stamp for this. I first stamped the card with the same dark pink I used on the flowers,  twice more with the lighter pink, then carefully making sure that the there is white space between the operlapped stamped stripes. I then die cut the scrap cardstock piece, along with several others, then stacked them and adhered it on the card. I then stamped the rest of the sentiment, from Altenew Beautiful Lady stamp set, using Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink.

I hope you stop by the Sovushka Slavia blog, where they have the DT providing some absolutely grand cards, get inspired and play along!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#643 – Birthday Wishes

Hello! I made a bright and bold birthday card this time –

Birthday Wishes

I used Altenew Vintage Flowers for the flowers. After stamping them, I wanted to make a fuzzy mask for them, something that would not perfectly cover the image, just provide a sort of border around it for me to stamp the background stripes. To make this, I took a scrap piece of paper, and holding it above the paper, held it against the light and drew a rough outline on the paper. I then fuzzy cut it out, and placed it above the card base, to stamp those stripes.

Birthday Wishes

Here’s the list of supplies used –
Altenew Vintage Roses
My Favorite Things Bold Diagonal Stripes
Honey Bee Stamps Hooray Day
Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

The Challenge #90

Image may contain: people sitting

Color Throwdown Challenge #451

Paru’s Card Challenge: July Challenge: Birthday


Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#642 – MFT Sketch and Color Challenges

Hello! I made this card inspired by the latest MFT Sketch and Color challenges –

For a Friend

I used the following My Favorite Things products –
Pretty Posies stamp set
Lace Background stamp
You Gnome Me stamp (for the sentiment)
Pinking Edge Square die
I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle die for the inner circle die cut.

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #340

Sketch Challenge 340 #mftstamps

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #72


Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

#641 – Foiled Butterflies

Hello! Yup, I made a couple more cards!! Who could stop themselves when they get to add some pretty butterflies – and with foiling to boot!! Not me!! 😀

Happy Birthday

My first card, I used gold foil from DecoFoil. The butterflies are from Tattered Lace, which I mounted over a die cut panel, which I embossed using Altenew Sketched Lines stencil, and mounted over a white card base. The tag sentiment is from Neat and Tangled Birthday Tags die.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #177 – Tic Tac Toe (I used butterflies, add a tag, add texture)

Stempel Garten Challenge #63: Anything that Flies

Happy Little Stampers: July CAS Challenge: Birthday

For my second card, I used aluminium foil – I adhered it to some scrap card stock using double sided tape and die cut both the butterfly and the sentiment from them. The butterfly is from My Favorite Things Flutter of Butterflies and the sentiment is Paper Smooches Warm Wishes.

Warm Wishes

For the colorful background, I used Paper Trey Ink Triangles cover plate die. I die cut several colorful cardstock, then pieced them together to the pattern I found in the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. Somehow I found that creating the pattern for the background to be easier than creating some random pattern for it – then I would have had to ensure that not too many similar pieces are together.. so tiring!! 😉

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #229

Happy Little Stampers: July Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

The Heart Desires Challenge #14

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#640 – Color Blending with Distress Oxide Inks

Hello! Feel like its again been some time since I blogged, and its becoming a norm!! But the weather is not agreeing with me, and I am falling sick again and again.. sigh, I am just glad I could finally take some snaps and finally blog!! 😀

Anyway, I made this one layer CAS  card, using just blending and stencil – you know hard it is for me to limit myself, and this card went through the same ordeal I have every time I make something CAS – stopping myself at CAS!! 😉

Thank You

To make this card, I first blended distress oxide inks – Peeled Paint, Broken China and Wilted Violet – the blending also generated in-between colors (like the dark blue, which is very visible!) on kraft cardstock. I then placed my stencil, Mini Flower Frenzy from The Crafter’s Workshop above, and misted with pearlized water. After a second or two, I quickly removed the excess water using some tissue. And magic happened!! 😀

Thank You

For the sentiment I used Altenew Adore You stamp set, which I heat embossed in white.

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #249: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Just Us Girls Challenge #401: Trend Week: Blending

AAA Card Challenge #94 in collaboration with Less Is More Challenge #336 & #337: One Layered + Colored Card Base

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#639 – Seize the Birthday – Red, White and You

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! The challenge is all about creating a Birthday project and have fun making it! You are also given an optional Topping, and the Topping this time is ‘Red, White and You’.. meaning you need to use the colors Red and White along with another color in your Birthday project!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

You’ll find lots of inspiration at the Seize the Birthday blog, fabulous projects created by our amazing DT and also our Surprise Party Guest, Lindsey! In the meantime, here’s my inspiration –

Happy Birthday to You

I chose the color orange along with my red and white. I initially thought of yellow and blue, but since these were a pretty common combination, I searched for something new. I had initially chosen a teal/mint color, but finally ended up with orange! 🙂

I used Winnie and Walter In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet, stamped and colored them using distress inks. I then fuzzy cut the flowers right along the outline. I then die cut a panel using Reverse Confetti Edgar’s Confetti Cuts, Stamped the sentiment from Paper Trey Inks Wet Paint and Wet Paint 3. The ‘you’ is from Simon Says Stamp, which I colored using a red Zig Brush Marker.

Happy Birthday to You

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Paru’s Card Making challenge: July Challenge: Birthday

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #249: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Clean and Simple on Sunday Challenge #111: Flowers

Happy Little Stampers: July CAS Challenge: Birthday

I hope you’ll join the fun and join us at Seize the Birthday! Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂