#544 – Seize The Birthday: Lots of Leaves

Hello!! Welcome to my first post as a DT member of Seize the Birthday!!! There, its finally out – oh, I had such trouble keeping it in for so many days!! I am super happy to be a part of this amazing team, where I am debuting as a DT!!

Seize The Birthday - Blog

Our Surprise Party Guest is Sherrie Koning, amazing crafter – you should go and check her out!! And here’s the theme for the latest Seize the Birthday Challenge – Lots of Leaves.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

I was really inspired by this card by Keeway (Kiwi Concepts) – love the way she has created this dreamy card, and the colors just wow me!! And here’s what I made –

Happy Birthday - Seize the Birthday - Leaves

I started by blending in a green ombre using distress ink on a watercard panel. I then stamped the ferns from Lesia Zgharda Ferns stamp set and heat embossed them clear. I then added water on the entire panel using a flat paint brush, and picked off the color. This made the embossed areas slightly darker, and gave a beautiful effect.

Happy Birthday - Seize the Birthday - Leaves

I then trimmed this panel and foam mounted it on the card base. For the sentiment, I cut Paper Smooches Happy Birthday die to cut a piece from card stock and foam, adhered them to each other and then on the card. Finally I embellished them using clear rhinestones.

Hope you are inspired by my creation! You can get even more amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team! Remember, you can choose either to go with the theme, or with any creation, which has a birthday theme. Just have fun and play along!!

I am also submitting this card to the following challenges –

Stampin Royalty: Celebrations

Addicted to Stamps #216: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: October Mixed Media Challenge: Nature (I’ve used embossing, distress inks, watercoloring over distress inks, die cuts, rhinestones for embellishment)

And thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚




40 thoughts on “#544 – Seize The Birthday: Lots of Leaves

  1. Beautiful card! The background looks amazing! So striking! Congrats on you DT spot at Seize the Birthday! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!
    Sherrie K
    Surprise Guest Desinger

  2. Ashwini, first A BIG WELCOME to Seize the Birthday! So happy to have you here as a designer with us! Your card is amazing…I must try this technique, it gives stunning results! Yah for your spot here and am looking forward to being inspired myself by your talents!!

  3. Hi Ashwini, welcome to the Seize the Birthday DT. We are happy to have you with us. Love your creative card. Such a pretty layout and design. A great technique. Love the die cut sentiment too. I will have to try that with the foam, it gives it great dimension.

  4. Ashwini this is absolutely gorgeous! I love your background technique and pinned it as I’d love to try it myself one of these days. I’m so excited to be on DT with you!

  5. A big congratulations to you Ashwini, what a delightful debut card. I love all the greens here, and it looks fabulous, the challenge got an amazing and talented DT for themselves!

  6. What a gorgeous inaugural card Ashwini! The colors are so bright and bold! Truly a lovely card and thrilled to have you with us at STB!

  7. Congratulations on joining the team at STB, Ashwini … what a great addition you make! Your card is beautiful, soft, stylish and with a lovely touch of whimsy in the font of the sentiment! Anita πŸ™‚

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