#672 – Seize the Birthday – Script or Text Background

Hello! A new challenge has started at Seize the Birthday, with the optional topping of ‘Script or Text Background’. To join the fun, you can make a birthday themed project with this topping or, since it is optional, choose ‘Anything Goes’ instead, and just join with any birthday themed project.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

For my inspirational card, I, of course, chose the topping to make a card with a Text/Script background –

Happy Birthday

I’ve really combined a lot of products here, even though the card does look pretty easy and simple, in the end! πŸ˜€ Here’s the list –

My Favorite Things Happy Hedgehogs
Winnie & Walter In a Word: Happy (die set)
Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy (the ‘birthday’ sentiment)
My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangles
Winnie & Walter Wish Big With Evelen T Designs (the background text)
My Favorite Things Hybrid Black ink
distress inks for watercoloring the hedgehogs and distress oxide inks to color the ‘happy’ die cut.
Studio Calico star wood veneers

Happy Birthday

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Happy Little Stampers: September Anything Goes with Dies

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Addicted to Stamps Challenge 261: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Hope you are inspired and join the fun with your own Birthday creation. Check out the the Seize the Birthday blog for more amazing inspiration from you awesome DT nd alsoΒ  where you can also from our Surprise Party Guest Becca Cruger!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#671 – Happy For You

PE: Team Pick at Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Tic Tac Toe - Honorable Mention

So I started to make this card keeping three things in mind – focus on sentiment, autumn colors, window.

Happy For You

I started with embossing and die cutting the hexagon window using Spellbinders Hexagon dies. I then prepared the background using distress oxide inks. Finally came the sentiment. For this I used Nuvo mousse in Lemon Sorbet, Fresh Copper and Cosmic Brown. I used finger dauber to apply these colors on a scrap piece of cardstock, then die cut it. The die comes from Winnie & Walter In A Word: Happy die set. I also die cut another piece using black cardstock and adhered it behind the other piece. The ‘for you’ comes from My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery, which I heat embossed in gold.

Happy For You

I adhered the colorful background on the card base and then mounted the window panel and the sentiment pieces on. But then, I felt that it was missing a bit of a sparkle that I wanted. So I used a bit of perfect pearls on both the sentiment and the background, just on a few spots, for a bit of sparkle. I also adhered a few sequins to embellish. And that finished my card.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon 2017: Stage 3 – using sentiments

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Bastel Traum Challenge #57: Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I chose Embossing, Sequins, Clean & Simple card)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #16 (I chose Metalllic, Window, free)

AAA Card Challenge #99: Autumn Colors

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CAS On Friday Challenge #117: Dies

Happy Little Stampers September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Lesia Zgharda: Golden Season

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Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#670 – Hello

… and a lot of them too!

Sending Happy Thoughts

I first made the background by stamping the ‘hello’ from Simon Says Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set in pastel colors, then die cut it using My Favorite Things Blueprint 27. The sentiment die cut is something that was left over from a previous project – I die cut Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3 from some paper that I painted silver using acrylic paint, then stacked it with a few more die cuts. The smaller part of the sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped in black ink. I mounted the whole thing over a grey card base.

Sending Happy Thoughts

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon 2017: Stage 3 – to use sentiment/words/phrases’

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

The Card Concept Challenge #78: Pastel Party

Inkspirational Challenge #144: Hello

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#669 – Autumn Palette Watercolor Washes

PE: Top at Lesia Zgharda!

Lesia Zgharda - Top

Honorable Mention at CAS Mix Up Challenge!

CAS Mix Up - Honorable Mention

Hello! I made a couple of cards, with CAS and watercolor washes in mind and using an autumn color palette –

Autumn Watercolor Wash

For my first card, I went with the traditional full panel wash, after with I added a few splatters on the wet watercolor. Once it dried, I trimmed it a bit, then stamped the leaves from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles. The sentiment comes from WPlus9 Happy Mail. I mounted this panel along with a black one underneath on a kraft card base using double sided tape, making it a pretty flat card.

Autumn Watercolor Wash - ThanksSubmitting this card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Stempel Garten Challenge #65: Fall

For my second card, I went a bit more modern. I made the wash look more like brushstrokes, but went with the same color combination. Once this dried, I stamped the little images from Simon Says Stamp Nutty For You, along with the sentiment, from the same stamp set. I then die cut the panel using a die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 27, then mounted it on the card base.

Autumn Watercolor Wash - Autumn Wishes

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS Watercolor September Challenge: Silhouette

CAS Mix Up September Challenge: Stamping + Watercolor Wash + your choice

Happy Little Stampers: September CAS Challenge: Silhouette

Lesia Zgharda: Golden Season

AAA Card Challenge #99: Autumn Colors

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#668 – Sending Hugs

PE: Team Pick at Tic Tac Toe!!

Tic Tac Toe - Honorable Mention

Hello! Somehow I’ve been making CAS cards lately, and been happy with the lot of them, especially since CAS comes hard for me.. I always tend to think that the card ‘needs a little more’ and so, nothing ends up CAS! πŸ™‚ Here’s another one I just made last night –

Sending Hugs

I created the background by first stamping the ‘hugs’ using Honey Bee Stamps Hand Written Alpha, then stamped all the other images, from Honey Bee Stamps Zen Floral. Keeping this case, I heat embossed in black the flower from Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony on watercolor paper and then watercolored it using distress inks, then fussy cut it.

Sending Hugs

Before adhering the flower, I stamped the ‘sending’ part of the sentiment using Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder stamp using Fossilzed Amber distress oxide ink. And that’s my card!

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson Mix it up Challenge: with Honey Bee Stamps

Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

The Flower Challenge #12 (I used Embossing, Distress Inks, Sentiment)

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Tic Tac Toe Challenge #15 (I used Monochrome, Yellow, Get Well)

Addicted to CAS Challenge #120: Florals

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#667 – Hedgehog Hellos

Hello (from me, not the hedgehogs.. you’ll have to scroll down a bit for the hedgehogs..;P) Made this CAS critter card with a cute hedgehog sprinting with a heart to say hello!

Just A Little Hello

To make this card, I first cut out the word bubbles from watercolor paper using Winnie & Walter Sketchy Thoughts dies, then stamped the lil critters in each of them using Vintage Photo distress ink. I then watercolored each panel using distress inks, then mounted them all on a grey card base, creating a dimension difference between the bubbles, by mounting them at different heights (ah! I should have taken a side shot too, to show that!!).

Just A Little Hello

The sentiment comes from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely. I die cut the panel using Paper Smooches Borders 2 and added the stitched line using Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die. Finally I added a few Nuvo Drops for embellishing.

I’m joining the following challenges with my card –

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon: Stage 2 – Animated Heroes (Animals, people etc)

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #259: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

AAA Card Challenge #98: Creatures – Big or Small

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Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Hope you like my card and thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#666 – Seize the Birthday – Balloons

PE: Top at Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon Stage 2!

Sovushka Slavia - Top

Hello! Its time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. The topping this time is to use ‘Balloons’ on your birthday themed project. Of course, as usual, there us also an optional “toppings” challenge, and as long as your project is birthday-related, it’s worthy of entry!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

For my inspirational card, I chose going CAS, with a critter and balloons!

Birthday Wishes

I wanted this card to focus on the colorful butterfly, so I didn’t color the critter. And its totally quick and easy to make… I simply stamped the critter from Simon Says Stamp Gifts of Love in black ink, and colored only the scarf using Zig Brush pens. I then stamped the balloons, fromΒ Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits in various pigment inks. Finally stamped the balloon strings and bows along with the sentiment, which is also from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits. I then die cut this card using My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 and foam mounted it over a white cardstock. That’s it, done! πŸ™‚

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon 2017: Stage 2 – Using Animated Heroes – People, Animals, Fairy Tale Chars

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

AAA Card Challenge #98: Creatures – Big or Small

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #259: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Hope you liked my card. Do join us with your own Birthday creation. For more inspiration check out the the Seize the Birthday blog, where you can also see a totally awesome card from our Surprise Party Guest Becca Cruger!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚