#683 – Seize the Birthday – Kraft Card Base

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! The optional topping this time is to use a Kraft Card Base.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’ the card I made –


I wanted to use my Faber Castell Oil Pastels which had not seen light in such a long time. I chose some Kraft cardstock to color on – they go so well even on the dark kraft color, it was just amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚ I first stamped the large image from Honey Bee Stamps Zen Bouquet stamp set, and began coloring it. I used some baby oil to spread and smooth out the pastels, and even blended two colors in a couple of places.


Now my initial idea for the sentiment was to do camouflage die cutting, layering it with black die cuts in between, but it didn’t work at all. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ After trying vellum, and even ink to darken the die cut, I finally gave up on camouflaging and colored the top die cut with Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Gold Rush acrylic paint. I think it complements the kraft cardstock and the colors well. Oh, the die cut is from Paper Smooches, by the way! ๐Ÿ™‚


Once done, I trimmed the kraft cardstock at the sides, adhering it over black cardbase. After this, I adhered the sentiment in place. Since the card was colorful, I refrained from adding any further embellishing.

And there you have my inspiration piece! For more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest Becca Cruger, checkout the Seize the Birthday blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

21 thoughts on “#683 – Seize the Birthday – Kraft Card Base

  1. I keep saying I want to try coloring on kraft but never seem to get around to it. You’ve just provided me with some wonderful inspiration, Ashwini! What a gorgeous card, and it looks like it was fun to color.

  2. WOW Ashwini,

    Ha, see my oil pastels have not seen the light of day… or week, month or year eaither LOL! How rich and bold it makes your stamping! I am so excited to read how you did your โ€œcamouflageโ€ with the die cut – Iโ€™m eager to try it now. This card will be the prize of someoneโ€™s mantle, Iโ€™m betting!

  3. Wonderful coloring with oil pastels on kraft, Ashwini!!! Love the gold sentiment but a camouflaging one would have been great too!

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