#764 – Happy Birthday, Ma

Hello! Its time for another challenge at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog, and this time, the cake doesn’t have any toppings! That’s right, its time for an Anything Goes challenge!

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

For my DT card… or rather.. I wasn’t thinking of STB when I was making this card.. I was thinking of my Ma, and if she would like it, since it was for her birthday!! 😉

Happy Birthday Ma (with envelope)

I used the images from Altnew Peony Bouquet. Simple stamping, nothing special. Once I was done stamping the images, I used another stamp set to add the tiny black dots/circles – Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus. I also added more dots using some metallic gel pens.

While stamping, I made sure to leave some white space where I would eventually add the sentiment.

Happy Birthday Ma (closeup)

For the sentiment, I die cut several pieces using Altenew Bold Alphabet dies. For the topmost layer, before removing the pieces, I masked off a portion of the cardstock, blended in the same lightest ink I had used for the flowers. After removing the mask, I used a gold gel pen to add a single straight line, right at the edge of the blending. Finally, I stacked all the pieces, then adhered it on the cardbase. The stamped portion of the sentiment is from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Happy stamp set.

Happy Birthday Ma

I have some cardstock which seemed too thin to me to make cards from. I instead used them for my envelope. I used the same stamps, and dies, this time choosing colors which are closer to the color of the envelope. This made the envelope a lot closer to the design of the card. 🙂

I know for sure that my Ma liked the card, since her birthday is long over! And I hope you liked it too!

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

The Flower Challenge #21: One from the Previous Challenge (I chose Challenge #11: Focus on Background Stamping)


Global Design Project challenge #143: Theme challenge: Live it, Love it, Share it

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Bright & Cheerful

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Check out the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from out fabulous DT and also from our talented Surprise Party Guest, Sonja K! And don’t forget to join the party! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂



29 thoughts on “#764 – Happy Birthday, Ma

  1. BEAUTIFUL !! You really know how to make your supplies shine Ashwini .I love everything about this card and most favorite being the diagonally colored bold alphas .

  2. I’m not surprised your Ma loved this beautiful card, Ashwini! Your background stamping and coloring is divine and I just love how you designed your sediment! Adding the thin line of gold is really effective!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. This is so beautiful Ashwini and I bet your Ma fell in love with it!! I’ve got this stamp set and haven’t used it for a while, your beautiful stamping makes me want to play with it right now! And I now own the alphabet dies, so can try out your fantastic idea for colouring them, especially loving the gold line you added. Your envelope is just as beautiful as your card, your so creative and clever. Always so wonderful to see you at The Flower Challenge!!

  4. These are wonderful and I am sure your Ma loved it! I especially love the way you did your letters with the diagonal. Brilliant as I always expect from you! Not sure you could make a bad card if you tried! 😉

  5. Such a beautiful floral card! I’m sure your mother liked it a lot. Thank you so much for having me as Surprise Party Guest over at Seize the Birthday over the last weeks!

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