#814 – Dots & Stripes

Hello and welcome to a brand new challenge at Seize the Birthday! To join the challenge all you have to do is create a fresh, new birthday project. You have an optional choice of using a ‘Topping’ in your creation, and this time, this topping is ‘Dots & Stripes’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

I chose to use the topping in my project. And here’s what I made –
Dots & Stripes

I first made the backgrounds. On one piece of cardstock I used My Favorite Things Bold Diagonal Stripes stamp with Versafine Onyx black and on the card base, I used Winnie & Walter Mini Scenery: Spotty stencil using Black Soot distress ink to apply. I then trimmed a part off the diagonal stripes piece and foam mounted it on the dotty background.

For the flowers, which are die cut from Altenew Peony Dreams, I used photo paper and watercolor on top. These are cheap watercolors I used, but they worked pretty well. Since the paper is not made to absorb ink, spotty patterns formed when I watercolored on them. So pretty! I then adhered them, piece by piece.

Dots & Stripes (closeup)

After adhering the flower and leaves on the card, I added the sentiment – from Altenew Label Love and Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3, and foam mounted them on top. I added some gold sequins scattered around the card and in the flower’s center, for some embellishing.

Joining the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Feminine/Girly

SSS - Monday Challenge

The Flower Challenge #30: Anything Goes

Timeout Challenge #131: Inspired by Words: Hugs, Kisses and a lot of Birthday Wishes – where they are also celebrating their 5th Birthday!! Yay!! Congrats to Sandy and the fabulous DT!!

Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

I hope you are inspired by my creation! Hop over to the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our amazing DT and our amazingly talented Surprise Party Guest, Tenia Nelson, and join us with your own birthday project!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

36 thoughts on “#814 – Dots & Stripes

  1. So pretty. Love the colorful flower. Great job on the background with the stamp and stencil. I thought it was two pattern papers until I read your post.

  2. What a stunning card Ashwini !! The bold black and white bg looks wow and the Flowers just pops on it!! Its colorful,dramatic and fabulous !!

  3. There is a lot going on in this card, but it works in so many ways. The background does not interfere with that gorgeous colored flower. I never woudl have thought of the color combo im a flower, but it is grand! A very enticing card!

  4. There is a lot going on in this card, but you have mastered the art. Love the different colors on the flower. I never would have thought of that. Great design and it makes for an enticing card.

  5. This is so pretty Ashwini, love your dots and stripe background, the black patterns really set that gorgeous flower off, I really love this card, Cathy x

  6. wow Ashwini that background against the pretty flower provides the lost stunning contrast. This is one amazing card-Thanks for joining Time Out and all the support you give us x

  7. Hi sweetie, its been a while since I visited and commented but just couldnt go past this amazing creation without commenting. That flower is just so eye catching and vivid in those colours. What a magnificent creation.Thank you so much for sharing with us over on The Flower Challenge xx Aileen DT

    • I love your use of our toppings option on the background! And the peony looks just gorgeous on it!!!
      I’ve never done watercoloring on photo papers! It looks awesome! Thanks for sharing the new technique!

  8. Love your bold multi-colored flower and that great mix of backgrounds you made! Fabulous as always! Have a wonderful day!

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