Hello! Time for a new challenge at the Seize the Birthday challenge. The topping for the new challenge, given by Colleen, is ‘Candles’. Of course, the topping is optional, and as long as your project is birthday-related, it’s worthy of entry.
Frankly, I was a little lost on this. I had a lot of ideas, but nothing was actually coming to fruition. Finally I made this – I am not completely happy, but not completely dissatisfied either. So, here it is –
I made the background by sponging some distress oxide inks and then splattered water, dried it, then splattered Picket Fence distress paint on it, then dried it again. I then die cut the panel using MFT Blueprints 27 and foam mounted it on a white card base.
The candles come from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes, which I stamped and then fussy cut. Come to think of it, I never added the candles’ wicks!! Anyway, I foam mounted these on the card. The sentiment is two part – the die cut is from Memory Box Birthday Script, which I cut 4 pieces of and stacked, and the stamp is from Altenew Adore You. Finally I added some sequins as embellishments.
Do remember to check up on the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from the rest of our design team and of course, from our talented Surprise Guest Annie! And, of course, join us using your own birthday project!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
These are GORGEOUS!! The candles look so real!! Love the pretty background you created.
Thank you very much Nora!
The background looks a bit wild… and very yummy! Speaking of candles, it reminds me that Diwali is very close, so I wish you and your family a wonderful five day celebration 🕯️
Thank you so much Cris! For your kind comments and your special wishes!!
I absolutely love the background on this card. It has such depth and I love how the candles look on it.
Thank you so much Barbara!
I loved them ,The background and the candles too !!
Thank you so much Pooja!!
I love the background for your candles! And the candles themselves are amazing. I am also rather in awe of how perfectly you stacked such thin die cuts for the sentiment!
Thank you so much Lindsey!! So sweet of you!
Love the pretty background for your lovely, glittery candles. Great card.
Thank you so much JoAnn!
Those candles look so realistic Ashwini! The background is super cool too! Sensational card!
Thank you very much Nancy!!
I love this design, Ashwini! The dark background with the artistic touches on it makes the candles really pop!
Thank you very much TaeEun!!
Love the glowing candles — very pretty card
Thank you Vicki!
Such an eyecatching card Ashwini, love that background colour, so rich! Gorgeous glittery candles too, love your design, Cathy x
Thank you very much Cathy!
Well I’d have been happy if I’d made this card – it’s so vibrant! Love the sparkly candles 🙂
Thank you Shirley!! I am flattered!! 😊
Love this bold background with the fun and sparkly candles! Love it!
Thank you Glenda!!