#904 – Seize the Birthday: 1, 2, 3!!

Hello and welcome! Time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. And our fun teammate Glenda picked the topping this time, and it is ‘1, 2, 3’. Basically, you’ll need to use 1 die cut or punch, 2 colours (excluding neutrals), 3 embellishments (same or different) in your birthday project. But if you don’t want that, since the topping is optional, if your project is birthday-related, it’s worthy of entry.

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And here’s what I made –

Seize the Birthday - 1,2,3

I started with a white card panel. I added a soft blend of ink shades of pink and cloudy blue using makeup brushes. And then I used Altenew Halftone stencil and first laid it on one side of my panel and ink blended it with a darker shade. I then moved it to another side of the card panel, aligned it with the previously shaded dots, and added another darker shade – in fact, I switched to another shade of pink, since it wasn’t dark enough.

Then, I die cut the panel using one die from the Simon Says Stamp Crocus Flowers dies. I then ink blended the darkest shade I could on top. I also cut out a couple more die cuts from scrap cardstock. I then adhered the pieces together, while keeping one set of the negatives at hand.

Seize the Birthday - 1,2,3 (closeup)

Finally, I covered a piece of printing paper with double sided tape and adhered it underneath the stencilled panel. I then adhered by die cut on top, and then adhered my negative pieces, in place. I had to trim the panel a bit. I then foam mounted this panel on top of my white card base. I also added a ton of Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle brush pen for extra shimmer.

For the sentiment, I used the stamp from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Carolinas Floral’s, stamped it on white cardstock, trimmed it to size. I then used some silver holographic foil washi tape – I recently bought a set of these, and oh wow, do I love them!! – which I adhered over some scrap cardstock, trimmed it and adhered my sentiment on top. This, I foam mounted on the card as well. Finally I used a couple of double colored sequins and a single white one to embellish the card.

And that’s my card. And I’m joining the following challenges with it –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Thinking of You

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Watercooler Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist

Bastel Traum challenge #94: Background

The Flower challenge #50: Use a Sentiment

You can find more inspiration at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog, where our DT and our new, seriously talented Surprise Party Guest, Julie Peddicord have tons of inspiration for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

36 thoughts on “#904 – Seize the Birthday: 1, 2, 3!!

  1. This is beautiful! I love that you chose two completely different colors to do your background blending. Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment as well. I’m so excited to be playing with you.

  2. I love your beautiful soft background, Ashwini! It gives your card a wonderfully delicate feminine look! The inlaid die cut flowers are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week! Take care! šŸ™‚

  3. What a lovely background on your card Ashwini. Thanks for sharing your pretty card with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

  4. You really presented that flower with a pleasing look. That background just added dimension and depth too. A splendid card and so handsome.

  5. Nice work with the colors, I wouldn’t have thought to mix these 2 but I gotta remember this combo.
    I like that you matched the crocus colors with the background. A beautiful take on the cue Ashwini.

  6. Such a pretty card Ashwini, love the pink and blue and the stencilled background looks wonderful with the crocus flower, you rocked this challenge! Cathy x

  7. Your techniques always leave me in awe – this is absolutely stunning! I love the elegant die cut and the gorgeous background. Nailed it – as always – gorgeous card.

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