#942 – Seize the Birthday: Wheels

PE: Top Pick at the Retro Rubber challenge!

Retro Rubber Challenge - Top Pick

Hello and welcome! Time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and we have a new Topping this time, given to us by Shirley, “Wheels“. As always you may enter any birthday themed projects into our gallery if you don’t want to take the Toppings option.

And here’s what I made –

I started with that cuddly bear and cute butterfly from Waffle Flower Happy Day, stamped it in VersaFine Onyx ink and then colored it using Zig Brush marker pens.I didn’t spend time on blending colors or making it look smooth, since I wanted to experiment with a rough colored look. Of course, since I am so used to blending, this isn’t as ‘rough’ as I would like! 😀

So, after I trimmed it, I used a couple of scrap cardstock and adhered it behind the piece, to provide support, since the cardstock wasn’t strong enough in some of the thinner places. Same with the butterfly.

For the background, I used Waffle Flower Enveloper Little Birdie, stamped it in a single blue ink. The stamp wasn’t long enough to cover the card, so I stamped it again from the other side. I didn’t do any masking, since the space between would be covered up by the bear.

I then stamped the sentiment, a combination of two Honey Bee Stamps Pearfect Sentiments and Sentiment Builder.

For a base for the bear to ride his bicycle on, I cut out a piece of the same cardstock and die cut the top using My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass die. Before foam mounting this on the card, I added a strip of grid-like washi tape on the base of the card. I then adhered the butterfly and the bear, adding foam tape to support the top of his body.

And that finished my card! And I’m also joining the following challenges –

Allsorts challenge #625: Anything with Happy Bright and Sunny Colours. They are also celebrating their 12th Birthday!! Congrats!!

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #316: All About Occasions

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Retro Rubber challenge #159: Anything Goes (The Waffle Flower Happy Day stamp set was released Spring 2017)

RRCB 159

Addicted to Stamps and More #406: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

You can get more details about the challenge and extra inspiration from the DT and our Surprise Party Guest, Lynda, at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog. Take a look, be inspired, and play along!

And thank you for stopping by! 🙂

32 thoughts on “#942 – Seize the Birthday: Wheels

  1. What a super fun and happy colourful creation.

    It’s lovely to see you at our 12th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge, thank you so much for joining in and good luck in the draws.

    B x

  2. What a fun bear image and beautifully done card! Thank you so much for joining in this week at Allsorts challenge!

  3. There he goes riding down that flowered path. He is adorable and I love the way you tackled this challenge.

  4. This is so creative Ashwini! Besides the darling bear, your choice to make a blue-flowered path for him to travel down was brilliant. Another fabulous design! HUGS!!

  5. Love how you combined stamp sets to create this whimsical scene, your little cycling bear is the sweetest!!
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  6. This is a fun scene, I think the colouring on the bear looks quite textured like fur! Fabulous background garden stamp too, Cathy x

  7. I love this set, that Bear is my FAVE. I have pinned your card, because it’s such a creative way to use him, love the flower backdrop. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

  8. Oh! I love the bright blue background which makes the cute bear really pop! And that you placed the bear at the end of the card where he starts his happy riding journey! A lovely card, Ashwini!

  9. Love this fun & CAS card. That image is perfect for the challenge – and so adorable. The butterfly is a fabulous detail.

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