#812 – Lacy Birthday Greetings

Hello and welcome! We have a new challenge on Seize the Birthday blog. The challenge is to make birthday projects, and this time, we don’t have the optional topping, which means its time for an ‘Anything Goes’ challenge!!

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

The card I have for today is easy to make, as long as we have a pretty die to use on top. All the card uses is die cuts and simple watercolor painting.

Birthday Greetings

I used two panels of watercolor paper, colored one in a yellow+gold colors, and the other in aqua, using Gansai Tambi normal and Starry colors watercolors. Once dried, I die cut the gold one using Altenew Doodled Lace die. I used the die to cut a couple more pieces, and adhered them behind the watercolored, die cut piece. I then adhered this on the teal watercolored panel, and then added lots of black splatters. Once everything had dried, I added the sentiment, from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Happy stamp set. And that’s it!

Birthday Greetings (gold watercoloring closeup)

I hope you are liked this card I made! Check out the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from out fabulous DT and also from our talented Surprise Party Guest, Julie Beech! And don’t forget to join the party! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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#810 – All in Black ‘n White

Hello and welcome! We have a new challenge on Seize the Birthday blog. The challenge is to make birthday projects, and you also have the option of using a ‘Topping’ that is given in every challenge. And the ‘Topping’ this time is ‘Black and White only’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Its truly a challenge to not have any colors except black and white in a card for me! I was tempted the whole way to add at least a small sequin in another color. Red! Purple?? Gold! Well, I held it all off! 😀

Black and White

I used Spellbinders Persian Accent, die cut several pieces, adhered them, then arranged them on the opposite pieces of the black card base. The sentiment comes from Mama Elephant Ella & Friends. I just added a few clear rhinestones for embellishment.

With this card I am joining the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Addicted to Stamps and More #326: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

I hope you are inspired by this card! Check out the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from out fabulous DT and also from our talented Surprise Party Guest, Julie Beech! And don’t forget to join the party! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#809 – Seize the Birthday – Stamping Only!

Hello and welcome! We are starting a new challenge this week at Seize the Birthday challenge, and the topping this time is ‘Stamping Only’. No stencils, die cuts, embossing….or anything else! If you are not into it, feel free to join the fun with a Birthday project with lots of other details than just stamping!! 😀

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

I, of course, went with ‘only stamping’!

One Layer Stamping only

I used the latest of the color layering stamps in my collection – Sunflower from Right at Home. This makes such beautiful sunflowers!! I thought just having them stamped on the card would look so pretty, and that’s what I did. The sentiment comes from Penny Black Sentimental stamp.

I hope it serves as an inspiration to you! Check out the Seize the Birthday challenge blog for more amazing inspiration from our talented team and our talented Surprise Party Guest, Julie Beech!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#807 – Seize the Birthday – Confetti

Hello and welcome to yet another new challenge at Seize the Birthday! We also have an optional topping, meaning you can join us with a birthday project carrying the ‘Optional Topping’ theme, or you are free to join us with any birthday project at all – your choice!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

This time we have the optional topping of ‘Confetti’, chosen by Colleen. Its just perfect with even the new year just starting!!

Confetti & Balloon Birthday

I made a quick and easy card having confetti background for the card and the balloon..and the embellishment! I stamped the coral cardstock using Winnie & Walter Happy Dance, using white pigment ink (which was just a bit too juicy to leave proper pigment!!) and a couple of tone-on-tone inks. I die cut this using MFT Blueprints 27 and adhered it over a white card base.

For the balloon, I used JustRite Bokeh Time in a few different colors. The balloon is die cut using Winnie & Walter Big Round Balloon die. I added a layer of translucent paper in between, so that the colors are a bit muted. Then I added the sentiment using the Honey Bee Stamps Hooray Day die cut and Hero Arts All Occasion Messages stamp. After adhering this on the card, I added a few wood veneer embellishments, which I die cut using Mama Elephant Confetti dies.

I hope you are inspired by my project! Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Julie Beech, and join us with your own birthday project!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#804 – Birthday Tags

Hello and welcome to yet another new challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time we have the optional topping of ‘Tags’, meaning you can join us with a birthday project carrying a coffee or tea theme, or, if it is not your thing, you are free to join us with any birthday project at all – your choice!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

I was a bit lost on what to make for this challenge – a big tag itself, or a card with a tag on it. I decided to go with a card with a tag, but then, started wondering how to place it. Well, finally, I decided to go with the tag with the sentiments already in it – makes things easier! 😉

Birthday Tags

I used Fabriano Elle Erre Brina cardstock. Love the visual texture on this cardstock! I used pretty images in Neat & Tangled Scandinavian Prints and stamped them on the cardbase in a diagonal. I added a few dots on the flower centers and also in some larger gaps using a black marker. I then die cut the sentiment using Neat & Tangled Birthday Tags using two pieces of cardstock – I used partial die cutting for the larger piece to get the pattern at the bottom, then cut the rest using my trimmer. I tied the two pieces together using a piece of jute cord, then foam mounted it on the cardstock. Finally used a few pieces of Lucy’s Cards Bridal Mix gemstones.

Birthday Tags (closeup)

I hope you are inspired by my project! Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Marianne, and join us with your own birthday project!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#803 – Celebrate in CAS

Hello and welcome! Time for yet another challenge at Seize the Birthday blog. The challenge is to make birthday projects, and you also have the option of using a ‘Topping’ that is given in every challenge. And the ‘Topping’ this time is ‘CAS’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

My definition of CAS is quite loose. For me, CAS can still include texture and cover the card, as long as there isn’t too much of it, and it doesn’t draw too much of attention, and the assembly is quick. The card I’ve made follows this –

Celebrate in CAS

All die cuts! And I had to try really hard to not add any embellishments – whew! So hard!! I’ve used the following products – Neat & Tangled Star Cover Plate, Memory Box Honey Blossom Sprig and Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold & Party sentiment dies.

I hope you like this card! More more variations of CAS birthday cards, check out the Seize the Birthday blog where you can get a lot more inspiration from our fabulous DT and Marianne, our Surprise Party Guest! And don’t forget to join the party! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#801 – Embossing with Texture Paper

Hello and welcome! We are starting a new challenge this week at Seize the Birthday challenge, and the topping this time is ‘Foliage’. You can consider adding Trees or Leaves in your birthday project.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

I recently found this great texture sheet at a local store. Wasn’t exactly the whitest white – a bit grey, if I should say, but I totally loved the texture on it! I made this card using a bit of that sheet.

Birthday Hugs

I used the Spellbinders Flora embossing folder. I first colored the leaves on it using Altenew ink cubes in shades of green, misted it just a little and send it through the embossing machine. I then die cut it using a die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 27. I also added a few splatters of black and green inks. I then adhered this a little loosely over a dark grey card base.

Birthday Hugs (closeup)

For the sentiment, I die cut the ‘hugs’ alphabets from the Altenew Inline Alpha dies. I die cut one set from the texture paper and 3 others using white cardstock. I stacked them and adhered them on the card. The ‘happy’ is from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Happy, which I white heat embossed on the same dark grey cardstock as the card base and cut the edges off to a slant. To finish off, I added a large green and two smaller black sequins below the sentiment.

I hope it serves as an inspiration to you! To join the challenge party, you can either go with the topping ‘Foliage’ or even choose to go without it – just as long as you make a birthday project! Check out the Seize the Birthday blog for more amazing inspiration from our talented team and our talented Surprise Party Guest, Marianne!

Thank you so much for stopping by!