#745 – Vibrant Birthday

Hello! It is, once again, time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! As usual, the challenge is to create a birthday project, and you are free to go with or without the topping. And the topping this time is ‘Vibrant Colors’.

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And here’s what I created for inspiration –

Happy Birthday

I used three stamp sets for the background – WPlus9 Fresh Cut Flowers, Avery Elle Laurels and Avery Elle Petals and Stems. I stamped them on a card panel, then watercolored on top using Camel Drawing Inks. Once done, I added some more colors in the background using Zig Brush pens. I also added a few splatters of brown and yellow. I also embossed this panel using We R Memory Keepers Geometric embossing folder.

Happy Birthday

I then die cut the panel using Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles. I also die cut the ‘Birthday’ using My Favorite Things Emmitt Alphabet dies. I die cut the ‘happy’ using Winnie & Walter In a Word: Happy die from gold foil adhered cardstock and stacked it along with some four more die cut pieces. I then adhered all the pieces on the card base.

With this card I am joining the following challenges –

The Card Concept #90: Sweet Treats

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #287: Make Your Mark

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Timeout Challenge #107: Spring

Happy Little Stampers April Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes + optional choice Rainbow

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Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kimberly Lackenbach, and join us with your own birthday project !

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

 

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#741 – Seize the Birthday: Birds

Hello! Posting after a long gap – I’ve been a bit busy off line, and haven’t made much during this past week. But, since it is time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday, I did take out some time to make a quick card. The topping this time is ‘Birds’. Since the topping is optional, you are completely free to not use it, and make a birthday project with any theme at all, to join us!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s the card I made –

Have A Happy Birthday

One of those cards, which turn out quite different from my plan. Of course, when I started, I didn’t have anything in my mind except for which stamp set I was going to use! The idea was to have even more birds in the card, but with the scene around the birds looking so busy, I wasn’t able to add more.

The birds, the tree and clouds came from My Favorite Things Things with Wings stamp set. The little shrubbery in front came from a combination of many stamps from different companies, I just stamped them however I liked. I tried using a water reactive ink to stamp the images in this – I used Adirondack Ginger ink. I then colored everything using Gansai Tambi watercolors. Once everything was dry, I stamped the sentiment from the same MFT stamp set. I then tore off the upper and lower edges and mounted it on a dark brown card base, on which I had already stamped a plaid background using the MFT Plaid Background Builder stamp set.

Hop over to the Seize the Birthday challenge blog, where you can see much more inspiration from our wonderful DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kimberly Lackenbach!

 

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#740 – Seize the Birthday – Teal and White

Hello! We have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday, and everyone’s invited! While the challenge is more or less an ‘anything goes with a birthday theme’, we do have an optional topping. And the optional topping this time is ‘Teal or White’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s the card I made –

Happy Birthday

I went with an ombre look, with a lighter and darker shade of teal. I first created the background using distress oxide inks, then added a die cut layer of white card stock, which I die cut using Lil Inker Designs Diamond Chevron. The sentiment panel is Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy and the flowers are from Lesia Zgharda Kvity’s Contours and Leaflets stamps.

With this card, I am also joining

The Flower Challenge #18: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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Timeout Challenge #105; where they are celebrating their 4th birthday!!

Stamplorations March Challenge: All About Spring and Faith

I do hope you also stop over the Seize the Birthday challenge blog, where you can see much more inspiration from our talented DT and our amazing Surprise Party Guest, Kimberly Lackenbach! And don’t forget to join the fun – remember you can choose to go with or without the topping, as long as it is a birthday project!

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#737 – Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes

PE: Featured in Lil’ Inker Designs You Made it Monday!! Yay!!! 🙂

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Hello and welcome to an all new challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time, we have a topping-free challenge, which means you can join us with any new Birthday theme project of yours!

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I, as usual, have made a card –

Sending Warm Wishes

I used a cover plate die from Lil Inker Designs called Geometric Snow to cut out various colored cardstock. I then adhered the pieces over a gray cardstock – which is totally not visible in the final product ;), layering only the positive die cut piece, while keeping a single layer of the negative pieces. Once done, I added the sentiment from Pink & Main Wishes stamp and die. I did debate between adding some jewels, but decided against it at the end.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge: Green

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Addicted to Stamps challenge #281: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

A2Z Scrapbooking challenge: Anything Goes

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Paru’s Card Making Challenge: March challenge: Color (as it is mostly the die cut’s texture and colors that make up this card)

Do checkout the Seize the Birthday blog for more dazzling inspiration from the team and out wonderful Surprise Party Guest, Kim Lackenbach! And I hope you take time to join us too, who doesn’t need to create a birthday project, after all! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#728 – Seize the Birthday – Coffee or Tea

Hello and welcome to yet another new challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time we have the optional topping of ‘Coffee or Tea’, 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, of course, chose to go with the topping. And here’s what I created –

Warm Wishes

I first stamped the flowery wreath on a white card panel, then die cut the coffee cup. I then added a backing to the panel, stacked the coffee cup die cut with some more die cuts, then replaced it. I made sure to add lesser die cuts to the inner parts of the die cut, so they are all at different levels. Finally, I trimmed the panel to an almost square panel.

I then added BnW damask pattern paper on another piece of cardstock, and layered the two panels on a white card base. Finally, I added sentiment and the heart.

Here’s the list of products I used –

Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers
Paper Smooches Cozy Coffee
Paper Smooches Warm Wishes
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
pattern paper from Recollections Black and White paper pad

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Add a Die Cut

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday challenges – Die Challenge with Lydia

Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kristie Goulet, and join us with your own birthday project !

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#721 – Seize the Birthday – Candles

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! We have an optional topping of ‘Candles’ this time. You can also choose to go without the topping and join us with any birthday project.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s the card I made for your inspiration –

Celebrate

I used Lil Inker Designs Geometric Snow for dry embossing the background, then used candles from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes. The sentiment comes from Winnie & Walter Wish Big with Evelin T Designs. I added a few gold sequins as embellishment.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

My Favorite Things: The Birthday Project: Celebrate

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My Favorite Things: Wednesday Sketch challenge #370

Do hop over to the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kristie Goulet!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#716 – Seize the Birthday – One Layer

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time we have a Topping of ‘One Layer’. But you are free to join the challenge with any new Birthday project, if you do not want to choose the Topping.

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Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s the one layer card I made –

Celebrate

I used a combination of flowers from Altenew Layered Lily and Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus. I always felt that the images from the two stamp sets would go well together, so I am glad to finally put it on a card! 🙂 I used distress inks, misted with water to stamp.

Once dry, I added the sentiment, from Waffle Flower Congrats and Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Birthday. I didn’t think and ended up stamping the smaller sentences on an already black background.. but I let it be. You can partially make out the sentence, plus, I am not actually sending it to anyone!! 😉

I’m joining these challenges too –

Happy Little Stamps: January CAS Challenge: Friendship

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Stamplorations January CAS Challenge: Anything Goes

Timeout Challenge #101: Inspired by Words

For more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kristie Goulet, checkout the Seize the Birthday blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂