#653 – Birthday Card for My Papa

Hello! Its time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday and there are No Toppings this time. So you can join the fun with any birthday project that you’ve created!

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I am presenting a card that I have made for my Papa, his birthday is just in a couple of days (not to worry, though he does look at all my cards, he doesn’t check my blog at all, so I am completely safe putting it here)!

Happy Birthday

To make this card, I used Fabriano Elle Erre Ferro card stock, like the stripes in this card, though they are not very visible in these images. I used distress oxide inks to stamp the flowers and leaves from Reverse Confetti Buds n Blooms stamp set, masking each image as I stamped the next. Though the DOX inks react with water to glow lightly, unfortunately, they didn’t work that well on these cards, so I had to layer them, with white pigment ink in the bottom. Once done, I fussy cut the edge.

Happy Birthday

Once done, I masked all the images again, then stamped the background, Simon Says Stamp Emma, using black ink. I then stamped the sentiment, from Honey Bee Stamps Hand Lettered Alpha in black ink, then traced over it using Uniball Signo Silver gel pen. I also used the same pen to add dots on the flower images.

Happy Birthday

For the envelope, I used a dark grey paper, stamped the same image from Simon Says Stamp and Honey Bee Stamps, and wrote over it using the same silver pen.

Hope you are inspired by this card, and join the fun with both the challenges! Head to the Seize the Birthday challenge blog to get more inspiration from the DTs, and our Surprise Party Guest Lindsey!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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#648 – Tasseled Birthday Card

Hello! I love it when I make a card submit it to multiple challenges, and I also love making one card for my challenge DT – Its a new challenge at both Little Tangles Challenge and Seize the Birthday Challenge!!

Little Tangles August Challenge has a new theme of ‘Birthday’. Just perfect, since Neat & Tangled is celebrating 5 years now!

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Seize the Birthday Challenge this time has the optional topping of ‘Tie One On’.

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Its a wonderful co-incidence for me, that both the challenges are airing on the same day, and a treat, since I love making birthday cards!! πŸ™‚ So, here’s my tassled, sparkly gold inspiration for you –

Happy Birthday

I used all Neat and Tangled products on this one! I first used Topography stamp to gold heat emboss the background on a cardstock panel and trimmed a bit on the sides. This, I foam mounted on the card base. I then took another piece of cardstock panel, applied Tarnished Brass and Brushed Pewter distress paints, blending the two at the center to create a beautiful gradient (I just love the look it gives! :))

Happy Birthday

Once this dried, I die cut it using Doily Tag die, another of my N&T favorite, and tied my handmade tassel (first time I made one!! :D) on it, adhering the excess in the back. I then adhered this to the card, adding the adhesive in the center only, so that the sides rose a bit, giving it a bit more 3D look. I then added the sentiments – Happy Holidays die and mix and match of the letters in Faced stamp set, to create the ‘Birthday’ word.. since I didn’t own any other stamp set from N&T which said birthday and matched the die.. Well, it worked well, so I am glad! πŸ™‚ Finally added some sequins as embellishment.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Paru’s Cardmaking Challenge: August Challenge: Anything Goes

As You See It Challenge #155: How Do You Get Your Mojo Back? (I made this card by using the challenge themes, and using for inspiration all those cards that I’ve pinned in Pinterest for inspiration… that’s my mojo! πŸ™‚ )

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge: Add Sparkle

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Hope you are inspired by this card, and join the fun with both the challenges! Head to the main blogs of both the challenges to get more inspiration from the DTs, and our Seize the Birthday Surprise Party Guest Lindsey!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#645 – Seize the Birthday – Splatter

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday!! This time you have a topping of ‘Splatter’. It is an optional topping, meaning it is still ok to go with a Birthday project of any kind, if you don’t like adding splatters to your project! Its your choice!

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Of course, I chose to add splatters to my inspiration birthday card! Plenty of them, in fact!

Celebrate Its Your Birthday

To make this card, I watercolored a watercolor panel with my Gansai Tambi watercolors. I was not sure whether I wanted the whole card or a portion of the card to be colored, so I initially colored aΒ  complete panel. But once dry, I decided to trim it out, tearing off the base portion, for some added texture.

Celebrate Its Your Birthday

Well, I die cut the leaves (?) out of Concord and 9th Layering Leaves die out of the same watercolor paper. Since this is offwhite, I chose the card base also to be off white. I then added the splatters on both the watercolored panel and the card base. Once everything was dry, I added the leaves, then the die cut sentiment from Die Versions Celebrate die, and the stamped sentiment, which is from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3.

Also joining these challenges with my card –

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #251: Anything Goes

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Paru’s Cardmaking Challenge: July: Birthday

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Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies

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Timeout Challenge #88: ‘Inspired by Words: ‘If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely’ (my card reminds me of beautiful sunshine in a wheat field! :))

Hope you are inspired by my card to add some splatters to your project! πŸ™‚ Hop over to the Seize the Birthday blog to see more amazing inspiration from the DT and our Surprise Party Guest Lindsay!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#639 – Seize the Birthday – Red, White and You

PE: Paru’s Card Making Challenge Winner!! Yippie!!! πŸ˜€

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Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! The challenge is all about creating a Birthday project and have fun making it! You are also given an optional Topping, and the Topping this time is ‘Red, White and You’.. meaning you need to use the colors Red and White along with another color in your Birthday project!

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You’ll find lots of inspiration at the Seize the Birthday blog, fabulous projects created by our amazing DT and also our Surprise Party Guest, Lindsey! In the meantime, here’s my inspiration –

Happy Birthday to You

I chose the color orange along with my red and white. I initially thought of yellow and blue, but since these were a pretty common combination, I searched for something new. I had initially chosen a teal/mint color, but finally ended up with orange! πŸ™‚

I used Winnie and Walter In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet, stamped and colored them using distress inks. I then fuzzy cut the flowers right along the outline. I then die cut a panel using Reverse Confetti Edgar’s Confetti Cuts, Stamped the sentiment from Paper Trey Inks Wet Paint and Wet Paint 3. The ‘you’ is from Simon Says Stamp, which I colored using a red Zig Brush Marker.

Happy Birthday to You

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Paru’s Card Making challenge: July Challenge: Birthday

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #249: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Clean and Simple on Sunday Challenge #111: Flowers

Happy Little Stampers: July CAS Challenge: Birthday

I hope you’ll join the fun and join us at Seize the Birthday! Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#636 – Red, Green and White Birthday

PE: Timeout Challenge Honorable Mention!

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Hello! I made a simple, one layered card using repeat stamping and just two colors –

Happy Birthday

I stamped the images from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them using Zig brush pens. Surprisingly, the ink doesn’t bleed.. even though Memento inks are actually reactive with water, they don’t bleed with the Zigs.. don’t know why, but happy it works well! πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday

The sentiment comes from WPlus9 Banner Basics stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black too. I kept the card a simple, one layer, without any embellishing.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Timeout Challenge #86: Celebrations with the Optional Twist ofΒ  One Layer Cards

Stempel Garten Challenge #62: CAS

Stamplorations June CAS Challenge with optional Color Twist Masculine Colors

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#630 – Seize the Birthday – No Toppings

Hello and welcome to a newΒ  challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time is a ‘No Toppings’ challenge, meaning, that you can go with absolutely any kind of project you want, as long as it is Birthday Themed! Isn’t that awesome! πŸ™‚

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Here’s my inspiration for you –

Happy Birthday

To make this card, I first used ink smooshing with distress inks, choosing pink inks and made a gradient formation on a watercolor panel. Once I got the desired look, I let it dry. Once dry, I added some background using Penny Black Trailing Vines stencil, using the same distress inks, but going a bit darker than the underlying color, so that the texture stood out just a bit. I then trimmed the panel to size.

Happy Birthday

I then die cut the flower and leaves using Ellen Hutson Bold Blooms, gold heat embossed the sentiment, from Altenew Painted Greetings on vellum, then adhered it all on the panel, which I then adhered on the card base, I added a few drops of gold Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint, to add shimmer to the card.

I am adding my card to the following challenges –

Happy Little Stampers: June Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

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Ellen Hutson Pin Sights challenge (from which I borrowed the colors)

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Timeout Challenge #86: CelebrationsΒ  (I haven’t used the optional twist of one layer card)

The Card Concept Challenge #76: Romantic Roses (my roses are white, though!)

And that’s my inspiration for you! Check out more amazing inspiration in the Seize the Birthday blog from my very talented team mates, and our Special Party Guest, Cathy… stop by her blog and leave her some love too!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#625 – Seize the Birthday – One Layer

PE: A Cut Above at the Paper Players challenge!

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Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! The challenge this time has the topping of ‘One Layer’. But, you can also choose to go with any kind of birthday card, and join the fun! πŸ™‚ Joining us is our Surprise Party Guest, Cathy!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

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And here’s my one layer inspiration-

Sending Birthday Wishes

For this card, I chose My Favorite Things Pretty Posies, stamped and heat embossed the leaves and flowers on watercolor paper and heat embossed them with black embossing powder. I then colored the panel using distress inks. Finally stamped the sentiment, a combination of Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes and Hero Arts Its Your Day.

Sending Birthday Wishes

I am also joining these challenges –

The Paper Players Challenge #347: Theme Challenge: Birthday

The Flower Challenge #9: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: June Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Check out the Seize the Birthday blog for more amazing inspiration from the DT, and don’t forget to join the challenge with your birthday creations! Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚