#759 – Beachy Birthday

PE: Honorable Mention at Timeout Challenge!

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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 ‘Beachy Birthday’!

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I usually love to make my birthday cards with the optional Topping, and oh, I had lots of trouble with this one. I neither have any stamp sets with a beach theme, not am I adept at creating a beachy scene.. I was totally lost! Thankfully, inspiration struck, and I was able to make this neat, one layered card.

Beachy Birthday

I used stamps from Reverse Confetti ‘Weather it Together’, and drew some squiggly lines for the ocean itself. I colored the scene using Zig Brush pens. The sentiment comes from Bo Bunny ‘Sentiments’ stamp set.

With this card I am joining the following challenges –

Just us Girls challenge #443: Outside

Addicted to CAS challenge #137: Sea

AAA Card Challenge #116: 4th Big Birthday Bash

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CAS Watercolor June Challenge: Ocean

Time Out Challenge #111: Holidays with an optional twist of One Layer Card

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, Sonja K! And don’t forget to join the party! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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#754 – Quick Card with Pattern Paper

Hello! Its time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday! 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 ‘Pattern Paper’!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Pattern papers are one of my favorite crafting supplies. So very versatile, and the best thing to create a quick card! For my inspiration card, I used pattern paper with extra decoration using washi tape –

Quick Card with Pattern Paper

I chose pattern paper from K & Company – its something that’s been in my stash unused for so long, that I chose to use it somehow! I paired it with some pink cardstock, of the same color as is there in a few flowers in the pattern paper. I didn’t have cardstock of this color, actually, so I used Tattered Rose and Picked Raspberry distress inks to blend in the pinks onto a yellow cardstock. I find that some colored cardstock are more forgiving when it comes to adding colored ink on top. Plus, the color did look well with the pattern paper! 😉

Quick Card with Pattern Paper

Well, once done, I added a strip of the pink cardstock along with a grey-cream striped washi tape and adhered all the layers on a white card base.

For the sentiment, I used Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Birthday stamp set. I also added a few florals from Hero Arts Flower Garden stamp set, in a lighter teal color, to match the background colors, behind the sentiment, before fuzzy cutting and adhering it on the card.

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, Sonja K! And don’t forget to join the party! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#752 – Birthday Calories

Hello! And welcome to 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 ‘It’s Just A Number’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

My first thought was to use the number to specify the age.. but I didn’t want that. That would end up making the card too specific, and I prefer keeping my card as generic as possible so that I can send them to anybody. After going back and forth a few ideas and after going though everything in my stash, I finally found this stamp that would, indirectly, specify a number. Adding that to the fact that I desperately wanted to try out this new layout (completely full of pattern papers), I came out with this card –

Birthday Calories

By the way, except for one, all other patterns are handmade, using stamps. 🙂 Here’s a list of products I used –

Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits
Technique Tuesday Lots of Dots, Winnie & Walter Wish Big with sentiments from Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Birthday, with stitched borders using Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die
WPlus9 Bubble Talk with sentiment from Reverse Confetti Love & Ice Cream
Spellbinders Labels4 die
My Favorite Things Chevron Stripes

I hope you liked the card. There are lot more awesome inspirations at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog, where you can also see an awesome card from our Surprise Party Guest, Sonja K! Hope you do hop over and check it all out! 🙂

Thank you very much for stopping bu! 🙂

#748 – Birthdays are a Hoot

Hello and welcome! Today I have the honor and pleasure to be present at two challenge blogs.. Its a new challenge at Seize the Birthday, and I am also Guest Designing at CAS(E) This Sketch challenge!

At Seize the Birthday, we have ‘Anything Goes’ challenge, which means any birthday themed project goes! And here’s the sketch for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge –

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Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s the card I made –

Birthdays are a Hoot

I used the cute little owls from Lil Inker Designs Hootie Patootie stamp set. They are just so adorable!!! I colored them using Faber Castell oil pastels, fuzzy cut them. I cut out a panel of olive green card stock using Neat & Tangled Scalloped die, which I then embossed using Spellbinders Flora embossing folder. I then foam mounted the panel over a white card base, then foam mounted the critters, clouds, balloons, and sentiment on top.

I hope you enjoyed my card. And I hope you find time to join both the challenges – they are totally fun. You can find more inspiration at the CAS(E) This Sketch blog and the Seize the Birthday blog, where we are joined by our Surprise Party Guest, Kimberly Lackenbach!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#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’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

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! 🙂

 

#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! 🙂