#783 – In focus!

PE: CAS On Friday Favorite!!

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Hello! Since I watercolored quite a few cards these past few days (well, some are yet to be published here…) I thought of switching gears a bit. So after going through some challenges that I thought of joining, I made a CAS card –

I Miss Your Face

To make this card, I first cut an oval shape out of some scrap paper, to use it as a mask. I used this on a white card base to apply Fozzilised Amber distress oxide ink. On another piece of scrap white cardstock, I stamped the butterflies using MFT Hybrid Black ink. After fussy cutting these, I foam mounted them on the card base

I then colored another piece with Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple distress oxide inks and die cut the letters ‘hi’ using Lawn Fawn Quinn’s ABCs dies. However, when I places it on the yellow backdrop, it wasn’t looking that good, so I added a little Wild Honey on the top. I then stacked this die with a few more pieces and adhered it to the card. I then stamped the rest of the sentiment, from Ellen Hutson Totally Random Sayings Vol 1, using MFT Hybrid Black ink. Finally added a few dots around the butterflies using a black pen.

I totally loved how that yellow ink forms a real quick and easy backdrop, but brings everything into focus so easily! And that bright yellow – totally love that! 🙂

With this card I am joining the following challenges –

Clean and Simple on Friday challenge #139: Butterflies

AAA Card Challenge #121: Friendship

Stamplorations Summer CAS Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by! :_

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#759 – Beachy Birthday

PE: Honorable Mention at Timeout Challenge!

Time Out Challenge - Honorable Mention

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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Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

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! 🙂

#755 – Going CAS

PE: Honorable Mention at The Card Concept!!

The Card Concept - Honorable Mention

Winner at Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge!!

Hello! I tried making something other than a DT card or a card for the family or to send to someone after a long time.. And somehow, I ended up making CAS cards – these are difficult for me to make, but, I ended up pretty refreshed! 🙂

The first is a floral card –

Thinking of You

I made this card by heat embossing the flower cluster from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp in white. In fact, I stamped the image twice, but misaligned a bit the second time, which is making the lines appear so thick. Anyway, I colored them using Zig brush pens, then fussy cut them. The sentiment comes from WPlus9 Fresh Cut Flowers. I have adhered both the florals and the sentiment using foam tape for some dimension.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Global Design Project challenge #139: Just a Note

The Card Concept challenge #93: Floral Centerpiece

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge 21: Floral

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The second card carries some cute lions –

Happy Birthday

Those cute lions are from Reverse Confetti Leapin Lions stamp. I stamped them using Versafine black ink and colored them using Zig brush pens. I also die cut the grass using MFT Fresh Cut Grass die, 3 pieces, for varying shades of green. The foremost layer contains the sentiment, a combination of sentiments from Reverse Confetti stamp sets – A Whole Lotta Happy and Love & Ice Cream. I then mounted all the pieces using foam tape.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash challenge: Birthday

CAS On Friday challenge #133: Birthday card

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #200: Birthday Celebration

AAA Card Challenge #116: Birthday

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#739 – A Monochrome Thanks

PE: Honorable Mention at CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge!!

Hello! I made a CAS card some time ago, using all greens, and leaves. And now, I think I can publish it, instead of letting it stay in the drafts section any longer! 😉

Thanks

I combined the small leaf stamps from Hero Arts Flower Garden and Simon Says Stamp Nutty Over You stamp sets. I arranged them on my acrylic block and used three shades of green inks to stamp – making a cha-cha-cha (phrase borrowed from Jennifer McGuire 😉 ) to get an ombre effect.

I also used distress oxide inks on a piece of scrap cardstock to get a green-black ombre, then die cut it using My Favorite Things Big Thanks die. To assemble, I die cut the leaf stamped panel using Neat and Tangled Scalloped die, foam mounted it on a white card base, and added the sentiment, which I had stacked three high.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #262

AAA Card Challenge #110: Ombre

The Card Concept challenge #88: Monochromatic Green

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge: Green

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Thank you so much for stopping by!Thanks

I combined the small leaf stamps from Hero Arts Flower Garden and Simon Says Stamp Nutty Over You stamp sets. I arranged them on my acrylic block and used three shades of green inks to stamp – making a cha-cha-cha (phrase borrowed from Jennifer McGuire 😉 ) to get an ombre effect.

I also used distress oxide inks on a piece of scrap cardstock to get a green-black ombre, then die cut it using My Favorite Things Big Thanks die. To assemble, I die cut the leaf stamped panel using Neat and Tangled Scalloped die, foam mounted it on a white card base, and added the sentiment, which I had stacked three high.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #262

AAA Card Challenge #110: Ombre

The Card Concept challenge #88: Monochromatic Green

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge: Green

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#722 – Ewe Have My Heart

Hello! For it is the season of love, I have the perfect stamp to create a card –

Ewe Have My Heart

Trying to continue my efforts to make cards using critters, I though this would be the easiest and best choice – My Favorite Things Ewe Are th Best stamp. The sheep here are just too cute, and there are also some extra stamps to create scenes easily – one of the reasons I bought the stamp set!

Ewe Have My Heart

Anyway, I first stamped the Etched Tribal stamp on my kraft card base. I die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Pinking Edge Square die cut, stamped the scene and watercolored it using distress inks. The same for the small flowers and the cute little sheep. After fussy cutting the sheep and flowers, I assembled the card by foam mounting the scene, sentiment an sheep, mounting the whole thing on a white card base.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #370

AAA Card Challenge #108: All You Need is Love

CAS Watercolor February Challenge: Love

Happy Little Stampers: February CAS Challenge: Hearts

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#710 – Coloring with Pens and Stripes

Hello! We have a new challenge up at Seize the Birthday, and this time we are having a ‘No Toppings’ or anything goes challenge, which means that you can just join the fun with any Birthday project of your choice!

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And here’s my card – I’ve had this pretty stamp set from Simon Says Stamp from such a long time, but I haven’t made something I was happy with with it ever since I bought it. But this time, somehow the technique, images and idea clicked! 🙂

Sending Birthday Wishes

For the background, I used Spellbinders Paisley embossing folder. For the top panel, I first cut out a 3*4.25 inches panel, stamped the images from Simon Says Stamp Look For the Miracles stamp set. I used a mid tone gray ink, since I knew that the pens’ inks were darker and would definitely color over this gray.. why simply stamp in a light ink when you can have things easier, right? 😉

Sending Birthday Wishes

Once done stamping, I started drawing the stripes over all the images. These are Uniball gel pens that I used. Pretty good quality, since its been quite some time since I bought them, and they haven’t dried yet, even though I haven’t used them.

Sending Birthday Wishes

For the sentiment, I stamped the portion below with black ink. There was a little of the ink pad’s fiber there, which ended up as a blotch, but I let it be… handmade, right!? 😛 That sentiment is from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Coralina’s Flowers. The die cut part is from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3, which I colored with Fossilized Amber distress oxide ink, then added some Sunshine perfect pearls on top, for some shine that matched the gold pen that I used earlier on the images. And that’s my card!

I am also joining these challenges –

AAA Card Challenge #105: Its Time to Sparkle

As You See It Challenge #166: Its Time to Sparkle

Double D Challenge: Anything Birthday/Anything Anniversary Goes with the Mood board

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #29 (I chose Stamping/Die-cut/White)

Stamplorations January CAS Challenge: Anything Goes

Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog for more spectacular inspiration from the DT and our Surprise Party Guest, Kristie Goulet! Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

 

#671 – Happy For You

PE: Team Pick at Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Tic Tac Toe - Honorable Mention

So I started to make this card keeping three things in mind – focus on sentiment, autumn colors, window.

Happy For You

I started with embossing and die cutting the hexagon window using Spellbinders Hexagon dies. I then prepared the background using distress oxide inks. Finally came the sentiment. For this I used Nuvo mousse in Lemon Sorbet, Fresh Copper and Cosmic Brown. I used finger dauber to apply these colors on a scrap piece of cardstock, then die cut it. The die comes from Winnie & Walter In A Word: Happy die set. I also die cut another piece using black cardstock and adhered it behind the other piece. The ‘for you’ comes from My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery, which I heat embossed in gold.

Happy For You

I adhered the colorful background on the card base and then mounted the window panel and the sentiment pieces on. But then, I felt that it was missing a bit of a sparkle that I wanted. So I used a bit of perfect pearls on both the sentiment and the background, just on a few spots, for a bit of sparkle. I also adhered a few sequins to embellish. And that finished my card.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon 2017: Stage 3 – using sentiments

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Bastel Traum Challenge #57: Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I chose Embossing, Sequins, Clean & Simple card)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #16 (I chose Metalllic, Window, free)

AAA Card Challenge #99: Autumn Colors

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CAS On Friday Challenge #117: Dies

Happy Little Stampers September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

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Lesia Zgharda: Golden Season

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Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂