#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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#744 – Happy Birthday!

Hello! I am posting here a card, I sent to my dear blogging friend, Pooja – it was her birthday earlier this month.. and I didn’t send the card on time!!! I somehow messed up the dates in my mind, and ended up sending it later than I wanted, ending in the card reaching her after her birthday. 😦 Sorry about that, my friend!!

But well, now that it has already reached her, and I know she liked it, in spite of me being pretty late.. guess I can publish it! 🙂

Happy Birthday

I used the gorgeous flower dies, Peony Dreams from Altenew. I watercolored the die cuts, using Gansai Tambi watercolors for the base colors, then using Gansai Tambi Starry Nights for some shine. I then adhered the pieces together and left them to dry while I prepared the card base.

Happy Birthday

I used Waffle Flower Layering Marble to create some beautiful marble patterns on the entire one side of the grey card base. Once done, I scored the paper, and adhered the die cut flowers and leaves, leaving enough space for the sentiment. For the sentiment, I used Altenew Label Love, around which I drew an outline using a black pen. I trimmed this, and adhered it with several other pieces of cardstock, to achieve some dimension. For some sparkle and shine, I used Art Alchemy Opal Magic Vintage Silk on it. This, I adhered on the card base.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday

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Addicted to Stamps challenge #286: Anything Goes

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Paru’s Card Making challenge: April Challenge: Flowers

Happy Little Stampers: April Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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A2Z Scrapbooking April challenge: Flower Power

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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

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Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge: Green

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Addicted to Stamps challenge #281: Anything Goes

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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! 🙂

#718 – Watercoloring by Dabbing

Hello! I thought of making another submission to the Altenew Inspiration challenge. Love the bright colors in the challenge! So, I thought I would even CASE the card that Erum Tasneem has made in the challenge, but.. I just stamped too many flowers in my card. I do love the effect, but it doesn’t look like I’ve CASEd her card anymore! Nevertheless, here it is –

Watercoloring by Dabbing

I stamped images from Altenew Peony Bouquet and Beautiful Day and watercolored it using distress inks. I tried something new to me this time – instead of brushing the colors, I dabbed them with the brush instead. I applied 2-3 layers of colors to each image, and brushed the color only for the lightest color on every image.

Watercoloring by Dabbing

I had stamped the large flowers and the small single one on another watercolors panel, which I fussy cut out and adhered to the main watercolored panel. To assemble, I foam mounted the whole panel on a gray card base along with the sentiment, which is from Altenew Adore You stamp set.

I am joining the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps challenge #276: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: January Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

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A2Z Scrapbooking January challenge: New to Me

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Altenew Inspiration January Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#711 – All I Want for Christmas

PE: Winner at Winnie & Walter Color combo challenge!! Yay!!!

Winner at Sovusha Slavia CASEing challenge!! Yippie!! 🙂

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Happy Little Stampers January Christmas Challenge Favorite!!

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Yes, well, I haven’t finished making Christmas cards…what can I say.. I hadn’t made enough to satisfy myself earlier, so I am still making them… Or maybe this will be last.. 😀

All I Want for Christmas...

I made this card using Winnie & Walter Sweet Holiday. I wasn’t finished with that cute lil kitten there yet with my last card, and I just had to use it once more!

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I used distress inks for the background, splattered some water, and added the snowflakes using Sakura Gelly Roll pen. The critters are watercolored using Prima pencils. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and white heat embossed.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Winnie & Walter December Color Combo with Heather H

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Addicted to Stamps & More: Challenge 273: Holiday

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Sovushka Slavia Caseing Challenge #16 where we are CASEing Marge Yoon

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Happy Little Stampers: January Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#709 – Plaid Background

Hello! I missed making cards for, I think, any of the color challenges from Heather at Winnie & Walter. I’ve really wanted to join all the while, but for one reason or another, I’ve not been able to. This time, even though the challenge ends tomorrow, I thought I’d make something. Also, I wanted to make my card have a plaid background, for which Winnie & Walter has a perfect stamp set! Also, I used my all new Altenew inks – love the colors and the crisp ink!

Wishing You A Sweet Holiday Season

I made the background plaid for this card using Winnie & Walter Scenery: Stripes. The adorable kitty is from Winnie & Walter Sweet Holiday; also is the sentiment. I trimmed the front panel using Paper Smooches Border 2 die, add a couple of stitched borders using Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders. Finally a few sequins to complete the card.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Winnie & Walter December Color Combo with Heather H

Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #273: Holiday

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Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge: Something New

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Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Something New

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Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#702 – Thinking of You

PE: Winner at Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge!! Yippie!!!

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So, I just wanted to do some coloring, and it ended up as this card! 😀 And as to why I wanted to color – I had just got a set of Prima watercoloring pencils, and I couldn’t wait to use them in something! 😀 Some flowers seemed to be the right choice! 😉

Thinking of You

I used Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp on watercolor paper. After stamping it using a light grey ink, I started coloring on it using the Prima watercolor pencils. Once done, I trimmed it and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Summer Garden stamp set, in a dark grey.

Thinking of You

I really did like these pencils. They give off a soft look as compared to my Gansai Tambi watercolors. So, these will be the colors I’ll reach for whenever I want a softer piece.

Thinking of You

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #271: Anything Goes

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CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #250

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge #16: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: December Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂