#548 – Seize The Birthday: Stencils

Hello! And welcome to another challenge at Seize the Birthday!! The topping this time is to use Stencils – easy peasy, right! Whats more, you can even choose make a card without using the theme – as long as it is a birthday card! Well, as for me, of course, I chose to go with the theme!! 🙂

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

I started with Winnie & Walter Scenery: Madison Creative Screenings stencil, embossing paste and a card panel. Once I applied the paste, I added some distress glitter, even as it was wet. Leaving this aside to air dry, I die cut the balloons using XCut Balloons dies and pattern paper from BoBunny Pincushion, and the sentiment using Memory Box Birthday Script using plain card stock, multiple times to stack them and adhere them together.

Happy Birthday with Balloons, Glitter and Stencil

Once the stencil was dry, I adhered the panel to the card base. I then tied the string to the sentiment and adhered it too, and tied the string to the balloons and adhered it using foam dots. Finally I stamped the rest of the sentiment, from Winnie & Walter The Big The Bold & Party, using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Happy Birthday with Balloons, Glitter and Stencil

Be sure to stop by the Seize the Birthday blog to get more awesome inspiration from the design team! And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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#544 – Seize The Birthday: Lots of Leaves

Hello!! Welcome to my first post as a DT member of Seize the Birthday!!! There, its finally out – oh, I had such trouble keeping it in for so many days!! I am super happy to be a part of this amazing team, where I am debuting as a DT!!

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Our Surprise Party Guest is Sherrie Koning, amazing crafter – you should go and check her out!! And here’s the theme for the latest Seize the Birthday Challenge – Lots of Leaves.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

I was really inspired by this card by Keeway (Kiwi Concepts) – love the way she has created this dreamy card, and the colors just wow me!! And here’s what I made –

Happy Birthday - Seize the Birthday - Leaves

I started by blending in a green ombre using distress ink on a watercard panel. I then stamped the ferns from Lesia Zgharda Ferns stamp set and heat embossed them clear. I then added water on the entire panel using a flat paint brush, and picked off the color. This made the embossed areas slightly darker, and gave a beautiful effect.

Happy Birthday - Seize the Birthday - Leaves

I then trimmed this panel and foam mounted it on the card base. For the sentiment, I cut Paper Smooches Happy Birthday die to cut a piece from card stock and foam, adhered them to each other and then on the card. Finally I embellished them using clear rhinestones.

Hope you are inspired by my creation! You can get even more amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team! Remember, you can choose either to go with the theme, or with any creation, which has a birthday theme. Just have fun and play along!!

I am also submitting this card to the following challenges –

Stampin Royalty: Celebrations

Addicted to Stamps #216: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: October Mixed Media Challenge: Nature (I’ve used embossing, distress inks, watercoloring over distress inks, die cuts, rhinestones for embellishment)

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#540 – Winnie & Walter: The Gossip Column: Take 2

PE: Hot Gossips (runner-up) at the Gossip Column challenge!!!

Hello! The Gossip Column this time is really inspiring!! I have already added one card to the challenge, but I thought of making another, especially since the time was extended! So, since I got my fill with glitter last time, I thought I would try some leafing –

Happy Birthday

I started with a card panel and added embossing paste over Winnie & Walter Scenery: Madison stencil. After leaving it overnight to dry, I added Zig two way glue, left it alone for some 15 mins, before adding my leafing. The leafing I used was actually leftover pieces, with gold, copper and silver leafing.

Happy Birthday

Once that dried, I added the sentiment, with the Winnie & Walter Happy cut using white cardstock and foam mounted and the rest of the sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold & Party stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Submitting this card to –

The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia: No 5: Precious Metals

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Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

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#531 – Ellen Hutson Pin Sights Challenge

Hello! I’ve been quite late in submitting for the Ellen Hutson Pin Sights Challenge this time, but finally, an idea clicked and I made this –

Celebrate

Here’s the awesome board from Ellen Hutson –

Ellen Hutson - Pin Sights Challenge

September 2016 Mood Board

I also wanted to include some Altenew goodies, as a part of the awesome The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew.

So I first stamped the background with an image from Altenew Dodecagram stamp set, using Hero Arts Soft Pool and Frayed Burlap distress inks. I then added a tag die cut from vellum using WPlus9 Timeless Tags 2.

I wanted a little bit of texture/pattern on the flower and leaves and I didn’t have anything corresponding to the colors. Instead, I picked this piece of stamp packing, drew some wood texture on it using half died sketch pens, and die cut the flower and leaves from Ellen Hutson Wild Garden on top.

Finally came the sentiment from Die Versions Celebrate, and then a few rhinestone embellishments. I mounted this panel with a slight offset on the card base, so it actually hangs off a bit.

Celebrate

Also submitting this card to Seize the Birthday: Soft and Simple, Lesia Zgharda: Geometry and Happy Little Stampers: September Challenge: Anything Goes with Dies

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

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#528 – The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew (2)

Hello! And I am back with another card I made for The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew –

Celebrate

I started with die cutting a white panel using Reverse Confetti Edgar’s Confetti Cuts. I then masked off the bottom, where there were etched lines from the die-cutting, and stamped using Memento Tuxedmo Black and Altenew Peony Scrolls and Lacy Scrolls stamp sets. In fact, I used my MISTI, so that I could stamp multiple times and get a good black stamping. I then colored the outline images with Faber Castell oil pastels and spread out the color using baby oil.

Celebrate

I then mounted this panel on a white card base, added some silver string before attaching the sentiment – I die cut both black and white card stocks using Paper Trey Ink Good Times die, adhering them for the shadow effect, then adhered it directly on the cardstock and the string. I then added some silver sequins and black rhinestones for embellishing.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Seize the Birthday (no toppings) –

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Fall Floral

Just Add Ink Challenge #329

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