#588 – Seize the Birthday – Inlay Diecuts

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize The Birthday! The topping this time is to use Inlay Die Cuts. But if you don’t prefer that, you can choose to go without the topping, and just make a Birthday card. Choice is yours! 🙂

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Joining us once again is our Suprise Party Guest Rahmat!

And here’s my inspiration card –

Happy Birthday

I made a very simple card for your inspiration. I first die cut the sentiment, took it out, then the flowers, one by one. I then watercolored them all, and placed them back together.

Happy Birthday

To finish my card, I placed the panel on the card base with a strip of striped washi tape on the side. I also added Nuvo Glossy drops in Buttercup for embellishing.

Stop over the Seize the Birthday blog and checkout more amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT and from Rahmat! And don’t forget to play along!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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#582 – Seize the Birthday – Felt

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize The Birthday! The topping this time is to use Felt – and of course, as usual, you are also free to go without the topping, and make a Birthday card…just be sure to join us! 🙂 We have our Surprise Party Guest, Rahmat, back with us this time too!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s my inspiration card –

Celebrate Its Your Birthday

I chose to use felt in my little birthday card. I picked up some of my oldest supplies for this – WPlus9 Folk Art Florals dies… I cut out the birds and the leaves using felt. Plus a felt button, to add on the tag.

Celebrate Its Your Birthday

Here’s the supply list:
WPlus9 Folk Art Florals die
Die Versions Celebrate die
My Favorite Things Pinking Edge Rectangle die
My Favorite Things Hip Clips die
Impression Obsession Buttons
Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint
The Best of Heidi Swapp pattern paper

Celebrate Its Your Birthday

Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog and see lots more amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT and also our Surprise Guest Rahmat! And don’t forget to play along!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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#576 – Seize The Birthday – Dashes or Doodle

Hello! Its time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! And this time the Topping is Dashes or Doodle. Of course, you are also free to choose to go without the topping, as long as you make a birthday themed card.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Rejoining us is our Surprise Party Guest, Rahmat!

I, of course, have used the topping to make my card!

Happy Birthday

I chose Inkadinkado Thoughts for the Day stamp set to make the background. These flowers look very hand drawn and doodle-y 😛 I just stamped the flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it using Zig brush markers. Once done, I trimmed the panel a bit, and added texture using Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders dies. So, there’s a bit of dashes too! 😉

Happy Birthday

The sentiment comes from Reverse Confetti Happy Pretty Panel die plus the Whole Lotta Happy stamp set. I punched a hole in it and used it as a tag here. I then foam mounted the whole thing on a white card base. A few pearls for embellishing finishes my card.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Stamplorations January Sketch Challenge (I’ve flipped it) –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #225 (flowers are the inspiration) –

Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog and see lots more amazing inspiration from Rahmat the rest of the DT! And don’t forget to play along!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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#570 – Seize The Birthday – No Topping

PE: Winner at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!! How’s that for the first win of the year!! 😀

CAS-ual Fridays - Winner

Hello! The very first Seize the Birthday challenge of the new year is here!! Yay! And double yay, since it is with no topping .. which means absolutely anything goes as long as it is birthday themed!! How’s that for a new year present!? 😉

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Also joining us as our Surprise Party Guest is an amazing friend – Rahmat!! She’s an amazing creator and I bet you’ll be very inspired her creations!

For now, here’s my inspiration card for you –

Happy Birthday

Since it is the new year, I decided to try something new – a new technique! I used Altenew Hannah Elements, and followed this pretty technique, presented by the amazingly talented Laura Jane, to color my flowers. I just love the effects!!

I had tried this technique at an earlier time, without success. This time, I tried using a darker kraft ink, and that lead to beautiful flowers indeed! Of course, I need some more tries to perfect the look, but this technique is something I wanted to try for such a long time, so I am pretty happy!

Happy Birthday

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #164: Celebrations

Paru’s Challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Start Afresh

SSS - Monday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: New Something

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

I hope you are inspired by my card! For more inspiration pop over to the Seize the Birthday blog, and then, take some crafty time off the participate!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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#553 – Seize the Birthday – Presents

Hello! Its a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. The topping this time is ‘Presents’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

You can choose to make a card with the topping (theme) or to make birthday card without the topping – just make sure it is birthday themed!

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s the card I made for inspiration –

Seize the Birthday - Present

I have a few stamps with critters carrying or coming out of presents in them. But I made that plan B – I wanted to make something that would have a present as the main focus. But, since I don’t own any present dies, I tried using the good old scale and cutting knife to make my own present. And this is the result –

Seize the Birthday - Present

After cutting out a present shape, I heat embossed it in gold a few times, to raise it a bit. I then adhered this over a scrap piece of cardstock, on which I had stamped My Favorite Things Lacy Background using Black Soot distress ink. Keeping this aside, I blended Black Soot on the background, and stamped the stars and stuff (from Mama Elephant Bear Hugs and JustRite Bokeh Builder) using Black Soot and Memento Galaxy Gold inks. The sentiments are from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Party and The Big, The Bold and Extras stamp sets.

So that’s my card. For more inspiration, pop over to Seize the Birthday blog!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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#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!!

Seize The Birthday - Blog

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)

And thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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