#1028 – Celebrate with Candles

It’s still January and we’re already to our second challenge of the month at Seize the Birthday! This time, the topping was chosen by Colleen to be ‘Candles‘. Anytime is ‘Anything Goes’ as long as it’s a birthday theme. But, if you’re a toppings kind of person you can add a little extra.

And here’s what I made –

I started with the background. I used MISTI to position one of the candle images from Simon Says Stamp Candle stamp and colored it using Zig Brush Markers. I then misted it a couple of times at a distance and then stamped the image onto Linen Textured white cardstock. I then colored in the flames and also drew in the wicks. I then stamped quite a few stars and dots from the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits stamp set and then die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.

For the sentiment, I used Concord & 9th Lovely Letters stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then fussy cut it. I also cut out another piece of scrap cardstock to adhere beneath it. The sentiment below that is from My Favorite Things Well, Hello stamp set. I stamped this on a leftover piece of cardstock, then trimmed it to size before adhering it on a couple of scrap cardstocks. I then adhered both the pieces on the card. For embellishing, I used a few different colored sequins.

And that’s my card! Do stop by the Seize the Birthday challenge blog to checkout what the rest of my team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Stephanie Lanzalotto has created!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#1027 – Things with Wings

Hello and welcome! It’s the first Seize the Birthday challenge of the year!! Last week, a few changes in the rules were updated in the challenge blog. And today we’re starting with the challenges. And the very first Topping (which is still optional) for the year, chosen by Cathy is ‘Winged Things‘.

And here’s what I made –

I started with the background. I first stamped and heat embossed the image using Simon Says Stamp Botanical Split in white. I then used distress inks to color the background. I went light first – applying the colors on an acetate sheet, misting it water and smooshing the watercolor panel on it, dried it using heat gun, and then went back to add a couple more layers using the leftover colors on the sheet. I then trimmed the panel and adhered it over the card base,

I then used Kaiserkraft Periwinle Birds stamp (very old stamp!) to stamp the image in black over a panel of Fabriano Elle Erre Briana cardstock die cut using My Favorite Things Stitched Wonky Rectangle die. After foam mounting this over the card, I stamped the sentiment from Waffle Flower Essential Celebrations on a scrap piece of the same cardstock, fussy cut it and then foam mounted that too over the card.

And that’s my card! Step over to the Seize the Birthday challenge blog to checkout what the rest of my team mates have created and since we have two guest designers from this time as well, that’s just extra extra fun to the party!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#1024 – STB: CASE a Seize the Birthday Designer

Hello and welcome! This is the last time of the year at Seize the Birthday challenge. It’s always ‘Anything Goes‘ challenge with an optional Topping. It’s Barbara‘s turn to choose the Topping and she chose to ‘CASE a Seize the Birthday Designer‘.

And here’s what I made –

I CASEd this card from Shirley. She had made such an amazing card – those colors on the ice cream are so awesome!! Scrumptious!! I just had to CASE this! 🙂

I used watercolors on my card instead of pencils/markers. I picked the same colors and swapped the ice cream cone to Simon Says Stamp Soft Serve Cone Wafer. I die cut the pieces from watercolor paper and then watercolored them using Gansai Tambi. Once it was dry, I added splatters of the same color, but darker, and let all the pieces dry completely. Once dry, I adhered the pieces together

For the background, I watercolored a panel of watercolor paper with a pale green and added splatters of water to get some texture and color variegation. After it dried, I trimmed the panel and embossed it using We R Memory Keepers Geometric embossing folder and adhered it to the card base.

For the sentiment, I cut a piece of pink cardstock using the Winnie & Walter In a Word: Happy die and I chose the sentiment from Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs stamp set, heat embossed it in white on kraft card stock and curved the sides using a punch. I then assembled the card and added a bunch of enamel dots using the Nuvo Drops in white and buttercream colors.

And that finished my card! Thanks to Barbara for giving this awesome chance and to Shirley for the inspiration!!

Do stop by the Seize the Birthday challenge blog to find who CASEd whom and more inspiration from the team and our Surprise Party Guest Åsa Johansson! And don’t forget to join this last party of the year!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#1023 – STB: Many of Something

Hello and welcome! It’s time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and with it being my time to choose the Topping, I went with ‘Many of Something‘. Of course, it’s also always ‘Anything goes’ so, as long as the project has a birthday theme, you can join the challenge. We’re once again joined by our Surprise Party Guest Åsa Johansson.

Here’s what I made for this challenge –

I chose to use a single image and stamp it multiple times. I used an image from Altenew Scalloped Ornaments stamp set. I chose a mix of colors from these two color schemes as well –

sources: left-https://colorpalettes.net/color-palette-4540/ right-https://colorpalettes.net/color-palette-4506/

After using a non-black ink for stamping the images in a previous card, I thought I would try it again here, and so went with a reddish brown tone ink – Adirondack Ginger. I stamped the other colors on top – the color palettes helped here, and I didn’t end up with the colors looking uncoordinated.

Since all the stamping was done on the card base itself, I didn’t have to adhere or trim anything. Just the sentiment – which is from JustRite Lace Vintage Labels 3 stamp set, which I stamped in multiple times with colors which I used for the flowers. And that finished my card! I love the look of the muted colors in this one – the color palettes are really lovely. 🙂

Checkout more inspiration from the rest of my DT friends in the Seize the Birthday challenge blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

#1020 – Seize the Birthday: Halloween Colors

Hello and welcome! Its time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday challenge and going with the festivity, we have the topping, chosen by Vicki as ‘Halloween Colors‘. If you are a toppings sort of person you can go with this extra bit, otherwise anytime is ‘Anything Goes’ as long as it’s a birthday theme.

And here’s what I made –

I chose the colors purple, green and orange for this card. After die cutting the top most panel from a dark purple cardstock using the Pink Fresh Studio Fancy Floral dies, I cut pieces from cardstock with the other two colors using the bottom die. I then cut out the flowers from the orange piece and adhered it on top of the green piece. I finally adhered this piece below the purple die cut piece.

Finally, I mounted the die cut panels on top a light orange card base. For the sentiment, I used Altenew Essential Sentiment Strip, for which I used the same dark purple cardstock on top and the pale orange card stock for the base.

And that’s my card for you. Absolutely no embellishments, since the die cuts speaks so much!! Check out more inspiration for a twist on using the Halloween colors for a birthday card at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog, where you get to see creativity from our design team and our Surprise Party Guest Asa Johansson!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂