#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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