#1015 – STB: Navy and Lime Green

Hello and welcome! We have a special challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we’re collaborating with our sister challenge Color Hues for a Color challenge to help them celebrate their 2nd Birthday!  The bigger the party the better, wouldn’t you say? Congrats to them!

And here’s what I made –

I started with the card’s focal points. I took a strip of white cardstock and used Twisted Citron and Blueprint Sketch distress inks to add in the color, blending it in the center. I then used a die from Spellbinders Nordic Floral to die cut 4 pieces out of the strip. I also cut out a few extra panels from scrap cardstock to adhere beneath these pieces to get some dimension. While adhering, I swapped the inner die cut pieces between the full die cut pieces, and adhered them.

Next, I used Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles to die cut a white cardstock panel and adhered this on the white card base. I then aligned and adhered the floral die cut pieces. For the sentiment, I used Concord & 9th Painted Rose, which I stamped and fussy cut and then adhered with a little dimension beneath. And that finished my card.

Checkout more inspiration from both the Seize the Birthday challenge and the Color Hues challenge blogs! We have inspiration from the DT and also our Surprise Party Guest Åsa Johansson this time! And don’t forget – this time you get to join both the challenges!! 😀

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#1009 – Purple, Blue and Green

Hello and welcome! Time for another challenge at the Seize the Birthday blog and this time we have Colleen giving us our optional topping and she chose ‘Purple, Blue and Green‘. Of course, Seize the Birthday always has the ‘Anything Goes‘ option open as well, as long as your project is birthday-related, feel free to join the party!

And here’s what I made –

No, I don’t have a shadow across the card. The panel just has a darker colored streak across it. 😀

I would have chosen to go with some flowers or maybe some underwater scene.. but I was really itching to make something else. Well, I came across this tutorial from Jennifer McGuire just in time!! She uses distress inks, stencils and ink lifting to make some magical backgrounds. I did the same – the effect, I must admit, looks better IRL than in the picture above. 🙂

I used a deeper and bolder shades of distress inks in blue and purple for the base and after ink lifting using the Time Holtz Lace stencil, I used lighter and brighter shades of green and yellow for the top. The color combination worked really well with this design, so thank you for that, Colleen!! 😀

I was however, lost on what to follow up. I really loved how the panel looked, and didn’t want to push it to the background. I initially thought of adding just the sentiment, but somehow wasn’t happy with just that. Then I thought of adding just one element above. White seemed too bright, so I went with a dark gold metallic paper I had instead.

So, once the panel dried, I trimmed it and foam mounted it on black card base with a mini slimline dimension. I then added the sentiment strip, gold heat embossed with a sentiment from Paper Trey Ink Good Times stamp set. The die cut is from the paired die set with the same name, for which I used the metallic paper for the top panel and a few more pieces from black cardstock. I also used a feather die cut from Spellbinders Feathers die set – this die also has embossing included – and adhered it on top.

And that’s my card! Step over to the Seize the Birthday challenge blog to checkout more inspiration from our awesome DT and our Surprise Party Guest Karren J!

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂