#615 – Seize the Birthday – Creatures or Animals

Hello! And it time for yet another challenge at Seize the Birthday! The topping this time is to create useΒ Creatures or Animals in your birthday project.

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You still do have the choice of joining us with just a Birthday themed creation..

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Here’ my inspiration card –

Happy Birthday

This is the card I actually made for my sister’s birthday last month.. It is a tri-fold, window, interactive Birthday card. I am actually pleased with the card, since it is the first time that I actually tried making any of those, and combining them all was really fun! πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday

I used die inks for stamping and then used Prima watercolor pencils for coloring the bunnies. Here’s the supply list –

Mama Elephant Honey Bunny
Mama Elephant Calli Letters
My Favorite Things Pretty Posies
My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle dies
Reverse Confetti Edger’s Confetti Cuts (to create the tags)

Happy Birthday

I made the envelope using a pattern paper, stamping it using the same sentiment and critter stamps, and colored them again using Prisma watercolor pencils.

Happy Birthday

You can find more inspiration at the Seize the Birthday blog, created by the fantastic DT and also our Surprise Party Guest Cathy! Hope you’ll join the challenge with your own birthday themed creation.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #241: Anything Goes

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Bastel Traum Challenge #52: Mother’s Day, card/ project for women or girls (My card is for my sister’s birthday)

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Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday April Challenge: April showers bring May Flowers

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#614 – Happy Wedding Anniversary

Hello! This month and last month are two months when I need to make quite a few cards for dear ones – 3 birthdays, an anniversary and of course, Mother’s day.. makes a girl quite busy! πŸ˜‰ My parent’s anniversary was last month and I made this card for them –

Happy Wedding Anniversary

If you are thinking that this card is quite similar to the one I posted a couple of days ago, which I made for Mother’s Day, then yes, they are quite similar… very similar. I used the same layout, heat embossing the flowers with silver pearl embossing powder, and the same coloring formula – Zig brush pens + Gansai Tambi starry nights. What can I say, I just got addicted to the superb results! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

Happy Wedding Anniversary

I used Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus stamps along with My Favorite Things Emmitt Alphabet dies on the Canson watercolor panel, then foam mounted it on a white card base. I then used little drops of Nuvo Glitter Drop White Blizzard for some embellishing.

For the envelope, I used pattern paper from K & Company, over which I stamped the same flowers, and colored using Zig brush pens, and added a bit of shimmer using Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: A Hint of Pink

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday: April showers bring May Flowers

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Lesia Zgharda: Flowers

Happy Little Stampers: May Watercolor Challenge

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Happy Little Stampers: May Anything Goes With Dies challenge

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#609 – Seize the Bithday – No Toppings

PE: Honorable Mention at Creativity Meets C9!! Its wonderful – the first time I joined the challenge too!! πŸ™‚

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Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. The topping this time is Anything Goes, so feel free to join us with any type of card, as long as it is birthday themed!

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s my inspiration for this time –

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a dear friend of mine, who celebrated her birthday just a few days ago.. so she already has this card with here. πŸ™‚

I started with stamping the beautiful blossoms from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp set using Antique Linen distress ink on Canson watercolor paper. I then colored them using Prisma color pencils, then watercolored them for a soft look. I then went back with my Unibal Signo black and gold gel pens to add the flower centers and a few dots here and there. The sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes stamp set.

Happy Birthday

I then die cut the panel using Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics, then mounted it on a pale yellow card base.

And here’s how the envelope came up. I stamped it with the same image, using Hero Arts Soft Granite, then only gave the flowers the least bit of coloring.

Happy Birthday

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #8: One Layer Card (this is not strictly one layered, but as mentioned in the challenge, so very flat, that it can be considered as not having multiple layers! πŸ˜‰ )

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Timeout Challenge #82: Flowers with the optional twist of Kissing (I didn’t use the optional twist of Kissing)

Marker POP Challenge #119: Watercolor Florals

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Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

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Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday: April showers bring May Flowers

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Do hop over to the Seize the Birthday blog to see more awesome inspiration from DT! And don’t forget to join us by linking your birthday cards to the challenge! Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#607 – Altenew April Inspiration Challenge

Hello! I love the Altenew Inspiration challenges, but somehow end up not playing so much… even when I see not just superb creations from the Altenew team, but even from the inspiring submissions! This time, I decided to take the plunge, and just make something..

Hello

I got inspired by the pretty colors.. lovely combination of yellow and blue and teal.. and I decided to try it on Peony Scrolls stamp set, which I hadn’t used in quite some time…

I stamped and heat embossed the flowers and leaves in white and then colored them using Distress inks. The sentiment came from Painted Greetings stamp set. I used watercolor paper, and this turned into a one layered card (somehow, all my ideas now-a-days are turning into one layers, and I am starving to add layers!!)

My initial layers of colors made the background blue stand out more than the flowers, so I decided to turn it into a sort of messy, layered watercoloring, where I added a couple of layers of darker colors on the dried lighter ones.. This is sort of a new thing for me, so I am hoping that it looks good. πŸ™‚ I am still a 50-50 on it, personally! πŸ˜‰

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I am submitting this card to –

Altenew April Inspiration challenge

Happy Little Stampers April Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

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Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Showers and/or Flowers

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Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday: April showers bring May Flowers

SSS - Work It Wednesday

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#605 – Sending Well Wishes

Hello! I find so many inspiring card makers out there in this kind hearted community, that it is practically impossible to not want to try out the unique techniques of a few talented ones. The one I am talking about this time, is Laurajane. If you haven’t checked out her blog, you are missing out big time!

I love this particular coloring technique Laurajane uses. She adds colors in layers, but doesn’t allow them to blend, instead keeping the strokes to add a lovely look to her creations. I had tried this technique in the beginning of the year in this card, and was quite happy with the results. And I thought of trying it again…

Sending Well Wishes

Of course, my card doesn’t entirely look like how Laurajane makes them.. its in my style, after all! πŸ™‚

I used Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set, stamped the images in Antique Linen distress ink and then colored them using Zig brush pens. The sentiment comes from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3 stamp set.

Sending Well Wishes

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Color Throwdown Challenge #437

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #236: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Fusion Challenge: Easter (I picked the picture part, with the yellow and red flowers)

Simon Says Stamp March Work It Wednesday: Spring has Sprung

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Inkspirational Challenge #132: Spring

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#603 – Little Tangles April Challenge: Watercoloring

Hello! Time for the April challenge at Little Tangles. The theme this time is ‘Watercolor’.

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And here’s what I made for some DT inspiration –

Hello Friend

I chose to go with a card with different dimension. This one is 3 3/4″ by 7″. I wanted to try something with a long-ish card dimension for quite some time now, so I was pretty happy with this! πŸ™‚

Hello Friend

Now to the card – I first stamped the sentiment. Following this, I started with stamping a few of the flower centers and then watercoloring them, stamping a few more flowers/leaf centers, watercoloring some more..and so on. I also added more color to the already dried ones, wherever I felt it was needed. I only stamped and watercolored them in steps, since I wasn’t getting a sense of how much space would be needed to watercolro each flower/leaf, else I could have stamped them all, and watercolored them all at one go. πŸ™‚ Anyway, I used MFT Hybrid ink, which is waterproof, for stamping and Gansai Tambi watercolors for, of course, watercoloring.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday: Spring has Sprung

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Stempelgarten Challenge #60: Colorful Spring

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #236: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: April Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Paru’s Card Making Challenge: Anything Goes

Joy Clair April Challenge: Anything Goes

Joy Clair Challenge

Hope you join us at the Little Tangles challenge! Thank you for stopping by!

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#602 – You Brighten My Day

PE: Winner at Addicted to CAS!! Yay!!

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Runner up at A2ZScrapbooking challenge!

Hello! I finally escaped took some time off from making a cards (for a few celebrations we have within family and friends), and made this card today –

You Brighten My Day

Made this simple one layer card using some stash I’ve had with me since forever! You know, I become pretty happy when I use these old stamps so well, combine them and have something good come out! πŸ˜€

You Brighten My Day

I used Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus, Hero Arts Leafy Vines for the flowers and background and Technique Tuesday Hello Sunshine for the sentiment.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Less is More #322: 3 Pastel Colors

Addicted to CAS Challenge #108: Smile

A2ZScrapbooking April Challenge: Getting to know you

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday: Spring has Sprung

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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