#755 – Going CAS

PE: Honorable Mention at The Card Concept!!

The Card Concept - Honorable Mention

Winner at Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge!!

Hello! I tried making something other than a DT card or a card for the family or to send to someone after a long time.. And somehow, I ended up making CAS cards – these are difficult for me to make, but, I ended up pretty refreshed! 🙂

The first is a floral card –

Thinking of You

I made this card by heat embossing the flower cluster from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp in white. In fact, I stamped the image twice, but misaligned a bit the second time, which is making the lines appear so thick. Anyway, I colored them using Zig brush pens, then fussy cut them. The sentiment comes from WPlus9 Fresh Cut Flowers. I have adhered both the florals and the sentiment using foam tape for some dimension.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Global Design Project challenge #139: Just a Note

The Card Concept challenge #93: Floral Centerpiece

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge 21: Floral

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The second card carries some cute lions –

Happy Birthday

Those cute lions are from Reverse Confetti Leapin Lions stamp. I stamped them using Versafine black ink and colored them using Zig brush pens. I also die cut the grass using MFT Fresh Cut Grass die, 3 pieces, for varying shades of green. The foremost layer contains the sentiment, a combination of sentiments from Reverse Confetti stamp sets – A Whole Lotta Happy and Love & Ice Cream. I then mounted all the pieces using foam tape.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash challenge: Birthday

CAS On Friday challenge #133: Birthday card

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #200: Birthday Celebration

AAA Card Challenge #116: Birthday

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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#753 – A Garden Birthday

Hello and welcome! I made a variation of a birthday card I had made some time ago.. using stamping under watercoloring using drawing inks. This card uses the same technique, but I tried to give it a more garden feeling this time.

Happy Birthday

I started by first stamping the flowers in a lighter version of whatever color I finally wanted them to be in. I then colored those flowers using drawing inks. Same goes for the leaves.. this time I used both yellow and green inks. Once I was done, there was a lot of gap between the leaves at the base. To cover this up, I used Zig Brush markers. I colored, spread it using water, picked up extra ink using tissue.. and repeated the process until I was satisfied.

Once it dried, I die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. I layered this with another trimmed panel, then with another panel die cut using Winnie & Walter Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways. This, I adhered on the card base. The sentiment comes from Lesia Zgharda Happy Birthday, which I stamped in Versafine Black ink.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #292

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Timeout Challenge #109: Inspired by Words: Friends are the charming gardeners who make out souls blossom

Happy Little Stampers May Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

The Card Concept challenge #93: Floral Centerpiece

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!

#745 – Vibrant Birthday

Hello! It is, once again, time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! As usual, the challenge is to create a birthday project, and you are free to go with or without the topping. And the topping this time is ‘Vibrant Colors’.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s what I created for inspiration –

Happy Birthday

I used three stamp sets for the background – WPlus9 Fresh Cut Flowers, Avery Elle Laurels and Avery Elle Petals and Stems. I stamped them on a card panel, then watercolored on top using Camel Drawing Inks. Once done, I added some more colors in the background using Zig Brush pens. I also added a few splatters of brown and yellow. I also embossed this panel using We R Memory Keepers Geometric embossing folder.

Happy Birthday

I then die cut the panel using Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles. I also die cut the ‘Birthday’ using My Favorite Things Emmitt Alphabet dies. I die cut the ‘happy’ using Winnie & Walter In a Word: Happy die from gold foil adhered cardstock and stacked it along with some four more die cut pieces. I then adhered all the pieces on the card base.

With this card I am joining the following challenges –

The Card Concept #90: Sweet Treats

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #287: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Timeout Challenge #107: Spring

Happy Little Stampers April Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes + optional choice Rainbow

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Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kimberly Lackenbach, and join us with your own birthday project !

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

 

#739 – A Monochrome Thanks

PE: Honorable Mention at CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge!!

Hello! I made a CAS card some time ago, using all greens, and leaves. And now, I think I can publish it, instead of letting it stay in the drafts section any longer! 😉

Thanks

I combined the small leaf stamps from Hero Arts Flower Garden and Simon Says Stamp Nutty Over You stamp sets. I arranged them on my acrylic block and used three shades of green inks to stamp – making a cha-cha-cha (phrase borrowed from Jennifer McGuire 😉 ) to get an ombre effect.

I also used distress oxide inks on a piece of scrap cardstock to get a green-black ombre, then die cut it using My Favorite Things Big Thanks die. To assemble, I die cut the leaf stamped panel using Neat and Tangled Scalloped die, foam mounted it on a white card base, and added the sentiment, which I had stacked three high.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #262

AAA Card Challenge #110: Ombre

The Card Concept challenge #88: Monochromatic Green

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge: Green

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Thank you so much for stopping by!Thanks

I combined the small leaf stamps from Hero Arts Flower Garden and Simon Says Stamp Nutty Over You stamp sets. I arranged them on my acrylic block and used three shades of green inks to stamp – making a cha-cha-cha (phrase borrowed from Jennifer McGuire 😉 ) to get an ombre effect.

I also used distress oxide inks on a piece of scrap cardstock to get a green-black ombre, then die cut it using My Favorite Things Big Thanks die. To assemble, I die cut the leaf stamped panel using Neat and Tangled Scalloped die, foam mounted it on a white card base, and added the sentiment, which I had stacked three high.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #262

AAA Card Challenge #110: Ombre

The Card Concept challenge #88: Monochromatic Green

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge: Green

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#734 – You Inspire Me

PE: Caught by Altenew!! Yay!!

Altenew - Caught by Altenew

Hello! After trying to use my color pencils on a non-white card base for so long, and every time obtaining unsatisfactory results, I was finally able to get something satisfactory. The problem with for me was that the card base color would always end up showing through little dots, no matter how much I tried. Trying to cover it by added more strokes just never worked, and I started wondering if it was my fault or the paper’s!!

You Inspire Me

This time, I first stamped the image in dye ink before coloring. This, I found, somehow helped spread the pencil coloring better. Not sure how; maybe it was only this cardstock; but it did. Now, these images are solid, and I don’t think I can use the same trick on any the image I want to color (when they are outline images).

You Inspire Me

The images are from Altenew Lacy Scrolls, which I colored using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. Once I was done coloring, I trimmed the gray panel and added a few scored lines in the background. I then adhered it over a black card base, and added the sentiment, from Altenew Label Love along with a few black gems.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Altenew Inspiration challenge for February

The Card Concept challenge #87: Freshly Brewed

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#720 – Guest Designing at Tic Tac Toe challenge

Hello! Today I have the pleasure of Guest Designing at the Tic Tac Toe challenge! I am so happy and so excited!!

Here’s the tic tac toe board for the challenge #33

Challenge Board

Though not in a single line, I wanted to include a kraft card base and use red in my card. The only solution? Use two lines! So, I’ve used both Sentiment-Die cut- Kraft and Red-Die cut-Vellum in my card. And here it is –

Celebrate - Its Your Day

I used My Favorite Things Flashy Florals and Distress Oxide Inks to stamp the images on a Kraft card panel. I die cut the panel using a die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 and foam mounted it on a black card base.

Celebrate - Its Your Day

The die cut sentiment is from Neat and Tangled, called Celebrate, and the stamped portion comes from Waffle Flower Congrats stamp set. I heat embossed the die cut sentiment in gold some 2-3 times, to get a bit of dimension before adhering it to its vellum counterpart.

I am also joining these challenges with my card –

The Card Concept challenge #85: Rustic Blooms

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

My Favorite Things: The Birthday Project: Celebrate

My Favorite Things - Birthday Project

Do stop over the Tic Tac Toe challenge blog to see more fantastic inspiration from the team! They are all amazing and very much inspiring!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#670 – Hello

… and a lot of them too!

Sending Happy Thoughts

I first made the background by stamping the ‘hello’ from Simon Says Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set in pastel colors, then die cut it using My Favorite Things Blueprint 27. The sentiment die cut is something that was left over from a previous project – I die cut Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3 from some paper that I painted silver using acrylic paint, then stacked it with a few more die cuts. The smaller part of the sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped in black ink. I mounted the whole thing over a grey card base.

Sending Happy Thoughts

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon 2017: Stage 3 – to use sentiment/words/phrases’

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

The Card Concept Challenge #78: Pastel Party

Inkspirational Challenge #144: Hello

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂