#764 – Happy Birthday, Ma

Hello! Its time for another challenge at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog, and this time, the cake doesn’t have any toppings! That’s right, its time for an Anything Goes challenge!

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For my DT card… or rather.. I wasn’t thinking of STB when I was making this card.. I was thinking of my Ma, and if she would like it, since it was for her birthday!! 😉

Happy Birthday Ma (with envelope)

I used the images from Altnew Peony Bouquet. Simple stamping, nothing special. Once I was done stamping the images, I used another stamp set to add the tiny black dots/circles – Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus. I also added more dots using some metallic gel pens.

While stamping, I made sure to leave some white space where I would eventually add the sentiment.

Happy Birthday Ma (closeup)

For the sentiment, I die cut several pieces using Altenew Bold Alphabet dies. For the topmost layer, before removing the pieces, I masked off a portion of the cardstock, blended in the same lightest ink I had used for the flowers. After removing the mask, I used a gold gel pen to add a single straight line, right at the edge of the blending. Finally, I stacked all the pieces, then adhered it on the cardbase. The stamped portion of the sentiment is from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Happy stamp set.

Happy Birthday Ma

I have some cardstock which seemed too thin to me to make cards from. I instead used them for my envelope. I used the same stamps, and dies, this time choosing colors which are closer to the color of the envelope. This made the envelope a lot closer to the design of the card. 🙂

I know for sure that my Ma liked the card, since her birthday is long over! And I hope you liked it too!

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

The Flower Challenge #21: One from the Previous Challenge (I chose Challenge #11: Focus on Background Stamping)

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Global Design Project challenge #143: Theme challenge: Live it, Love it, Share it

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Bright & Cheerful

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Check out the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from out fabulous DT and also from our talented Surprise Party Guest, Sonja K! And don’t forget to join the party! 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

 

 

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#762 – You Make Me Happy

Hello! I am continuing making easy-to-make cards, trying to bait my lost mojo. This card here is inspired from the colors in the inspiration from the Ellen Hutson challenge –

You Make Me Happy

I stamped the big Mondo Magnolia flower from Ellen Hutson in MFT Hybrid ink, then drew some leaves and colored them both using Zig brush pens. I then fussy cut this and set it aside.

To create the background, I chose craft cardstock and randomly stamped a leaf image from Reverse Confetti Tall Blooms, first in white pigment ink, then, once it dried, in a purple ink. I then foam mounted the magnolia image on top.

You Make Me Happy (closeup)

The sentiment comes from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Carolina’s Florals and Hero Arts All Occasion Messages. These too, I fussy cut and foam mounted. To embellish, I added some black glitter stickles on the flower and a pink pearl in its center.

I am joining the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps challenge #296: Anything Goes

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Ellen Hutson May Color Trends Challenge: Floral Fantasies

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The Flower Challenge #38: One from Previous challenge (I chose challenge #3, which is ‘To use an older stamp/die’)

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

 

#740 – Seize the Birthday – Teal and White

Hello! We have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday, and everyone’s invited! While the challenge is more or less an ‘anything goes with a birthday theme’, we do have an optional topping. And the optional topping this time is ‘Teal or White’.

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And here’s the card I made –

Happy Birthday

I went with an ombre look, with a lighter and darker shade of teal. I first created the background using distress oxide inks, then added a die cut layer of white card stock, which I die cut using Lil Inker Designs Diamond Chevron. The sentiment panel is Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy and the flowers are from Lesia Zgharda Kvity’s Contours and Leaflets stamps.

With this card, I am also joining

The Flower Challenge #18: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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Timeout Challenge #105; where they are celebrating their 4th birthday!!

Stamplorations March Challenge: All About Spring and Faith

I do hope you also stop over the Seize the Birthday challenge blog, where you can see much more inspiration from our talented DT and our amazing Surprise Party Guest, Kimberly Lackenbach! And don’t forget to join the fun – remember you can choose to go with or without the topping, as long as it is a birthday project!

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#738 – 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!! I love this challenge, cuz we get a total 9 ways of playing along!!! Awesome!!

Here’s the Tic Tac Toe board for the challenge #38

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I chose to use Polka Dots — Die Cuts — Happy combination. Here’s what I made –

You Make My Heart Happy

I used Technique Tuesday Lots of Dots to make the polka dotted background, and We R Memory Keepers Weave embossing folder over the teal cardstock to get some texture. The flowers are from WPlus9 Watercolored Anemones, which I stamped using distress inks, misted with water. The die cut sentiment is from Winnie & Walter In a Word: Happy, and the stamped portion is from Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder. After assembling the card, I added some clear white gems to embellish the card.

You Make My Heart Happy

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

The Flower Challenge #18: Anything Goes

A2Z Scrapbooking March Challenge: Anything Goes

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Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Challenge: Green

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Do stop over the Tic Tac Toe challenge blog to see what more can be created using this board. The DT is totally inspiring!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#694 – Thanks For Everything

PE: CAS(E) This Sketch Favorite!!

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Hello and welcome! Its been some time I last worked on Kraft base cards, and somehow a ‘thanks’ theme with kraft seemed like the perfect fit.

Thanks for Everything

I made this card using the three basic and simple basics of card making – stamping, embossing and die cutting. I used the images from Reverse Confetti Blooms n Buds for stamping everything in tones of brown, die cut the sentiment ‘Thanks’ using Neat & Tangled Jounaling Alphas, the rest of the sentiment stamped from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint, finally the embossing in the background is using We R Memory Keepers Weave embossing folder. Very simple, but looks complicated. 😀

Thanks for Everything

Joining the following challenges with my card –

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #247

Fusion Challenge: Grateful

Paru’s Card Making November challenge: Thank You

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Stamplorations November CAS Challenge: Anything Goes + Brown

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Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#693 – Thanks

PE: Winner at Paru’s Card Making challenge!

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Winner at Altenew challenge! Yippie!!

Winner at Stamplorations CAS Challenge!! Yay!

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Hello! Made this card with the current Altenew challenge colors. Mostly using oranges and browns, with a splash of yellow in an otherwise earthy colored card.

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I used Altenew Watercolored Wonders with distress inks. The sentiment comes from Honey Bee Stamps Brush Grunge Alpha. I added some dots using gold pearl pen.

Thanks

Joining the following challenges with my card –

Bastel Traum challenge: Thanks

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The Flower Challenge #14: Clean and Simple

Paru’s Card Making challenge: November theme: Thank You

Altenew November Inspiration challenge

Stamplorations November CAS Challenge: Anything Goes with browns

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#682 – You Are Incredible

Hello! At times, I feel like bringing out a coloring medium.. and then I keep going with the same thing, until I suddenly realize that its all I’ve been using. Happened this time with my color pencils. I suddenly realized that it’s been some time since I took them out, and started some coloring with them. And then I just kept using them, and no other media for coloring.. and then it hit me that I wasn’t using anything else! It’s a cycle that never fails to repeat.. and I already know what’s on my list next – Zig colro brush pens.. yup, its been a while since I took them out! 😉

Anyway, I digress. This is what I made using my color pencils.. Also, it had been some time since I took out these old favorites of mine – Altenew Persian Motifs stamp set. And it made just the most beautiful combination! 🙂

You Are Incredible

On some scrap cardstock, I stamped the flowers in a light kraft ink, then colored them using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I then fussy cut them. On a card panel I stamped the a few more images using the same ink, and colored only a few ares with a light grey color. I also stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set, using a dark brown ink. I trimmed this layer, and foam mounted it on the card bas and also foam mounted the fussy cut flowers.

You Are Incredible

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Altenew October Inspiration Challenge

Ellen Hutson October Mix it Up Challenge with Altenew

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The Flower Challenge #13: Use Your Favorite Flower. They are celebrating their first birthday – yippie yay yay!! And like Aileen says in her blog, it’s pretty difficult for me too, to choose my favorite flower stamp, but this one is definitely an old favorite! 🙂 (Oh, and I would love to have the Neat & Tangled Bloom stamp & die set, if I win!)

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂