#768 – I Smile…

PE: Caught by Altenew!!

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Hello and welcome! Another one of those quicky cards up here on my blog today! 🙂

I Smile

I stamped the flowers and leaves from Altenew Layered Lily in shades of violet/purple. I also added a few smaller flowers from Beautiful Day stamped in grey ink. I used the same ink to stamp the sentiment also – the ‘i Smile’ is from Mama Elephant Calli letters, while the rest is from Altenew Build A Flower: Rose. I die cut this panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and mounted this on grey cardbase.

Submitting this very simple card to the following challenges –

Altenew June Inspiration challenge

Timeout Challenge #112: Warm

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Calling All Sistahs challenge #14

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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#759 – Beachy Birthday

PE: Honorable Mention at Timeout Challenge!

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Hello and welcome! We have a new challenge on Seize the Birthday blog. The challenge is to make birthday projects, and you also have the option of using a ‘Topping’ that is given in every challenge. And the ‘Topping’ this time is ‘Beachy Birthday’!

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Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

I usually love to make my birthday cards with the optional Topping, and oh, I had lots of trouble with this one. I neither have any stamp sets with a beach theme, not am I adept at creating a beachy scene.. I was totally lost! Thankfully, inspiration struck, and I was able to make this neat, one layered card.

Beachy Birthday

I used stamps from Reverse Confetti ‘Weather it Together’, and drew some squiggly lines for the ocean itself. I colored the scene using Zig Brush pens. The sentiment comes from Bo Bunny ‘Sentiments’ stamp set.

With this card I am joining the following challenges –

Just us Girls challenge #443: Outside

Addicted to CAS challenge #137: Sea

AAA Card Challenge #116: 4th Big Birthday Bash

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CAS Watercolor June Challenge: Ocean

Time Out Challenge #111: Holidays with an optional twist of One Layer Card

I hope you are inspired by this card! 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! 🙂

#756 – You Are…

Hello! One more day to the weekend!! I made this card in a rush today.. just got the idea, for a couple of challenges, and one of them has the deadline coming up… So, it was pretty much a rush job. Didn’t even have time to see/decide whether I truly liked it enough! But here it is –

You Are...

I used the stamps from Altenew Hannah Elements, stamped them on a white cardstock using pigment inks, then clear heat embossed them. I then colored them using Zig brush pens and fussy cut a little out. I then foam mounted this on a dark green cardbase. The sentiment die cut is from Altenew Inline Alpha dies, and the stamped portion is using Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder.

I am joining the following challenges –

Altenew May Inspiration challenge

Timeout Challenge #110: Home Sweet Home

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Thank you very much for stopping by! 🙂

#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!

#747 – Happy Anniversary

PE: Winner at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!!

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Hello and welcome! Today I am presenting the card I made for my parents’ anniversary –

Happy Anniversary

I was totally inspired by this card by Kelly Latevola, which she had made using Neat & Tangled stamps. I absolutely loved the look of the card, though I didn’t follow her technique. And, though also lacking the same stamps, I made this one using stamps from Simon Says Stamp – Summer Garden and Sketch Ranunculus.

I stamped the images in a light grey ink. I did this, since I wasn’t going for a complete no-line coloring – I wanted the lines to be a little visible, but also blend enough, so that it wouldn’t overlap or overwhelm other colors. Grey seemed like a good choice, but I guess brown would also work.

Happy Anniversary

Anyway, I used distress inks for watercoloring. I used two layers of watercoloring, air drying the paper in between – I think this is what Nina Marie Trapini calls under-painting technique. Lighter colored first layer under the vibrant top layer. Definitely looks pretty! 🙂

I then added a few splatters in yellow and dark brown. Once the panel dried, I added those X stitches using Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die. After I mounted the watercolor panel on a dark brown cardstock came the sentiments. They are from a very old stamp set from The Craft’s Meow called Side by Side. I heat embossed it in white, fuzzy cut it. For mounting it on the watercolored panel, I added a couple of cardstock stripes underneath – I wanted dimension, but not too much.

Happy Anniversary

On the envelope, I used the same flowers and stamped them for a tone and tone look, and heat embossed the same sentiment, before adhering the sides. I die cut those stitched Xs using Lawn Fawn Stitched borders die, then rounded the corners.

My parents’ anniversary is due end of this month.. so I hope they like this card! 🙂

With this special card, I am joining the following challenges –

Timeout Challenge #107: Spring (there’s an optional one layer, but mine is not strictly one layered, so I am not choosing the optional element)

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Happy Little Stampers April Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes (not choosing the optional ‘Rainbow’)

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Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Flower Power

SSS - Monday Challenge

Thank you very much for stopping by! 🙂

#746 – Birdie Hello

Hello! I had made this card some time ago to send it to another one of my card making friend. She has long since received it, but I hadn’t written about it yet; so here it is –

Hello

I used stamps from Waffle Flower Enveloper Little Birdie, and stamped the images in a light color on a watercolor paper panel. I then watercolored the scene using distress inks, trimmed the panel and stamped the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Whimsical Friends. Finally, I mounted this on a grey card base.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Inspired by the Little Things #83

Timeout Challenge #107: Spring

Happy Little Stampers: April Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes with the optional choice of Rainbow (this card has all colors of the rainbow!!)

Thank you very much for stopping by! 🙂

#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

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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! 🙂