#1042 – Pop-up Card

Hello and welcome! It’s time for yet another challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time, it is my turn to choose the topping and I chose ‘Make it Pop!‘ Basically, you can use bright colors, funky images, or actually make something pop on your birthday project! If that isn’t your cup of tea, then go for the ‘Anything Goes‘ challenge and join us with your birthday themed project! Choice is yours!

And here’s what I made –

I got inspired by these cards made by Jennifer McGuire. The pop ups are in the card front, instead of the inside, which is where I have usually seen them.

I started with the images I wanted to incorporate in the card. I used My Favorite Things Piggy Pebbles (2019 stamp) and Scene Builder stamps to stamp the image on white cardstock using Versafine Onyx black ink, and colored them using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I then fuzzy cut them and set them aside.

For the card base, I chose a light blue cardstock, over which I adhered the tree & bush background and then added the pop up elements and the cute piggies. I then added a few small die cut flowers from Paper Smooches Flowers and Flowers 2 dies, colored using Zig Brush Marker pens and finally added the sentiment from Concord & 9th Tiny Tagalongs.

And that’s my pop up card! I’m joining the following challenges –

Retro Rubber Challenge #207: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #446: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Add a Sentiment

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Checkout what the rest of the team and our Surprise Guest Designer Bonnie Klass have created for your inspiration at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#1016 – STB: Food, Glorious Food

Hello and welcome! We have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. Its always an Anything Goes challenge with a Birthday theme, but we also have a Topping chosen, if you want to go with it. The topping this time was chosen by our dear friend Lindsey a long time ago as ‘Food, Glorious Food‘.

And this time, I made a shaker card! 🙂 I think Lindsey would have liked this!

This card is inspired by another food shaker card I had made last year. I love the concept of using stamped images instead of only sequins/beads as the shaker elements. So this time, I used cupcakes as one of the shaker elements!

I first stamped the cupcakes from Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes in a light kraft color and then colored them using Zig Brush Markers. I then fussy cut them. For the shaker base, I used Winnie & Walter Buffalo Check stencil on a white card stock panel and used kraft, green and pink colors to lightly brush on the stencil to get a lighter color blending. For the shaker window, I used Neat and Tangled Scalloped die.

Since the cupcakes themselves wouldn’t be enough, I also used a few sequins and beads in the color of the cupcakes in the shaker card. Of course, before finishing the card, I had to stamp the sentiment as well. Its a combination of sentiments from Honey Bee Stamps Pearfect Sentiments and Concord & 9th Tiny Tagalongs stamp sets.

And that’s my card. Checkout what my teammates and our Surprise Party Guest, Åsa Johansson, have created at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog.

And thank you for stopping by!

#991 – Alcohol Ink Seas

Hello and welcome!! We have a new challenge starting at Seize the Birthday and this time, the topping, chosen by our lovely teammate Glenda, is ‘Ocean Creatures‘. The toppings is optional, but as long as your project is birthday-related, it’s worthy of entry.

And here’s what I made –

Though I have only one ocean creature on my card, and a fantastical one to boot. Glenda, please don’t mind 😀

I first made that lovely background using alcohol inks using this press technique that Jennifer McGuire taught. An easy and quick way to get a fantastic look! I used a few normal shades of blue along with Silver and Gunmetal mixatives. I used Hndmd Alcohol Ink Paper for this. I felt that the effect was particularly great, since it looked like corals or splashes of water when the mermaid jumps into the sea. 😀

I then set it aside to dry for some time, and made the mermaid – or her tail – in the meantime.

Using the mermaid from Simon Says Stamp ‘Be A Mermaid’ stamp set, I used Verdigris ep to heat emboss it and then water-colored it with distress inks. After letting it dry, I fussy cut it. For the sentiment, I used a combination of stamps from Concord and 9th Tiny Tagalongs and Paper Smooches Alphadot. I then cut out a banner from one end, added a foiled washi tape to the other end.

To assemble, I trimmed the alcohol ink paper, adhered it on the white card base, then adhered the mermaid to the sentiment banner strip before adhering them both together on the card. I added a few sequins for embellishing.

And that’s my card! I’m joining these challenges as well –

Timeout challenge #208: Birthday

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #424: Any Occasion

Addicted to Stamps - Any Occasion

Checkout the Seize the Birthday challenge blog to checkout more inspiration from our talented DT and our lovely Surprise Party Guest from today, Deepti Aggarwal!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂