#1030 – Lots of Hearts

Hello and welcome! It’s the third Thursday of the month and we have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. The optional topping this time is chosen by JoAnn to be ‘Red, White plus One color‘.

And here’s what I made –

I wanted to use the Whole Hearted Cover Plate from Neat & Tangled. It’s been in my stash for so long, but I don’t remember if I have every used it!! I thought this was the perfect opportunity! I wanted to die cut a red cardstock and have some other color underneath, but actually did the reverse in the end.

I started with a yupo paper panel, on which I used shades of red alcohol ink and came up with some random pattern. I then used a normal white cardstock panel, stamped the Hero Arts Graph stamp on it (it moved a bit when I stamped, but I thought it looked anyway), then die cut the stamped panel using the Whole Hearted Cover Plate. I then adhered this directly over the yupo panel, which I then adhered to the card base.

For the sentiment, I chose bright yellow ink, and few stamps combined from Winnie & Walter Sketchy Thoughts and Waffle Flower Monochrome and Congrats stamps. I then fussy cut them and then foam mounted them on the card.

And that’s my card! Step over to the Seize the Birthday blog to checkout what our Surprise Party Guest Stephanie Lanzalotto and the rest of the DT has created for JoAnn’s challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#1024 – STB: CASE a Seize the Birthday Designer

Hello and welcome! This is the last time of the year at Seize the Birthday challenge. It’s always ‘Anything Goes‘ challenge with an optional Topping. It’s Barbara‘s turn to choose the Topping and she chose to ‘CASE a Seize the Birthday Designer‘.

And here’s what I made –

I CASEd this card from Shirley. She had made such an amazing card – those colors on the ice cream are so awesome!! Scrumptious!! I just had to CASE this! 🙂

I used watercolors on my card instead of pencils/markers. I picked the same colors and swapped the ice cream cone to Simon Says Stamp Soft Serve Cone Wafer. I die cut the pieces from watercolor paper and then watercolored them using Gansai Tambi. Once it was dry, I added splatters of the same color, but darker, and let all the pieces dry completely. Once dry, I adhered the pieces together

For the background, I watercolored a panel of watercolor paper with a pale green and added splatters of water to get some texture and color variegation. After it dried, I trimmed the panel and embossed it using We R Memory Keepers Geometric embossing folder and adhered it to the card base.

For the sentiment, I cut a piece of pink cardstock using the Winnie & Walter In a Word: Happy die and I chose the sentiment from Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs stamp set, heat embossed it in white on kraft card stock and curved the sides using a punch. I then assembled the card and added a bunch of enamel dots using the Nuvo Drops in white and buttercream colors.

And that finished my card! Thanks to Barbara for giving this awesome chance and to Shirley for the inspiration!!

Do stop by the Seize the Birthday challenge blog to find who CASEd whom and more inspiration from the team and our Surprise Party Guest Åsa Johansson! And don’t forget to join this last party of the year!

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!

#1003 – You Always Believed in Me

Hello and welcome! Time for a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor challenge! As always it is ‘Anything Goes’ challenge, and you can join as long as you feature watercolor in some form in your creation.

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor Challenge - Anything Goes

And here’s what I made for this month’s inspiration –

I stamped the images from Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers and Even More Spring Flowers on watercolor paper from Hndmd using VersaFine Onyx black ink and then colored it using Distress inks. I waited for the images to air dry in between layers and finally added a layer of splatters using brown ink. After letting it dry, I die cut the panel using a die from Winnie & Walter Essentials: Lana Cutaways and then stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Kind Thanks on it and foam mounted it on brown cardbase

And that’s my card! Do stop by the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor challenge blog to checkout more awesome inspirational creations from the DT!

And thank you so much for stopping by!

#1001 – Inking Stencils

Hello and welcome! Time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday challenge and this time we have the topping ‘Use a Stencil‘ from Vicki! Since the topping is always optional, you can just stick with our usual ‘Anything Goes‘ Birthday! The choice is yours!

And here’s my card –

I was very inspired by this card from Virginia Lu – her cards always wow me!!

I started with the card base. I used a gel plate with CrafTangles Mandala Reloaded stencil and distress inks. I first applied a light layer the inks on the gel plate, using a brayer to even out and blend the inks on which I used the cardstock directly. I then adhered the stencil to a side of my white card panel, reinked the gel plate with darker colors and carefully laid the stencil+cardstock on the inked gel plate. I did repeat the top most part by reapplying the ink, so taping the stencil helped. I did use the brayer each time to press the inks on the cardstock.

Setting the panel aside, I used Simon Says Stamp Blooming Meadow stamp for the flowers, fussy cut them out. I foam mounted the stencil panel on white cardstock and then arranged the flowers on top, with the sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sketchy Thoughts stamp set. For embellishing I used tiny orange sequins.

And that’s my card. I’m joining these challenges –

Retro Rubber Challenge #183: Anything Goes (I’ve used the Simon Says Stamp Blooming Meadow which is from Feb 2021)

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #430: Die cuts and/or Stencils

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Checkout more stencil inspiration from all my talented teammates and our inspiring Party Guest Lorraine A in the Seize the Birthday blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by!