#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.

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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

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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!

#995 – Rainbow Stripes and a Small Present

Hello and welcome! It’s time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday challenge and this time, Jules has given us the topping of ‘Stripe It Up!‘. Of course, there’s the choice of going without this optional topping and joining us with any new birthday project you’ve created.

And here’s what I made –

I started with the rainbow striped background. I used the thickest stripe stamp from the Winnie & Walter Stripes stamp set, chose bright inks in rainbow colors, and after inking the stamp and misting it a bit, stamped it over a white card base. Once the entire front was colored, I added quite a few splatters of water on top and lifted the ink off. I then left the panel to dry.

I then used the Winnie & Walter Ring in the Celebration stamp set to heat emboss a few of the ‘rings’ in gold, and used the coordinating die set to cut them. I also die cut an extra piece out of scrap cardstock to adhere behind them, and got quite a bit of dimension stacking them all. For the sentiment I used Clearly Besotted Scrumptious Script and heat embossed it in gold, and fussy cut it.

When I arranged them on the rainbow striped panel, I felt it was a bit lacking, so I used star stamps from JustRite Bokeh Time to add stars around the rings using white pigment ink. The ink is just barely visible, which worked just right for me for this design. 🙂

And that’s my card! Checkout more use of stripes on cards with all my friends in the DT and our Surprise Party Guest Deepti Aggarwal at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog. And don’t forget to join the fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#790 – You Are Amazing

Hello! I made this card to send to a dear crafting friend, Sandie and now that it has long since reached her, I am sharing it! Such a charming lady filled with drive – that’s what I felt after just a few mail exchanges. And I made this card to suite that feeling I had.

I tried to make it a bright card, so, tried making it with lots of flower/leaf layering.. and I am quite happy with how it has turned out! … and I hope she liked it too!! 🙂

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I kept the images ready by stamping them with distress inks, misted with water. The flowers and leaves are all from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers. I had shared another card which used the leftovers from this project earlier here.

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Once I decided how to arrange the florals, I proceeded to the base… which took a long time.. a very long time. In the end, I die cut the pieces using Lil Inker Designs Pointelle die and used distress paints Antiqued Bronze and Tarnished Brass. I like how the texture and mix of color makes it look like wood, but still will carry some shine with it. Once dried, I adhered it directly over the card base, then adhered the flowers on it.

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For the sentiment, I used stacked up die cut pieces, which I die cut using Altenew Inline Alpha dies. The other part of the sentiment is from Avery Elle Laurels, which I heat embossed with two layers of copper embossing and one layer of clear sparkle embossing.

And extravagant card in the end..

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Winnie & Walter Color Combo challenge with Heather H: Anything Goes (and this is the color palette I chose)

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Inspired By Challenge: Rustic Summer

Calling All Sisters challenge #16

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Stamplorations Summer Theme & Sketch challenge

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Addicted to Stamps and More challenge 307: Make Your Mark

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