#1028 – Celebrate with Candles

It’s still January and we’re already to our second challenge of the month at Seize the Birthday! This time, the topping was chosen by Colleen to be ‘Candles‘. Anytime is ‘Anything Goes’ as long as it’s a birthday theme. But, if you’re a toppings kind of person you can add a little extra.

And here’s what I made –

I started with the background. I used MISTI to position one of the candle images from Simon Says Stamp Candle stamp and colored it using Zig Brush Markers. I then misted it a couple of times at a distance and then stamped the image onto Linen Textured white cardstock. I then colored in the flames and also drew in the wicks. I then stamped quite a few stars and dots from the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits stamp set and then die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.

For the sentiment, I used Concord & 9th Lovely Letters stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then fussy cut it. I also cut out another piece of scrap cardstock to adhere beneath it. The sentiment below that is from My Favorite Things Well, Hello stamp set. I stamped this on a leftover piece of cardstock, then trimmed it to size before adhering it on a couple of scrap cardstocks. I then adhered both the pieces on the card. For embellishing, I used a few different colored sequins.

And that’s my card! Do stop by the Seize the Birthday challenge blog to checkout what the rest of my team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Stephanie Lanzalotto has created!

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!