Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

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Hello there!  I’m here today with my next guest post for Seize the Birthday.  It’s a super easy one with Anything Goes… so no optional topping this fortnight!

 

 

I wanted to use this newly purchased Butterfly Gown stencil… so pretty, don’t you think?  And here is my card.

 

 

The side strip was created with the stencil monoprint technique.  To begin, an A2 size stitched rectangle was die cut from Bristol paper.  Masked the right side, leaving a panel down the left.  Next, applied Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch distress inks directly to the back of a Flourish stencil.  Generously spritz it with water, then flipped it over onto the Bristol panel.  A paper towel was used to absorb excess water, completing the stencil monoprint.

 

 

For the image, Black Soot distress oxide ink (DOx) was pounced through the gown stencil with a mini blending tool, and then heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  Stamped the sentiment with Tumbled Glass distress ink and then adhered the panel to a white card base to finish.

 

 

I had a couple of stencil monoprint pieces from a retreat back in May that I turned into birthday cards for a couple of crafty friends last month.  A really fun easy technique.

 

Supplies: Funky Fossil Floral Beauty stencil, WPlus9 Birthday Wishes stamp set, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch DOx inks

 

Supplies: Tim Holtz Wildflower stencil, Paper Smooches Happy Birthday stamp set, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron DOx inks

 

That’s all from me for today.  Find more inspirations HERE from the design team at Seize the Birthday.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up — August Challenge Stencil Monoprint (+stamping+stenciling+heat embossing+glitter+masking+diecutting)
Always Happy Birthday — August Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Water Theme
STAMPlorations Summer CAS Challenge
STAMPlorations Summer Theme & Sketch Challenge Stamp and Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for CAS on Friday Challenge #139 – Butterflies

Hello there!  I am so excited to be guest designing today at CAS on Friday for their challenge #139 Butterflies.  There were so many options, but in the end I used a new die I recently purchased.  And here’s my card.

 

 

I wanted to try the faux stained glass technique and thought this Drifting Side Butterfly die would be perfect for a first attempt.  To start, the solid butterfly was die cut from Bristol paper and the outline butterfly was die cut four times from silver foil paper.  Coloured the solid Bristol butterfly with Zig markers then stacked the silver outline butterflies on top.  Added Crystal Glaze to the individual sections, then set aside to dry.

 

 

For a bit of interest, took a black A2 panel from my stash and scored a grid background with my scoring tool.  Heat embossed the sentiment in silver below the grid.  Attached the panel to a white card base and adhered the butterfly to finish.

 

 

 

That does it for me, but be sure to check out more wonderful inspirations from the design team at CAS on Friday HERE.  Thank you for visiting!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
AAA Cards — #121 Friendship
Addicted to Stamps and More — #304 CAS
Tuesday Throwdown — #404 Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers — August CAS Challenge Die Cuts
STAMPlorations — Summer CAS Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #377 – Pets

Hi everyone!   It’s Saturday and there’s a new challenge at Less is More (LIM)!  Pets is the theme this fortnight.  Our June winner, Hannelie of Desert Diva, is our amazing guest this challenge.  We are also kicking off a new month with our fabulous sponsor – STAMPlorations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PET CHICKS

 

I went the unconventional route after remembering seeing videos of owners walking their chickens on leashes!  Uh… say whaaaaaaaat? 😂  Anyway, here’s my card.

 

 

The chick image was stamped with black Memento ink on X-press It cardstock, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.  The tag was die cut next from Bristol paper and black cardstock.  On the Bristol tag, blended Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron distress oxide inks with a mini blending tool through a sunburst stencil.  Overlapped the colours for a good blend and also to get the spectrum of rainbow colours.

 

 

Stamped ‘hello’ directly on the tag in black and white heat embossed ‘birthday chick’ on a black strip.  Offset the tags for a shadow effect and added white Baker’s twine.  Mounted the tag with foam tape onto a Whisper White stitched rectangle panel.  Gotta have some sparkle, so added clear shimmer to the background to finish.  In hindsight, I should have used a shimmer spray and spritz right after the ink blending. 😉

 

 

 

Are you ready to play along?  Head over to the LIM blog HERE to see more inspirations from our guest and my team.  Can’t wait to see your CAS pet creations!  Thank you for stopping in.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
AAA Cards — #120 Somewhere Over the Rainbow
CAS on Friday — #138 Tag It!
CASology — Week 309 Sunbeam
Watercooler Wednesday— #182 Kath’s Feminine Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers — August CAS Challenge Die Cuts
STAMPlorations — Summer CAS Challengeu
STAMPlorations — Summer TAGplorations Challenge
STAMPlorations — Summer CUTplorations Challenge (Luggage Tags)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas August Challenge – Tree

 

Hello again!  I’m back with a second post today and Trees is this month’s theme at CAS Christmas.  I think this may be the first theme where I have too many options to choose from! 😂   I ended up picking a die and made this easy card.

 

 

First off, a stitched frame was die cut from Bristol paper using two different sizes of stitched rectangle dies.  The larger die was then used to die cut a rectangle piece from Bristol paper.   Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks were then blended on with a mini blending tool.  Spritz it with water, then with a DIY shimmer spray for some sparkle.  It’s super sparkly IRL.

 

 

Took the tree die next and die cut from that.  Heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  Assembled those two pieces together onto a regular stitched rectangle from my stash, then mounted it all onto a white card base to finish.

 

 

The fabulous Barb of Barb’s Studio Creations is back with us as our guest.  We also have two new talented designers — Colleen and Linda — joining our team and you can find out more on the blog HERE.  There you will also see more wonderful inspirations from the team.  The challenge runs till August 24th so I hope you will join us.  Thank you for stopping in.  Enjoy your day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More — #303 Holiday
Sweet Stampers — #22 Christmas in July
Dragonfly Journeys #123 Christmas in July

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uniko Challenge #48 Reminder

 

Hi there!  This is my guest reminder post for Uniko Challenge #48.  To refresh your memory, here’s the graphic inspiration for the challenge.

 

 

The colours, number two and optional twist for a child were the inspirations for this fun birthday card I made for my nephew!  Can’t believe he is turning 3 at the end of the month!  He and his grandfather (my dad 😉) have birthdays only 6 days apart.

 

 

Since the ladybugs are facing each other and I wanted these two critters to do the same, I mirror stamped the alligator on Neenah cardstock with Memento black ink.  Coloured with Copics then fussy cut him out.  Next, I stamped the hippo on A2 size X-press It paper with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics as well.  Masked him, then stamped the explosion bubble in red followed with heat embossing the sentiment in black.

 

 

The panel was then die cut with a Wonky Stitched Rectangle, then mounted with fun foam onto a white card base.  For more dimension, popped the alligator up with mounting tape to finish.

 

 

 

There is plenty of time to play along.  And if you need more inspiration, check out what the other half of the design team at Uniko have made HERE.  Thank you for your visit.  Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
The Male Room — 5th Birthday
That’s Crafty — Animal Magic
Moving Aong with the Times — #77 For the Boys
Patti‘s Linky Party — Bringing Smiles (Patti, hope this made you smile and this (partying) is what you’ll be doing when you find and settle into your new home!)