Seize the Birthday – Stripes

 

Hi there.  I’m back today with my second guest designer card for Seize the Birthday and the optional topping this round is Stripes.

 

 

I chose to use the toppings again to create this colourful birthday card.

 

 

First, stamped the dragon and cake piece with Memento black ink on Neenah cardstock.  Coloured them with Copics then fussy cut them out.  Used my paper trimmer to cut a piece of mixed media paper down to A2 size.  Blended Distress Oxide inks (Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean) with a mini blending tool.  Overlapped the colours to get secondary colours.  Spritz with water and lifted with a paper towel for some texture.

 

 

Next, die cut the Large Stripe cover plate from regular white cardstock then black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.  Finished by adhering the elements onto a white top folding card base.

 

 

 

And that does it for me, but click HERE to see the beautiful birthday cards from the fabulous design team at Seize the Birthday.  Hope you will join us!  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs  Mix It Up Challenge #45
Always Happy Birthday  July Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Birthday Cake
Inkspirational  #165 Birthday
Addicted to Stamps and More  #301 Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday Challenge Use a Die/Punch

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #375 – Olive and Tangerine

Hello there!  Hope you were able to clear out some of your bits box in our last challenge.  We are back with a new challenge today at Less is More (LIM).  It’s a colour challenge and the colours are Olive and Tangerine.  Our May winner, Lynne of Cards from Lynne’s Loft, is our wonderful guest.  We welcome back Seven Hills Crafts as our sponsotpr this month.  Be sure to participate in all challenges this month to be in the running for a prize from them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIGER LILIES

 

I will admit this colour combo was challenging for me.  I finally settled on colouring these lilies as Tiger Lilies for my card.  Stamped the flowers with Memento black ink on Neenah cardstock, masking in between.  Coloured with green and orange Copic markers.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.

 

 

For a bit of interest, framed it by die cutting it with a stitched rectangle.  Die cut four more rectangles from black scraps and stacked them for dimension.  Finished with clear shimmer on the flowers.

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps — #299 CAS
Always Happy Birthday — July Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Birthday Cake
Watercooler Wednesday — #177 Charlotte’s Feminine Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge — H is for Happy Birthday
4 Crafty Chicks — #410 Birthday

 

 

 

That’s it from me.  Be sure to head over to the LIM blog post HERE to find more fabulous inspirations from our guest and my teammies.  Thank you for dropping in.  Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seize the Birthday – Sequins

 

Hi everyone!  I am thrilled and honoured to announce that I will be guesting at Seize the Birthday challenge for the next two months!

 

 

The challenges are anything goes birthdays with optional toppings.  The optional topping this time is Sequins and I chose to use the toppings to create a shaker card.

 

 

 

To start, the Happy Birthday Circle Frame was die cut from mixed media paper.  Attached a piece of acetate on the back.  Added foam tape around the perimeter of the circle to create a frame to encase the sequins.  Ensure there are no gaps.

 

 

Next, took a piece of white cardstock large enough to cover the frame opening and adhered some sequins to it.  I like doing this so you can see the sequins even when the card is upright.  Removed the adhesive liners, added the sequins, then enclosed with the white cardstock.  Attached the completed shaker element to a white card base.  Completed the card by die cutting the circle frame from gold foil cardstock and inlaid it.  The bear, which was previously coloured with Copics last month on day 21 of the Daily Marker coloring challenge was adhered to the front to finish.

 

 

There are plenty of fabulous inspirations from the talented design team at Seize the Birthday.  Click HERE to check them out!  Hope to see your birthday cards in the gallery!  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
MFTThe Birthday Project Add a Bear 
The Paper Players — #400 Celebration
Always Happy Birthday — July Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Birthday Cake
Watercooler Wednesday — #177 Charlotte’s Feminine Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

A Couple of CASE Cards

Hello again!  It’s nice to have a bit more energy the last few days to craft.  This is why it’s my third day in a row that I’m posting!  Today I have two cards to share.   STAMPlorations is celebrating 5 years this month and their challenge is to CASE their STAMPgirls.  There are so many inspiring projects by the talented STAMPgirls.  I just chose what jumped out at me and what I have in my supplies. 😉  These cards were super easy and quick.

 

 

RAINBOW

 

 

First up is this rainbow card from Lisa.  I love rainbows and was wanting to play in the Papercraft #14 Rainbow Challenge anyeway, so this is what resulted.

 

 

On a stitched rectangle die cut from Neenah cardstock, stamped the gifts with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics.

 

 

Black heat embossed the sentiment, then adhered the panel to a white landscape top folding card base.  Added a few clear sequins to finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASCULINE

 

 

Next up is this masculine card from Linda.  I’ve had a couple of NBUS stamp sets from Jane’s Doodles that screamed to be inked up.  And here’s my card.

 

 

On Neenah cardstock and with Memento black ink again, stamped the stack of books, masked it then stamped the cup.  Coloured with Copics and then added some brown splatters.

 

 

Black heat embossed the sentiment and clear heat embossed the steam.  Die cut out with a stitched rectangle die and mounted it with foam tape for dimension to a white top folding card base to finish.

 

 

 

 

Two easy-peasy cards.  Thank you for your time.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
STAMPlorations 5th Birthday CASE the STAMPgirls
Papercraft#14 Rainbow
The Daily Marker — The 30 Day Coloring Challenge
SSS Monday — Food and/or Drink
SSS Wednesday — Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #373 – Friendship

Happy Saturday everyone!  Ready for our next challenge at Less is More (LIM)?  Our theme this fortnight is Friendship!  Easy, right?… and the possibilities are endless.  Bev, the owner and designer for Uniko, is joining us as both our guest and sponsor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLESSED FRIENDSHIP

 

 

Yellow is associated with friendship, so I thought sunflowers would fit the bill. 😉  To start, a stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the sunflower cluster with Memento black ink, and masking each image.  Next blended Mowed Lawn distress ink in the corner with a mini blending tool.  For subtle shading around the flowers, used a Clarity brush.  Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base and adhered the white embossed black sentiment strip.  Added clear shimmer and glossy accents to finish.

 

 

 

Challenges:
Inspired By  — Summer on the Porch
Always Fun — 61 Summer Fun
SSS MondayAll Things Bright and Beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMOUFLAGE FRIEND

 

 

I didn’t intend on another floral card, but after enjoying the colouring process on this card, I wanted to do it again and get more pencil coloring practice in.  So just like that other card, stamped the image on Toned Tan paper with VersaMark ink, coloured with Polychromos and Chameleon pencils, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Die cut ‘Friend’ from the image and popped it up on black fun foam for the dimensional camouflage die cut technique.  White heat embossed ‘happy birthday’ on a black strip.  Finished with some clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear sequins.

 

 

Challenges:
AAA Cards  — Game #116 The 4th Big Birthday Bash
The Flower Challenge — #21 Use a Previous Challenge    (chose #14 CAS)
Watercooler Wednesday — WWC173 Tenia’s Feminine Anything Goes 
Always Happy Birthday — June Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Summer Birthday
Seize the Birthday — Anything Goes Birthday optional topping Beachy Birthday

 

 

That’s it for me and now over to you!  To see the beautiful creations Bev and my team have made to inspire you to play along, please click HERE.  Can’t wait to see you in the gallery.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!