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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas August Challenge – Tree

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Sending Smiles

Hello there!  I’ve been struggling with the heat lately, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to get my card done, but I did!  It was created from all NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff)!

 

 

The locket / key were die cut four times from scraps of silver foil paper, then stacked.  The envelope was die cut from a scrap of regular white cardstock.  The postage panel was die cut from a scrap of watercolor paper.

 

 

Used the splash watercolouring technique and Distress Oxide inks (Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch) to give it colour and texture.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.  Really love this smart sentiment!

 

 

Popped the postage panel up with foam tape onto a white top folding card base, then added the envelope/locket/key to finish.

 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Time Out — #113 Smile Quote
CAS Watercolour — Splash Watercolouring
Snippets Playground #330  Use Sippets
Color Throwdown #502 Cobalt Blue, Aqua, Gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday Cheers

Hello there.  I have a summer birthday card using another image I coloured with Copics on day 17 of the Daily Marker coloring challenge last month.

 

 

I don’t have the matching die yet, so the penguin was fussy cut out.  Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks were blended through a Leafy Frame stencil on mixed media paper.  It was then spritz with water and die cut out with a Stitched Rectangle.

 

 

Cheers’ was die cut out from scraps of white cardstock three times and stacked. It was adhered to black cardstock then fussy cut around to give it a shadow.  Finally, ‘let’s celebrate’ was white heat embossed on a black strip.  The panel was mounted with foam tape on a white top folding card base and Crystal Glaze finished off the card.

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful week!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More — #300 Happy Birthday
Always Fun — #66 Anything Goes
SSS Flickr — #101 Summertime Fun
SSS Monday — Summer Fun