Seize the Birthday – Water


Hello there!  I’m back with my third guest designer card for Seize the Birthday.  As always, the challenge is Anything Goes Birthday with an optional topping.  The optional topping this fortnight is Water.



I used a couple of new / unused stamp sets to create this birthday card for my dad.  His birthday is at the end of this month.



I purchased this really cool layering Wave stamp set last month and couldn’t think of a better time to use it.  It is one of the easiest, if not the easiest, layering stamp sets I’ve used.  So to start, stamped the wave layers with Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue and Sapphire dye inks on an A2 size Whisper White panel.  Then die cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle.




Next, stamped the surfing shark on X-press It paper with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics.  With no matching dies offered, I fussy cut it out.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.  Mounted the panel onto a white card base with white fun foam, and then adhered the shark with mounting tape to finish.




Initially I couldn’t decide which surfing shark to use, so I stamped and coloured them both.  It seemed like such a waste not to use the other shark, so I stamped a wave background in portrait style, black heat embossed a different sentiment… and voila! completed a masculine birthday card to add to my stash!



That does it for me, but click HERE to see the wonderful cards the design team at Seize the Birthday have made to inspire you to join in.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a super day!







Always Happy Birthday  — August Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Water Theme
The Male Room — 5th Birthday
Creative with Stamps — #29 Father
That’s Crafty — Animal Magic
Moving Aong with the Times — #77 For the Boys








29 thoughts on “Seize the Birthday – Water

  1. WOW! That wave stamp is amazing! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative with Stamps -Pam DT

  2. I’m always amazed that you use different stamp sets together so perfectly, Trina! The sharks are having so much fun big wave surfing. I saw this wave laying stamp set a while ago but I would never have thought about using such a fun way. Thanks for your inspiration! Your dad will sure love the birthday card. Hideko xx

  3. Wow, what a great take on the water challenge, Trina! Love that wave stamp, looks like so much fun to use, and your critters riding the wave are so much fun!

  4. Your card is so fun and cute in a masculine way. I love the wave stamp and the realness of it. The surfing shark and tag along octopus is awesome. What a great card and fun colors and scene. LOVE it. Your dad is so lucky to receive this. Happy birthday to your dad. Thank you for sharing over at Creative with Stamps.

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  5. As I said before but worth repeating! These cards are really fabulous! They just make me grin from ear to ear! I am in awe of your talent Trina!

  6. Fabulous cards Tina, I have the wave stamp and die and must get it out for this challenge. But those sharks – wow I need to add them to my collection. I love giving my son these type of cards as he is an avid surfer, might as well stir him up. Your colouring and design for both cards just perfect.

  7. Wowie!! Totally awesome cards! Absolutely loved both the versions of the card – but I might be a bit partial to the portrait one.. just because! Thank you so much for yet another fantastic inspiration, Trina!

  8. Adorable and beautifully colored wave scenes, Trina. TFS both your very creative cards. Congratulations on being chosen the Guest Designer for Seize the Birthday too. You are so deserving. Hugs..

  9. Two fantastic cards, so atmospheric with the waves. Just love that wave stamp – I think I might need it lol!
    Thanks so much for sharing our 5th birthday challenge at The Male Room.
    Linby x

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