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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Surprise Party Guest at Seize the Birthday!


I don't have to keep it a secret any more... I'm the Surprise Party Guest at Seize the Birthday for July and August! If you aren't familiar with this, Seize the Birthday is a bi-monthly challenge where it's all about birthday cards. There is an optional "toppings" challenge, but as long as your project is birthday-related, it's worthy of entry! It's a great way to keep your stash stocked with birthday cards and crafts. 


Today is the start of a new challenge, and the topping is "RED, WHITE AND YOU" — the third colour is your choice! 
Do you ever overthink something that should be really simple? Sigh. White and black are rarely included in colour challenges... they are usually considered neutrals and don't count towards the colours used. But here white is named. Does that mean if I used black, that would be my third colour? If I chose, say, blue, did that exclude stamping something in go-to black ink? Sure, I could have asked Nancy, the challenge CEO, but where's the fun in that? My final decision... grey is my colour of choice. 


Grey also let me ink and colour my kitty in my default Duncan the cat colours. ;) He is popped up on a stitched square of polka dot patterned paper liberated from a valentine-themed paper pad, and then on a stitched white rectangle. I used the same grey ink to stamp and emboss the two sentiments. Finally, a grey card base to finish my clean, simple and three-colour card. Birthday and CAS makes this card perfect for the Happy Little Stampers July CAS challenge! And by going with my "grey is a neutral" theory, my predominantly red and white (O Canada!) colours are also eligible for Shopping Our Stash's Flag Day challenge. 
I'm looking forward to seeing what colours the regular party-goers (the design team) chose! You have two weeks to play along. Hope you will! 


Supplies: white cardstock, Memory Box dove grey card base, Echo Park Head Over Heels patterned paper, MFT I Knead You & Cool Cats stamps & dies, Versafine smoky grey ink, Ranger clear embossing powder, Spectrum Noir markers, MFT stitched square & Blueprints 24 dies, pop-dot tape

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15 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Hey, congrats on a cool GDT gig! Love your card, Jo x

JoAnn said...

Glad to have you as our part guest at STB. Your card is adorable with that cute kitty.
JoAnn

Nancy said...

Wow you card is terrific Lindsey and your blog post is amazing! Thanks for such a wonderful shout out about our challenge blog! We are the lucky ones for sure! Have a great day!

Chris Dring said...

Look at you, all STB Guesting and all! Woo hoo! Congrats! Your card is, of course, CAS purrrfection! (See what I did there?) Also, thank you for joining the fun at Shopping Our Stash!

experimentswithcardmakingetc said...

Wow, Lindsey, it is really great to have you as our Guest! Thank you so much!
I muse say I had fun reading your post! And the card is just too cute! I love how you've added that pretty polka dotted pp to your background for that adorable kitty!! And using grey as your third color is so clever (sorry Nancy had you thinking so much!! ;))
xx Ashwini

Barbara Godden said...

Congratulations and such a super cute CAS card.

TaeEun said...

What an adorable CAS card! The little cat really pops up on the red polka dot panel! Thank you for being our Surprise Party Guest, Lindsey :)!!!

Barbara said...

Welcome to the team Lindsey! Love your CAS card. You and I thought alike on this one. Our added color to the red and white was gray. Your sentiment and cute little kitty are adorable.

Donna said...

Super awesome card sistah!!
Thanks for joining the flag day challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Colleen said...

Welcome Lindsey, it is wonderful to have you as our party guest at STB. Darling card...cute kitty and love the gray! Have a great week!

stampwithsandy said...

Lindsey, this adorable! I have this stamp set too and its my kitty favorite. Hope to see a pic of your inspiration cat someday, too!

lauren bergold said...

this is just flat-out awesome in every way, as well as being a great use of your patriotic colors! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! <3

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun CAS card!

Patti said...

This is too cute! I really like the polka dots to highlight your sweet cat.

So happy to have you joining us at STB : )

Patti

Glenda J said...

Love this colour combination - such an adorable card. Fabulous CAS too. So glad you're joining us this summer.