Thursday, April 12, 2018

Vibrant Colours at Seize the Birthday

Thursday means it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday

Our optional "topping" this time around is VIBRANT COLOURS. This is not a huge challenge for me; as I looked through my cards for Seize the Birthday so far, most of them are nice and bright. But if you're not as fond of bold colours, our toppings are always optional — as long as it's a birthday card, come and link up with us! 
Another thing I noticed as I looked through my first few months with Seize the Birthday... I haven't done any cat birthday cards! I thought I should rectify that oversight: 

I did think I'd make my own background, and went to work with stencil, embossing paste and some watercolour powders. I was less than thrilled with the result. Second option — patterned paper! It's hard to beat this particular design for vibrant colours. For that reason, I kept my kitty colouring to gentle greys as contrast, apart from the bright pink collar. The flip side of the paper is navy, so I used a scrap of that for the sentiment banner. 
That card was so easy, I decided to make another! 

I went portrait layout for this one. This part of the paper isn't quite as bold as the first section I used, so I decided I could go with a vibrant cat this time. A big happy and a white embossed birthday on black completed the card. 
With the colours and the die cut sentiment, I'm adding this to the current Just Us Girls word week challenge: BOLD.  

I hope you'll join us! 

Supplies: white & black cardstock, Memory Box grey card base, American Crafts Margarita Tango patterned paper, MFT Cat-titude & Cool Cat stamps & dies, Simon Says Stamp Happy stamp, Versamark & Versafine onyx black inks, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Copic & Spectrum Noir markers, Winnie & Walter In a Word: Happy & Katharine cutaways & MFT blueprints 24 rectangular frame dies, foam tape

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Dotty Jo x said...

Oooooo, lovely kitty cards! Must play along with this one, Jo x

JoAnn said...

Love the vibrant colors in your cute kitty cards. Great choice with those papers.

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulously vibrant cards and they have kitties on them!!! Wow great job.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Oh my I just love those kitties. Your choice of backgrounds just accents their cuteness. Great choices.

Barbara said...

Yes, these colors are vibrant and really make a sweet and fast card. I love the kitty even though I am allergic to them. Achoo! Lol

TaeEun said...

Love the bright and happy stripes on both cards!!! Great colorful CAS design !!!

Anonymous said...

Loving those bright and colorful stripes! Beautiful rainbow backgrounds, perfect backdrop for the kitties!!
hugs, Ashwini

Nancy said...

These two cards look great Lindsey! Sometimes we just have to stick with plan B. HUGS!

stampwithsandy said...

Cute, cute kitty cards, Lindsey! I love the terrific patterned paper, too. Ps- since you have two cards, they would be perfect for the Twofer Challenge- pets!

KimCreate said...

Two super cool vibrant cards! I love to make 2 at a time, so build up the stash! You're are great!

Glenda J said...

Love the patterned papers you chose! Super cute cards.