Thursday, October 11, 2018

Seizing the Birthday

Happy Thursday! It's time for another Seize the Birthday challenge, and this time it is truly an Anything Goes challenge — as long as it's a birthday card, we'd love to have you join us! 
With all opportunities open, I went to my Pinterest techniques board for inspiration. I decided to give this technique from Jennifer McGuire a try. 

I stamped a cloud background in white pigment ink, let it dry while I inked up my bird, then sponged the cloud panel with a couple of different blue distress inks. My white ink did not resist the distress inks the way it did for Jennifer (hey, I already knew I'm no Jennifer McGuire), but I like the resulting effect anyway. I gave the bird a branch to perch on, and added a birthday sentiment. 

Now it's your turn! Share your birthday card creations with us, and while you're there, check out the terrific creations of the rest of the design team and our surprise party guest, Marianne.

Supplies: Neenah white linen & DCWV textured brown cardstock, Bienfang white bristol, Hero Arts Colour Layering Bird stamps & dies, Paper Smooches Nirvana & Clearly Besotted Say What stamps, Versafine onyx black, Memento espresso, Catherine Pooler tiara, sauna, mandarin spice & tumbled glass & broken china distress inks, Ranger clear embossing powder, MFT blueprints 27 stitched rectangle, Memory Box woodland branch & Spellbinders circle dies

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Vicki Dutcher said...

That bird is totally awesome looking!

Barbara Godden said...

I agree the bird is beautiful as is the background. Fab. card!!!

JoAnn said...

Love your beautiful bird and the great background. It makes the bird pop.

Barbara said...

I often go to Pinterest for inspiration and then there is Jennifer McGuire too. I try to channel my best Jennifer and sometimes it just doesn't work. Your creation is wonderful and simply a grand card.

Nancy said...

I love this idea and am glad it turned out different for you Lindsey! Super card! Who needs to Jennifer's anyway! LOL

Ashwini Rao said...

I think the cloud background looks awesome! And the bird is so pretty! Beautiful card!