Our newest challenge at Seize the Birthday is the classic "Anything Goes"! We always welcome any birthday card at StB, but there is no optional "topping" to help or hinder your inspiration for the next two weeks. ;)
I decided my *anything* would be my new Turnabout Stamp from Concord & 9th!
I have been eyeing the various turnabout stamps for a while, loving what I saw people doing with them, but worried that they might not be as easy as they seemed to rotate and stamp perfectly. But when C&9 decided to create a toolkit last month, I was in. Confession: this panel is NOT absolutely perfect, but looks great anyway, I think. My happy mail finally arrived on a migraine day, but I really wanted to test it out. I grabbed four handy inks and stamped, attempting to follow the instructions, but missing one part. Random inks, imprecise panel placement on the jig, still liked the results. I have a feeling this is not my last turnabout stamp order. :D When I was ready to make today's card, I cut the bouquet panel to size, added a central sentiment and layered everything on a mauve card base. (Ugh! I know it looks more like dusty rose in the photos. Photography has been annoying me no end recently.) A smattering of iridescent sequins adds a hint of bling.
A friend's birthday snuck up on me just the other day, and it was so good having a few cards already made to choose from - so why not make one and come join us! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the blog, where the regular party-goers, plus our surprise party guest Julie have a variety of birthday cards made to impress!
P.S. Happy Valentine's Day!
Supplies: Neenah white & Hero Arts lilac layering cardstock, Concord & 9th Everyday Bouquet & Clearly Besotted Say What stamps, Versamark, Memento new sprout, nautical blue, lulu lavender & elderberry inks, Wow clear embossing powder, Concord & 9th Everyday Bouquet & Winnie & Walter Katharine cutaway dies, Little Things from Lucy's Cards iridescent sequins, foam tape
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