Thursday, November 5, 2020

Seize the Birthday: 1, 2, 3


Time for another Seize the Birthday Thursday! We have a fun optional *topping* for you with our new challenge: 1, 2, 3! And by that we mean... ONE die cut, punch or stencil; TWO colours (plus neutrals); and THREE embellishments (same or different)! Of course, we always love to see any birthday-themed creation in our link-up.
I had two different ideas in mind, and then went off in a totally different direction!  


Instead of my first ideas of a stencilled or die cut background, I started by stamping this blueprint stamp on watercolour paper, and watercolored with TWO Gansai Tambi paints. (When I stamped the present, I only heat-embossed the sentiment - I find embossing these Tim Holtz images make them just too dark.) I used ONE fishtail banner die to cut the bottom of my panel. I had cardstock and THREE half pearls that matched the ribbon of the gift! 


Beautiful inspiration from my Seize the Birthday teammates and our new surprise party guest, my friend Julie! I know you may be in the middle of making tags right now ;),  but I hope you will make a birthday card and join us! 

Supplies: Hero Arts colour layering & Recollections black cardstock, Fluid hot-pressed watercolour paper, Tim Holtz/Stamptember blueprints stamp, Versafine onyx black ink, Hero Arts clear sparkle embossing powder, Gansai Tambi watercolours, Sunny Studio Stamps fishtail banners 1 die, Spectrum Noir clear sparkle marker, Queen & Co. lavender half pearls


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17 comments:

Joyce said...

This is a wonderful card....intriguing challenge, too. Love how you've colored that fun blueprint stamp.

Dotty Jo said...

Love your card, Lindsey! I think I'll have to write down that challenge - bit tricky to remember! Jo x

JoAnn said...

Great card Lindsey. I love your blue and purple present and that you had paper and pearls to match.

JulieP said...

It’s purple .... and I love it! 😉🤣 Those pearls are perfect. Thanks for the shout out. I’m excited to play along with you all.

cm said...

Such a clever 1-2-3 card! Love the blue/purple and, as always, your watercolouring is spot on! Fun!
hugs~c

Lisa Arana said...

What? I love this birthday card. That stamp is amazing.

Barbara said...

I love this card for the creative look and the color. Totally splendid!

Ashwini Rao said...

Its awesome!! I don't know how you incorporated the theme - I mean, I know its all there, but its looks so effortlessly done, it seems like it was just meant to be! I totally love it!!

Colleen said...

Terrific card Lindsey! I love your colors and how great to have pearls that match your paper! Fantastic birthday card!

Cathy said...

The fishtail die was a great choice for the gift stamp, love the colours, gorgeous card, Cathy x

Nancy said...

You have just reminded me that I have fishtail dies that I forgot all about! This card is really wonderful! Your colors are perfect together! Well done!

Unknown said...

I love the mix of blue and purple! Your card looks fantastic in those colors!

Carol said...

Love your card! Colors, stamp choice, layout!!

Carol said...

Love your card! Colors, stamp choice, layout!!

Carol said...

Love your card! Colors, stamp choice, layout!!

Glenda J said...

Love this so much Lindsey! That's such a great image - colour choice is bang on and I love the banner die. Perfect for the challenge.

shirley-bee said...

You nailed the brief, Lindsey - fabulous card! Love the fishtail die.