Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Seize The Birthday 9

Good morning, Friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! I had a "Monday" yesterday. That's all I have to say about that. Glad it's over and I can move on to Tuesday - lol! I did get some stamping done yesterday. Still have more to do as I get ready for the new Card "Create"tions Edition coming up for Create with Connie and Mary. So excited about that! Check out my side bar for more info. More of the same today. At least we will be home earlier. Nick starts his testing today - well all the kids do. Week of testing. He is looking forward to it as it will be a distraction from the regular routine. I told him to hang on for two more weeks and then it's Spring Break! Yea!!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Seize the Birthday. This week was to make a feminine birthday card with the sketch. I love how this site will help keep you up on making birthday cards! Such a great idea! I wanted to try a technique I had been seeing around. For this card I first took a piece of Island Indigo and ran it through the Big Shot using the Argyle embossing folder. This is adhered to a card base of Crumb Cake. Then I took a piece of Crumb Cake and stamped the greeting from Made for You in Island Indigo. This is popped up onto the card. Above the greeting a piece of Island Indigo is adhered down. For the focal point I took a piece of Crumb Cake and embossed the image from Bordering on Romance in white using the VersaMark pad. Then I used markers and a blender pen to color it in. The colors I used were Pool Party, Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Old Olive and I outlined the image with a Crumb Cake marker. This panel is then sponged with Crumb Cake and popped up onto the card. I added three rhinestones to the flower centers. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Bordering on Romance, Made for You; Paper- Island Indigo, Crumb Cake; Ink- VersaMark, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Pool Party, Island Indigo, So Saffron; Accessories- Argyle embossing folder, white emboss powder, blender pen, rhinestones, sponge, dimensionals


  1. Deb this is beautiful! I love this stamp set (wish I had it) and the technique you used is gorgeous. I'll have to give it a try.

  2. This is simply gorgeous! Love the Crumb Cake and Island Indigo together and your image just pops with your coloring and technique. So beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  3. This is a beautiful card, Deb. That Bordering on Romance image is gorgeous to start with and you've colored it so beautifully.

  4. Deb this is so pretty. I just love this image everytime I see it. Love the touch of embossing on the side. So glad you joined us this week at Seize the Birthday.

  5. Great use of Monday Deb. And that card is great. Let us know if there is any giveaway chance for this card. :)

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  6. Love this card, it has real wow value! Great colouring of the flowers.