Seize the Birthday ( Challenge #17 )

Good Tuesday Morning!  Today I have another card made for the Seize the Birthday blog.  This week is challenge #17…and it’s a really fun sketch:

You can click on the sketch to go to their website and add your own fabulous birthday card based on this sketch.  The challenge is open until Tuesday, May 28th at noon.

So what did I come up with for this fabulous sketch?  I decided to go feminine this time, and for some reason, I’ve been on a purple and green kick the past few days.  And, I was wanting to take this sketch vintage…

013 (2) So I did!

I began with a 5x 6 1/2 rectangle of olive green cardstock, layered it with a piece of pretty plum cardstock and used Versamark on my Sun Kissed Fleur Pre Cut Background stamp. I then heat embossed with white super fine embossing powder.  A decorative stitch was added to the perimeter.  edges were inked with Peeled Paint Distress Stain and distressed.  I layered the other elements onto varying shades of purple/green cardstock.  The images are from the cut apart pages of Graphic 45’s Place in Time Collection.  Easy Peasy!

014 (2) I added buttons and a gingham bow.  Done! 

016 (2) Another piece from the May cut apart page was added to the interior and the sentiment was stamped.  Quick and easy.

012 (2) I lined the envelope…

011 (2) and the flap.  (There’s a tutorial on how to do this here.)

And that’s it!  I was pleasantly surprised to finish this card in under 30 minutes from concept to completion.  That’s really good for someone who can spend a whole day on one card.  Why don’t you enter YOUR card in the Seize the Birthday challenge this week?  It’s a great sketch, and there’s plenty of time to participate.  I find that challenges often cause me to look at my supplies in a new light, and a fresh perspective is always a good thing.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a dreamy project for Heartfelt Creations. It’s a perfect gift for the bride to be, the expectant mom, or the recent grad.  What do you think it might be?  Come back tomorrow and all will be revealed!  In the meantime, make today beautiful.  Thanks for stopping by…your comments make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!



Product used in this project: Paper: Graphic 45 Place in Time (May cut apart page) cardstock from Bazzil; Stamps: Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur Pre Cut Background Stamp, HOTPBirthday Greetings Stamp Set; Ink: Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink; Tim Holtz Distress Stain (Peeled Paint); From my stash: lace, buttons, twine and scraps

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3 thoughts on “Seize the Birthday ( Challenge #17 )

  1. Cathy Santie

    Such a beautiful vintage card – love your colors and all the beautiful detail inside and out! Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday! 🙂

  2. ncguygirl

    Ooh, love this card! The purple and green looks so nice together, and the images are sweet. I love the vintage stuff (maybe it reminds me of my youth!). Love all the little details on this card!

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