Hi there! We have a topping option for you this time at Seize the Birthday. The option is to create a black and white birthday card.
Of course you don't have to use the topping option to play along but it MUST be a birthday card.
I don't remember where I saw this technique or who I should give credit to but I thought it worked really well with the topping this week. You stamp on the 3 layers and it just flows from one layer to the next so perfectly!
I have to tell you that I soooooo wanted to add just a bit of colour to the center of the flowers...lol!
Stamps: Penny Black, SU
As you can see it takes very few supplies to create this card.
Hope you have a chance to play along with this challenge! Don't forget to check out the other creations by the DT right here.
I was able to get another layout done for the calendar that I make my parents for Christmas and this one actually features a photo of my parents from this past Mother's Day. I am truly blessed to still have them in my life!
Again I have to hold back on a lot of dimension because they don't want a bulky calendar....lol!!
Anyhow I played along with the sketch at Stuck On You Sketches and this is what I came up with. Sketches are always such a great jumping off point don't you think?
My parents always take us all out for supper in June to celebrate my birthday and my daughter's birthday and this year my sister and her husband were able to come also so I snapped this photo of them.
I make a calendar for my parents for Christmas and this layout will be in it. I have to be very careful of not adding too much bulk and dimension since they write all their appointments etc. in this calendar.
I played along with a sketch at Scraptastic but It looks like I'm too late to link up. Boo hoo. :(
It's time again for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! Boy where does the time go? It seems to really fly by in the summer doesn't it?
We have a toppings option for you this time and it's to use stars and/or stripes.
A long time ago I was given this image and I finally got around to colouring it with my Copics. I think it is so adorable but I don't know what the image is called or what company it is from. Do you? If so would you let me know please?
Cardstock: SU, Neenah
PP: Fancy Pants
Stamps: Paper Bakery and ?
Ink: Versafine, Memento
Other: Uniball Signo, Copics, Enamel Accents
As you can see I chose to use the Toppings option by adding stars.
I die cut out the word “happy” and a flourish element from black cardstock and then used the negative piece as my focal point for my card. Behind it I placed the dictionary type paper that is in the kit so it peeks out from the die cuts. I embellished with a few sequins from the store and my card was done.
My next card was all about the patterned paper in the kit that looks like cork. I first made a background layer using the brown cardstock and a muted piece of paper from the kit and stitched around it with my sewing machine WITHOUT using any thread just to poke holes all around the edge. Next I took a butterfly punch and made 9 butterflies out of that fabulous “cork” paper and placed them in 3 rows on the card and put a pearl in the center of each.
My “Hello” sentiment is made using the Jillibean alphas in the kit.
In the kit is this map type paper and I matted it with the striped paper which made me think of air mail envelopes. Do they even still exist? Maybe I am dating myself….lol!
I’ve already shared 2 cards using the April Train Station card kit from Paper Bakery but I still have 3 more that I would like to show you.
The cool wood veneer came in the kit but I just coloured in the letters with a black marker to make them stand out. I also used a bitty bag that I received at some point from Paper Bakery and the Kraft card base is from the March card kit.
For this card I tried another fun technique using the gelato and an embossing folder. The “happy” and the hearts are from the exclusive cut file for April and the sequins you can find in the store right here
On my last card I added in some patterned paper from the January card kit. I made one of the tickets from the ticket roll the focal point and I just love the sentiment!
Don’t forget that you can find the April card kit right here.
No I am not talking about Italian ice cream….lol!!
In the April Train Station Card Kit for Paper Bakery you receive an aqua gelato by Faber-Castell. I haven’t really played with gelatos so I did some research……on Pinterest of course….and was inspired by a video made by Darlene DeVries.
Here is my card inspired by the video.
Let me take you through the steps to recreate it.
Spread gesso onto a piece of white cardstock.
Rub your gelato all over. I added a bit of gold gelato too. Then just blend it all in with your finger.
Place one of your favourite Paper Bakery stencils over top and rub off some of the gelato with a baby wipe. You can find all of the exclusive stencils right here.
I also flicked a bit of water onto the piece to add some extra white spots.
I finished up my card by adding some of the gold glitter stars and the thank you wood veneer that I embossed black.
I hope you have as much fun playing with the Gelato in the kit as I did!
One of my most favourite things to do is spend time with my great friends at Memories Manor which is an awesome scrap retreat or what we like to call "home away from home."
On one of these weekends I had purchased a chicken toy for my daughter's puppy and as a little joke I had put it into Mat's bed but she found it before she climbed under the sheets. Darn!! Lol!!
was made using the March Daylight Savings kit from Paper Bakery. Unfortunately it is sold out so I hope you got it before they were gone.
Other products used: A.C. cardstock
Wink of Stella
I also used from the Paper Bakery store these sequins and this stamp set.
I also used the latest sketch at My Creative Sketches. It was such a great sketch that I just had to play along!
The adorable camera paper in the 6x6 paper pad that comes in the kit was perfect to use with an exclusive stamp that came in this scrapbook kit. The kit is still available I see so I would suggest a little retail therapy. :)
That adorable "smile" flair is from Paper Bakery too.