Thursday, June 5, 2014

Welcome Summer at Seize The Birthday

Hi!  It's time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday.  The Toppings Option, if you choose to use it, is Summer Time!   As always, you don't have to use the Toppings...that's long as it's a Birthday card.

Summer Time!

I knew exactly what stamp I wanted to use when I saw the Toppings option.  Actually, this stamp hadn't even seen ink until now.  So, it was about time!

This card was inspired by some of the early morning skies I see when I'm out for my early morning walks.  I love sunrises and sunsets.  The colors can be amazing!

I sponged this background using distress inks and my Tim Holtz foam blending tool.  The clouds were created with a smidge of Black Soot distress ink, on the edge of the foam pad.  Then I used a white Signo gel pen to add a little dimension to them.  Next I stamped the tree and finally, I sponged onyx black ink over the edge of a torn piece of cardstock to create the ground.

For the sentiment panel, I sponged a piece of white cardstock with the same pink ink that I used in the sky.

Okay, now it's time for you to check out what my team mates at Seize The Birthday have created for your inspiration.  Just click HERE!
I hope you'll join us in this fun challenge...we love seeing what everyone creates.

Supply list ~
Cardstock: whisper white (SU), white (PTI)
Stamps: forever young (SU), wreath for all seasons (PTI)
Ink: black soot, faded jeans, stormy sky, victorian velvet (Ranger), onyx black (Versafine)
Other: blending tool and foam pads (Ranger), white gel pen (Signo)


  1. The silhouette image is stunning!!

  2. The colors are amazing! I wish I was there swinging in that swing. Nicely done!

  3. This is stunning Susie! You've created such a lovely summer scene.

  4. Pretty card Suzie. Love the colors you used with the silhouette image.

  5. What a great stamp...glad it finally got inked! Your card is stunning! You have created a work of art! Well done Susie!

  6. I love this sweet silhouette card! I have seen a sky like this in my lifetime and this brings back memories of those sunsets :)


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