Thursday, July 3, 2014

Seize The Birthday - Stars and Stripes!

Yes, it's already time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday!  This time we have a Toppings option of Stars and/or Stripes.

The Topping, as always, is optional.  Just as long as it's a birthday card!

My first thought was to use red, white and blue for the 4th of July holiday, but I decided to go in a completely different direction.  I wanted a feminine card with clean lines/stripes.

My stripes are very subtle.  I used a Stripes Cover Plate die, but instead of using the frame portion of the die cut, I used the strips that were cut out of the cover plate.  Then I added some die cut leaves and a few ribbon rosettes.  I'm really pleased with the results.  It was exactly what I had in mind when I started.
YES...once in a while that actually happens!

Anyway, I hope you'll click on over to the Seize The Birthday challenge blog and see what my ever-so-talented team mates have created.  Then...join in.  We love to see what you create!

Supply list ~
Card stock: confetti white, wild wasabi, certainly celery (SU)
Ink: onyx black versafine
Stamps: boutique borders-birthday (PTI)
Dies: cover plate stripes, turning a new leaf (PTI)
Other: vanilla rosettes (SU)


  1. It may be subtle but it's beautiful!

  2. I like that you went outside the box and did something the other way yet still incorporated the stripes! Lovely card as usual Susie! Enjoy the 4th!

  3. This is beautiful Susie. I love the subtle stripes and pretty roses. Great card. Have a Happy 4th and wonderful weekend.

  4. Your card is very lovely and the raised stripes look great. Thanks for commenting on my card.

  5. Such a pretty card! Reminds me of flowers growing up a garden fence! Lovely job.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the textured background and the beautiful flowers.


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