Thursday, 2 March 2017

Seize the Birthday - Surprise Party Guest!

Hi there

I'm super excited today to share the news that for the next two months I will be your Surprise Party Guest at Seize the Birthday!



I love playing along with this challenge when I can and was so thrilled to receive the email from the lovely Nancy and would like to say a huge thank you to her and her magnificent Design Team for inviting me to join them.

Every challenge at Seize the Birthday is Anything Goes as long as it's a birthday theme and some weeks there are optional Toppings. This time the challenge is purely Anything Goes.



I wanted to use one of my new stencils recently purchased at a craft show so decided to go with the ghosting technique in zesty lemon and lime shades...


On a panel of cardstock I blended from top to bottom on one side with three shades of Distress Inks.  The ghosting technique works perfectly with Distress Inks so I laid my stencil over the blended area, spritzed with water, left for a few moments and then blotted away the colour with a paper towel, leaving the stencil pattern behind.  I die cut the 'you' and blended with the same colours, stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white on a strip of black card, and stamped the 'to' onto the inked panel.  This was then adhered to the base using fun foam.

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover; VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stencil: Dutch Doobadoo - Flower Swirl
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Twice the Thanks
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Sentimental Type
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White

Challenge entries:

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Green
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #231 - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for visiting today and I do hope you'll play along at the Seize the Birthday challenge.  I'll be back in a few hours to introduce this month's new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers.

15 comments:

  1. We are so happy to have you! This card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the background and the striking sentiment. I'm going to have to try this ghosting technique.

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  2. Your inking on this is gorgeous!

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  3. Anita, this card is gorgeous, I must give this a try it looks like a wonderful technique!! Welcome to the guest spot at STB, we are so happy to have you here and to inspire all of us!

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  4. Love the design and color combo on your card. Very pretty.
    Glad to have you as our Special Party Guest at Seize the Birthday.

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  5. Wow, Anita! Such a gorgeous card! The colors, the blending and the ghosting technique - such a charming combination! And using stencil with ghosting is something I don't think I've tried yet - so thanks for the inspiration! :) And thank you so much for joining us as the Surprise Party Guest!
    xx Ashwini

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  6. Wow, Anita! Such a gorgeous card! The colors, the blending and the ghosting technique - such a charming combination! And using stencil with ghosting is something I don't think I've tried yet - so thanks for the inspiration! :) And thank you so much for joining us as the Surprise Party Guest!
    xx Ashwini

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  7. Vibrant, sassy, zingy-fun and simply FABULOUS! Well done on your GD spot Teamie - you rock!

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  8. We are the lucky ones! This card is gorgeous! Love the colors too. Can't wait to see more of your fabulous work.

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  9. Anita this is beautiful! I love your technique and thanks for sharing the how-to. I've pinned this for a future try at it!

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  10. Great Zesty design on this card. Welcome to Seize the Birthday. Loved some of your other designs as I scrolled down to this one. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  11. What a bright, Spring-like card, Anita. I love the technique and your ink blending is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your card at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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  12. Beautiful take on the inspiration photo! I love it!

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  13. Love the stenciling! Very effective!

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  14. What a fabulous CAS design with so many beautiful elements! The ombre blending and the fade out to the right looks so beautiful with that "ghost" flowers!

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  15. so so pretty! love the soft stenciled detail. this is great. thanks for linking up to Curtain Call. Be sure to check back to see who won! :)

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