Friday 29 March 2019

Spring Birthday Milestone!

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday!
The toppings option this time is Spring, which is a long way off here in Australia, although it's my favourite time of year!

If flowers aren't your thing, then you can always play along with the anything goes birthday option.

A colleague at work asked me to make a card for her Mum who was turning 80 and said she loved flowers and the colours pink and purple.

I laid down some distress oxides in pink and purple on a craft mat, spritzed with water and patted some watercolour paper into the puddles. I dried that off with a heat gun, then sprayed the paper with some glimmer mist. Love the splotchy look!

The large and small flowers were punched out, the black stamens and leaves were diecut.

I diecut the numbers, inked them with versamark and heat embossed with black sparkle powder.

The textured background is from a Simon Says Stamp embossing plate. I would have liked the texture to be a bit more prominent, but couldn't get it anything better with my cuttlebug or big shot plus.
I'll have to keep experimenting with the sandwich!

Here's a close up that shows the shimmer.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where it's anything goes.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

Retro Rubber has a tic tac toe challenge and you must use at least one stamp that is more than a year old. I've used a sentiment stamp from Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers set, which dates from 2016.
My row is sparkle, leaves and heat embossing.

RRCB 107

Punches: Stampin Up Pansy punch and EK success small flower.
Dies: Memory Box cherry blossom and Parker numbers; Elizabeth Craft curvy leaves; Spellbinders Circles; 
Other: Simon Says Stamp Cora embossing plate; distress oxide inks; versafine ink, clear ep; black sparkle ep. Dazzling diamonds glimmer mist.
Stamps: Happy Little Stampers doodled flowers sentiment.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Donna Scholz said...

Your friend's Mother is going to LOVE this card Cathy!!! Well designed and executed with it's lovely flowers and shiny "80"! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us a Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! -Donna

Love Your Laneways said...

It's always nice when you can combine a card you have to make with a card you need anyway, and this one is beautiful! Gorgeous flowers and pretty CAS design.

Ashwini Rao said...

Beautiful card, Cathy! Love that subtle hint of texture in the background and the sweet flowers.

Anita in France said...

What gorgeous shimmery blooms, Cathy ... the dimension is brilliant against the subtle background embossing! Hugs, Anita :)

JoAnn said...

Very pretty for a special milestone birthday.

Jan Clothier said...

What a lovely clean design! The tiny details such as water splashing your inks for the petals and sparkle embossing the numbers really elevate your card to a new level. Love this, Cathy! Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge this week.

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty card and love the effect on the flowers form the oxides. The subtle embossing looks pretty and such a unique and gorgeous card x.

Helen said...

A perfect birthday card for your mum, Cathy! I'm sure she will love it! The colours you created for your flowers are soo pretty and work perfectly against the subtle background! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week!

Barbara said...

This is a great design for a special birthday. I admire the flowers and how you added the sparkle.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Simple and stunning! Lovely card.

Angelnorth said...

Lovely card for a special birthday, the sculpted flowers look great and the touch of texture and sparkle lift it not something special! Great use of the tic tac toe elements at Retro Rubber!

Neva Cole said...

Lovely lovely job with this great birthday card! I am sure the recipient will be delighted! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber with our Tic Tac Toe challenge!

Leslie said...

Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers March "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Leslie, HLS Dies Team
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Mandy said...

Gorgeous CAS card Cathy! It's so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful! Such a beautiful set of florals, the sparkle is so pretty, and the embossing is perfectly lovely! What a thoughtful card for a special day! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Retro Rubber challenge this week!

Pat said...

I love the beautiful pink and purple flowers Cathy, and the softly embossed background with the contrast of the black circular wreath shape with the number in the middle is the perfect background to the flowers which sit really prettily on the top. The perfect card for your colleague's Mum. x

Nancy said...

Don't you just love that spritzing technique? It is fast and always has great results! This is beautiful Cathy!

TaeEun said...

It is a beautiful birthday card and I love the subtle embossing on the background!
The glimmer splatters on the flowers were a great touch!

Glenda J said...

Gorgeous CAS card. Your flowers are absolutely perfect. The texture just adds the perfect subtle touch.