Friday, 25 September 2020

Seize the Birthday 200th Celebration!


 Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and we are celebrating our 200th challenge!

Congratulations to Nancy and the team for reaching such a great milestone, and providing so much inspiration.

To celebrate Nancy and some of the team are generously giving away some prizes for those that participate in a blog hop, and enter a card inspired by our logo.

All of the details are on the challenge blog. Our party guest and the team have some wonderful cards to inspire you, so I hope you can play along.


The colours in the logo were my inspiration for this card.
I diecut the flower from some glossy photo paper that I had smooshed into distress oxide inks, dried, and then wiped with a baby wipe. The baby wipe removes the chalky ink residue and reveals bright colours underneath.

I'm linking up to these challenges:



Always Fun Challenges, where it's anything goes,





Supplies:
Paper Rose blooming flowers background die; oxide inks in picked raspberry, mermaid lagoon, wilted violet and twisted citron; glossy photo paper; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

50 comments:

Barbara said...

A quick and easy card to make but so eye-catching too.

Joyce said...

This is stunning. Love how you incorporated the colors, yet left so much white space.

Nancy said...

I couldn't love this card anymore Cathy! Such a great job with the colors of our graphic! Super job!!

Lisa K said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colors on the flower.

HilaryJane said...

Love that die and those colours with the lovely contrast from the black, inspiring xx

Darlene said...

Beautiful! What a great technique to use for the theme! Fabulous overall design! GREAT job and wonderful inspiration! I sure hope I get time to join in the fun!!

Liz said...

Fabulous card Cathy, love the design and the beautiful colours. xx

Melanie Hungerford said...

Beautiful way to use all those colors together!
Melanie

JoAnn said...

What a stunning card with that big die cut coverplate. Love how you have used the colors to color it, so pretty.

Lindsey said...

Wow, this is one beautiful card! The colours of our graphic look so good backed with the clean white panel. And then the black cardbase makes everything pop!

Pat said...

This cover plate die with te pretty flowers and leaves works beautifully and love the bright oxide ink colours for the smooshing, and using the baby wipe to take away the chalky residue works well to make the colours crisp ad clean. A great CASEing of the logo too, and wonderful to see Seize the Birthday still going strong, and far into the future I hope. x

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Donna3d said...

I love all the beautiful colors you used. The glossy paper really gives it an extra shine. That die is gorgeous too!

Mac Mable said...

A real stunner of a card, fabulous die cut and wonderful colours....I love it x.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Cathy!
What a stunning card. Your colors are so soft and pretty, and the card is just as cute as could be. Thanks for the inspiration in the Seize The Birthday challenge. I plan to play along this week.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Colleen said...

What a unique and clever way to get the colors from the logo on your card, I would have not thought of that, but coloring the die the way you did is really cool and looks terrific!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely way to use the colors, Cathy.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the tip about DO on glossy paper!

Chandhini said...

That's a lovely card, love the beautiful colours and the die.

Brenda in IN said...

This is a lovely way to celebrate the 200th challenge. Your card using the challenge colors is simply beautiful. The blend is perfect and I like that big flower that covers the panel.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome sponged die cut! Made for a gorgeous card

ionabunny said...

Simply beautiful and a little Oh! moment for the baby wipe/DOX tip. Thanks. Hugz

Julia Aston said...

Lovely inking on your beautiful die cut Cathy!

Anita in France said...

Fresh and gorgeous, Cathy ... the bright colours are delicious against the black border! Hugs, Anita :)

Lady Joyful said...

This is really beautiful! Great use of the colours. - Charlotte/Lady Joyful

craftydonna57 said...

card is so pretty

TaeEun said...

The blending of the bright colors looks beautiful, Cathy! I once did the DOX-on-photo-paper technique and was so happy with the result! I think It's time for me to give it a try again :)!

Blankina said...

That is such a pretty die and congrats on the 200th challenge, making a card too and will join , hugs Blankina

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is beautiful, I love the soft colours you have used for the stencil. Hopping on by via Seize the Birthday, Hazel xx

Marianne said...

Beautiful card! I love those soft and pretty colours. Thanks for reminding me that I really should try using DOIs on glossy photo paper.

Ana artdiary said...

Love your take on the theme. The colors on thr die cut stand out against the white background. Thanks for the baby wipe tip for distress oxides.

Saskia Pullen said...

Ooh wow. That's pretty amazing card. I am sure the one who will recive this will be surely happy..
Pls be safe and sound during covid 19

shirley-bee said...

What a fab way to use the logo colours, Cathy! Love it!

Claire said...

Beautiful card and you've captured the colours of the graphic so well. Thank you for helping my brain along with the stamp manufacturer, much appreciated x

Maria Helena said...

Love your rainbow colored flower!

Maria Helena said...

Love your rainbow colored flower!

Ashwini Rao said...

Lovely! The pastel-like look of the blended colors looks awesome on that die cut! Thank you so much for using the colors from the logo so well - and for the idea of photo paper + baby wipes too!

Michelle W said...

Stunning card Cathy, thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Suzanne H said...

Wow! What a fabulous die cut. I didn't know what the baby wipe did, thanks for explaining that technique.

Christine said...

This is utterly stunning and such a fabulous way to incorporate the design colors!

Diane said...

What a gorgeous die cut and colors.

Hugs Diane

KerrynM said...

Stunning card. Love the ink smooched die cut

Sherri Thacker said...

WOW! I love the soft colors and I love love love this stencil. Makes for a great card!!

cm said...

Echoing the others: your card is gorgeous! I've never tried the baby wipe technique but after seeing the outstanding results you've achieved, I need to do so! Thrilled to see you in the Inkspirational gallery!
~carol

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous card Cathy - love this die and using the topping colours has created a very pretty effect... hugs Robyn, stay safe

Fonda said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the colors of the die cut. I'll have to try that technique about using glossy paper and rubbing off the chalky residue to reveal a brighter color!

PNagin said...

Magnificent use of challenge colours on that gorgeous flower die cut.
_penguinparade

Vicky Hayes said...

This card is such a showstopper Cathy! I love that your rainbow of colour is in the actual die cut - love the technique. Vicky x

Glenda J said...

Your blended colours are beautiful! Great choice of die cut - makes an absolutely stunning card.

roffeycreations said...

Am sooo tempted to get that die - it is now in my wish list - along with almost every other Paper Rose Studion die & stencil LOL!!!