Friday 26 April 2024

Off The Edge for Seize the Birthday...


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Shirley has chosen our theme this time around.

Or, as always, play along with our anything goes birthday option, it's a great way to build up your card stash!

Our party guests and my team mates have some fabulous cards to inspire you, so I hope you can play along.

I'm nearly always late to the party with Stampin Up gear!
I recently bought a retired 2nd hand succulent set of stamps and dies and thought that the plants hanging off the edge of the pot would suit the theme!

I was playing around with some Lindy's magicals both shimmery and flat powders with water and used some of the experiments to diecut the plants and pot from. You can see some of the silvery shimmer on the leaves.
I fussy cut the smaller succulents and added some extra colours and shading with Prismacolour pencils.

The background was embossed using the large die from the set.
The sentiment is a sticker and it too is nearly off the edge lol! I wanted to use it as I love the font though.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams, use a die
Lindy's magicals; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; Stampin Up potted succulents dies and simply succulents stamps; versafine clair inks; clear ep; Prismacolour pencils; hammered card base.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. The succulents in the pot look wonderful and can definitely see the shimmer from the Lindy's Magicals you used Cathy, and the white embossed background is rather like cobblestones and looks great. The large die cut birthday sentiment across the bottom finishes it really well. x

  2. Nice succulents and pot, Cathy! Everything came together so nicely and off the edge too!

  3. I think this was a fun topping in that I saw so many different ways that it was displayed. Your interpretation of the plants being off the edge of the pot. Nice idea and a cool card.

  4. Great collection of succulents and greens! Thanks for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams :)

  5. Petty card with your pot of succulents. Great idea to have them hang off the edge of the pot, I would not have thought of that. So many different ideas from this fun challenge.

  6. Your succulent plants going over the edge of the pot is so pretty, Cathy. Love that embossed background too. Lovely card. Have a great weekend.

  7. I love to Propagate succulents, Cathy so I really love your card. Clever idea!

  8. Well this is a fun succulent image! Very realistic

  9. I love your interpretation of the challenge, Cathy, and the shimmery succulents are gorgeous. Love the cobblestone background too.

  10. Your succulents are absolutely gorgeous! Love them! The background texture goes perfectly with them. Wonderful card.


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