Thursday, January 9, 2020

Seize the Birthday #180

It feels so good to be back to making challenge cards on a regular basis.  Today I'm joining in at the Seize the Birthday challenge where the toppings option is layers.  I can do that.  :-)

I'm loving their new graphic.  Very fun and festive.

I took advantage of some great crafty sales over the holidays.  (Who am I kidding?  Some?  How about A LOT of crafty sales.) I'm pulling from my "new things" bin to create my cards this month.  

For this card I started with a white card base onto which I layered two pieces of patterned paper from The Stamp Market....first a pink and then a stripe from which I die cut a pattern using one of my "new to me" products from the Essentials by Ellen line over at Ellen Hutson shop.  The diamond pattern lets the pink show through from underneath.  I then used two layers of a Pink Fresh Studio leafy branch die using pink and green card stock from The Stamp Market.  (This die is also another "new to me" product.)  I then layered all of that with some black acrylic paint splatters and then finished it off with a final layer that was my sentiment and some strategically placed clear droplets.  How's that for layers?  :-)  

My style leans primarily toward CAS stamping so it was really fun to get a bit out of my comfort zone.  I am in desperate need of birthday cards right now so you may see another entry into this challenge before the deadline.  


Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. Definitely layers..a lot of them.. and a lot of fun too!! Thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone to bring us this wonderful card, Julie! Hope you join the Seize the Birthday challenge again!

  2. Nicely done on the layers! And you managed to keep your design clean and coordinated. :D Awesome use of *some* of your new goodies! (I must need to equip myself with some non-Christmas new stuff, maybe that would kickstart the creativity...) And since I'm here, thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

  3. Great layered design, still has a lovely CAS feel. Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

  4. Well done... shopping, AND layering!! Julie the splatter was the perfect finish to this fabulous card!