Thursday, September 2, 2021

Seize the Birthday #222


It is time for new challenge over at the Seize the Birthday blog and if I'm being totally honest, the topping this time is not a favorite of mine.  The mere mention of the word Pastel makes me cringe, topped only by the word Purple.  

And in true transparency, I really, really, really struggled with the making of this card.  

I began my card by stenciling pastel pink and pastel lavender dye inks onto a white card panel.  I then cut the panel in two using a decorative die.  I stamped the sentiment onto a second white card panel using grey ink.  To make this a shaker card I added a piece of transparency behind the exposed diamond and then adhered two additional side pieces from fun foam.  I added in some pastel confetti to the middle, adhered the finished panel to the front of a white card base and adhered a sprinkling of confetti to the front.  

My pastel loving daughter loves the card.  I'd much prefer it in something deeper and bolder.  What do you think?

I invite you to play along with us at the blog and personally challenge you to create a pastel only card that will force me to change my point of view.  *wink*

Pinkfresh Studio - Simple Plaid stencil
The Greetery - Halfsies Diamond die
Simon Says Stamp -Gelato Confetti mix
Altenew - Celebration Sentiment stamp set

Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

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

Happy Crafting!



  1. And so you topped everything off by using pastel purple on your card! ;) Struggle or no, it's very pretty.

  2. Your card is beautiful Jules. Love the pretty stenciled front and the diamond shaker element. Your sprinkling of confetti to the front is the perfect touch. You did great with the pastel challenge. :)

  3. I learn something new everyday! Despite your distaste with pastels and purple you really nailed it here! Way to go for it all the way! I am with your daughter, this card came out fabulous...Now just get over it! Just kidding of course! Have a great weekend!

  4. Love the soft pastel plaid look -- great shaker card

  5. I am totally on board with you on pastels, Jules. But I think your card is really pretty, and love the varied colors on your plaid stenciling!

  6. I think that it was brave of you to dive in and do the pastel and purple card. It turned out so well and glad that you have a daughter that loves it. Now that you have that under your belt, on to the bold colors. I like them too, and I am still trying to do pastels.

  7. Awesome shaker card Jules, love the plaid stencil with the diamond shape and the colours work perfectly, pastel, purple and all :) Cathy x

  8. You managed to create a winner even if it isn't your is really quite striking with the diamond frame and the sponged plaid!

  9. I think you've done a great job with the pastels! That too shades of purple!! I love the look of the simple background, and I love how you've added sequins on top as well, making it look like the shaker has spread outside the well as well! I like that look! :)

  10. This is fabulous! You did a great job - great soft blended pastels with the shimmery pastel confetti. I hear you - I'm much more comfortable with bold colours.