Thursday, November 24, 2022

Seize the Birthday #252

Our last Seize the Birthday challenge of 2022 is a very fun one that I think you will all enjoy.  Our host Barbara is challenging us to CASE a card from any of the Seize the Birthday designers.  Beware, choosing just one designer and one design may result in many a blog/IG rabbit hole.  It's just so hard to choose!

Here's my card.  I wonder if my fellow DT member will recognize hers from my lift?

My card is based on one from fellow DT member Glenda.  In all honesty, I did not go back in to the STB archives but rather discovered her beauty from her IG account.  Red, Black, Birthday and CAS checked all of the boxes for me.  Here's her original card.  

Stunning, isn't it?

To create my version I actually dug out my Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colors that haven't seen the light of day in ages.  I stamped my chosen floral arrangement onto a panel of watercolor cardstock using a crisp black pigment ink.  After loosely coloring the florals and leaves I restamped the floral image overtop once again.  (The beauty of the MISTI.)  I stamped the sentiment and decided I wanted a narrow border which was accomplished by adhering it to a gray card base.  Very simple yet I think it's Oh So Striking.  

Altenew - Best Mom stamp set
Altenew - Birthday Greetings stamp set
Hobby Lobby - Watercolor Cardstock 
Kuretake Gansai Watercolor palette

For those who made it this far (thank you for that!) there will be a little change to my DT duties come January.   I am making a lateral slide over to our sister challenge at the Color Hues Color Challenge blog to join their DT group.  I've played with both challenges for years and because that's not going to change, I am not saying "good-bye."  :-)

I invite you to visit our blog for more inspiration.  We'd love to see your card in our gallery.  Remember, or toppings are always optional but remember to make it a birthday card.  Thanks Glenda for the inspiration!!!  Just who will you choose to CASE?  

As always, thanks so much for spending a bit of your day with me!



  1. I adore your bold colors on the white card. It is a striking look. The loose coloring is just like Glenda's card. I will miss you on STB Challenge, but will look for you in the gallery.

  2. So pretty. Love your watercolored flowers. This is a lovely CASE of Glenda's card. I will miss you on STB but will look forward to seeing you in our gallery and over at the Color Hues Challenge.

  3. Jules, such a pretty take on Glenda's card. Love red, black & white. Will catch you on Color Hues.

  4. Fabulous card, Jules, you really nailed CASing Glenda on this one! Just as striking as hers! We will miss you, but I know we will still see you and I must make a point of playing along more with Color Hues, I love that challenge, life just gets in the way sometimes!

  5. Such a pretty card, Jules! I loved that card of Glenda's too. So happy to still have you with me on Color Hues!

  6. Gorgeous card Jules, love the vivid red as I do in Glenda's card. Sorry you are leaving but look forward to seeing you in the gallery, Cathy x

  7. Jules, its a gorgeous card! That card of Glenda's is awesome as well, so I'll bet it was fun to CASE! Sad to see you go, so I hope to see you in the gallery often! :)

  8. Fab CASE of Glenda's card, Jules! I love the loose watercolouring, and thanks for the tip about restamping over the watercolouring. I’ll miss you on STB but hope to see you in the gallery.

  9. I am so flattered that you CASEd one of my cards (thank you!) - and yours is absolutely stunning. I love it! CAS with is bold red is always a winner.