Thursday, November 3, 2016

Seize the Birthday - Stencils


It is time for another fun challenge at Seize the Birthday. 
I'm sure we are all busy making Holiday cards this time of year.  Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas Cards.  But, we still have those birthdays to remember the people in our lives.  Nice to have them on hand, to mail out as needed.  
This month the topping is Stencil 

If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!
                                                               The choice is yours!
I used a stencil called Distressed Grid by Memory Box Sponged with a  dye ink from Mama Elephant, called Winter.   CS is Gina K in Turquoise Sea and Ocean Mist 
Silver foil layer and watercolor paper from Canson XL 
The stamp is Altenew Persian Motifs.  Stamped with Platinum EP and heat set, then colored with Distressed markers.  
The sentiment is stamped on a strip of vellum. 

Thanks for brightening my day with your comments. 



  1. Beautiful card Barbara. Love the colors and the grid stencil.

  2. Wow, this is SO pretty! I love the color combination! Fantastic background and beautiful flowers!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K
    STB Surprise Guest Designer

  3. Ooooh I loved your stenciled grid and that floral-y aspect to the left, so pretty! The colors are great! In your 2nd photo you can really see the sheen of your embossed sentiment--again, so pretty! I adore that flower and of course instantly knew it was Altenew, gorgeous stamps!

  4. I love that you stamped the image over the stenciling so that it shows through. What a great idea!!! And you have used my favorite new embossing powder....Platinum. So gorgeous, so creative, so YOU!!!!

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous and I love how you added the image over the stencil design. That is so cool!

  6. Gorgeous! Really honestly Barb! You sure know how to rock those Altenew stamps. The stenciled background really looks terrific and compliments the flower and doesn't distract from it! Lovely card! Your link wasn't working properly...but all fixed now! ;)

  7. What a lovely birthday card in aqua, Barbara! Love the tone on tone look!

  8. Love the stenciled grid and your pretty colors. Nicely done!

  9. Gorgeous background! Love that you put the sentiment on vellum - beautiful.

  10. Barbara this is gorgeous. I love how you embossed the flower in silver and then colored with markers. It layers so beautifully over the stenciled background.