Thursday, January 6, 2022

Seize the Birthday #229 Blue and Gray


Hello and welcome to a new challenge for the year 2022!
Colleen is our hostess for these two weeks and she has chosen 
Blue and Gray

The topping is optional just remember to make your entry a Birthday card. 






For this card, I decided to use my much ignored Gina K Designs Wreath builder. My idea was to build a wreath and fill the center with a butterfly. The butterfly is GKD Fluttering fall layering Stencil Bundle. 


For the sentiment, I used Taylored expressions sentiment stamp and die.  I found these sentiments to be so darn easy.  The stamp makes many sentiments at once and then the die cuts them out. I have plenty of these sentiments for future use. 
I did a partial embossing folder on the bottom of swiss dots and added some ribbon and nuvo drops and wink of Stella. This was a good way to make the square while panel into a A2 card. 

Our Surprise Party Guest for the months of January and February is 
Vicki Hayes
Check out what my teammates have done with this challenge and our Surprise Party Guest too!


Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                                 






11 comments:

  1. Wonderful card Barb. Love the partial embossing at the bottom and the lovely floral wreath.

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  2. Barb, what a fabulous idea to make a wreath card with a butterfly in the center! I love the design and also I love the swiss dots at the bottom of the A-2 card! Brilliant!

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  3. Gorgeous color combo, so soothing! Love the way you designed that wreath it's perfect for your beautiful butterfly!

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  4. Lovely use of the colors -- love how you made a wreath :)

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  5. Such a pretty card, Barb! I love your background and the tones of Blue you chose! The butterfly works perfect for a center point! The ribbon divides the panels perfectly, also! I am going to borrow that idea for a card I am currently working on. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Well that color combo is a challenge, but you have met it beautifully. LOVE your background and the way you have used those stamps, and then that sweet butterfly in the middle. It's the perfect addition, as is the Swiss Dot embossing. Still one of my go-to embossing folder after all these years. It's good for so many uses. Gorgeous card, you have done it once again!!!

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  7. It's lovely and soothing! I love the design - the partially embossed portion looks so cool and the butterfly is so charming!

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  8. Such a pretty blue with the grey Barbara, love the butterfly as the centrepiece in the wreath, Cathy x

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  9. I LOVE the shades of blue you used!!! Beautifully done!

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  10. Those aqua blue shades are so pretty, Barb! Great idea to have a butterfly in the centre of the wreath.

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful. I love the stamps you used - such a gorgeous layout too.

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