Thursday, July 21, 2022

Seize the Birthday #243 - Purple, Blue, and Green


You are in the right place! This is the Seize the Birthday Challenge! It does look like my post from yesterday, but this is a different one.  It has the same theme and my thought was that I can make a card that looks very different with the same colors. So here I go. 
Colleen is our host and this was her pick of colors. 

Remember if you are not a toppings crafter, you can just make a birthday card. 

Here is the one I did for this challenge. 

I went searching in my bits box and up popped this background that I did some time ago after listening to a Jennifer McGuire video. I used a die from MFT called Snow Drift and double-sided tape and glitter.  I know it is called snow drift, but in this case, I think it looks like waves and water.  I went with that theme for my card. 

Going waaaaay back to an old Stampin Up stamp set called Fishy Friends, I stamped and hot embossed the fish and the starfish from that set. Then I water-colored them. 
That sentiment is an old Gina K Duo, do you remember those red rubber ones? 

Our Surprise Party Guest is Karren Johnson and you will find her blog here. 
Don't forget to check out the Seize the Birthday blog too 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 


  1. Barbara, thank you for making a wonderful three colored fishy card, yes indeed it does look like waves and I think it is very magical and cool! Thanks for another great inspiration!

  2. Oh how FUN! At first I thought this was a repeat too lol LOVE that glittery oceany background, I used those snowdrift dies for snow, grassy knolls and the ocean waves--so versatile! Love your fish and starfish--he looks like he is singing! FUN card great colors!

  3. Really fun card. Love your glittery waves and cute fish. I thought the waves were cut from glitter paper. You did a great job with the glitter and double sided tape.

    1. This is my comment, JoAnn. Don't know why it is showing Anonhmous.

  4. I adore this card! You completely took the colors to the next level with all this shimmer! Well done!

  5. Geez, we have a run on those colors, don't we? Good thing we like them!! Love what you have done with this, the glitter paper is perfect and that fish and starfish are so stinkin' ADORABLE. Such a fun and fabulous card!! Great design!

  6. Super cute fish - love the glittered bg too!

  7. Love all of that glittery sparkle Barbara and the waves look fabulous, cute sea critters too, Cathy x

  8. That made gorgeous water for your fish. I love the sentiment and that starfish is adorable.

  9. Clever idea to use the snow drift as waves - it looks just right for these colors. Love the look of the glitter; must be so shimmery irl! The fish look cute as well. Great card, Barbara!

  10. Your glittery water is absolutely brilliant (and perfect for these colours)! What a great idea as a background for your fun elements.