Thursday, November 24, 2022

Seize the Birthday #252 CASE a Seize the Birthday Designer

Hello, This is Barbara and I chose this topping for the last challenge of 2022!  I think you will have fun with it.  Just look back on all of the posts that we have done, pick out a card that you like and make one similar or just like it. Your choice for this one.  I would love to see you all do the toppings, but of course, it is not necessary. 

If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!
The choice is yours!

This is Designer Cathy's card that you may have seen recently and remembered. It is from August 2022.
I often need a more masculine birthday card and this was the one that caught my eye. Isn't it gorgeous and still masculine? I set about making one like Cathy's. But changed it up a bit, that is how I roll. 

I had a strip of the embossed panel from another card and rubbed gold over it. Then added the gold star and sentiment. ( Yes it is the one that you see often on my cards) Put that on a white panel and then a navy card base. It was done! 
Gina K Designs Tapestry Embossing folder, gold embossing powder, Navy and white card stock. 
Let's see what you can do? 

If you need more inspiration or ideas, check out the Surprise Party Guest and the team. 

Have a great Holiday Season and hope to see you in the new year! 
Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 


  1. The inspiration card is fabulous and your recreation is stunning! Love the dark rich colors and the elegant gold accents! Great idea for a masculine card! Well done!

  2. Both cards are stunning with the rich colors and gold accents. Love your CASE of Cathy's card. It is a great masculine card.

  3. Your embossed panel looks amazing, and with the gold star and sentiment it's frankly stunning! I'm wow'd by both cards -- yours and the one that inspired you!

  4. Looks like you and Colleen were on the same page. Beautiful case of Cathy's card. Gorgeous cards.

  5. This is so stunning, I love the look of the gold on that embossed panel. Great design, and perfect for a guy. Really pretty card!!

  6. Love the look of the embossed panel Barbara, I might CASE this idea too, it's a gorgeous card! Thankyou for casing my card, Cathy x

  7. Barbara, two great minds think alike? Well, I am not sure about that from my end, but I sure love your card that embossing folder and all the gold on it. I design worth remembering!~

  8. This is really eye catching, Barb! What a wonderful CASE of Cathy's fabulous card. That is definitely one of my favs of hers too. Awesome card and I loved the Topping!

  9. I did remember Cathy's card! And I love your CASE of it - the shine of the gold and the texture of the embossing are really fantastic! And thanks for the Topping as well - I really had fun with it!

  10. A great card to CASE, Barb! I love your gold-rubbed textured panel. Must remember to do that sometimes!

  11. What a fabulous CASE, love the embossed panel. Always loved that card of Cathy's too. Thanks for a fabulous challenge.