Thursday, November 9, 2023

Seize the Birthday #273 Neutral Colors

Do you think that you can make a great card using just neutral colors? Let's see!
Ashwini wants us to think freely for this one. 

Remember if you use our toppings on your card, you have a chance to be a guest designer. 
We would love to have you. 

If you are not a toppings kind of crafter, just make sure that it is a 
birthday card


Sizzix EF Blossoms Viens and Leaves
Kraft Card stock
GKD White Ink
Simon Says Happy Birthday die 

The rest of the team has some great cards for your inspiration. 
Check out the blog. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 


  1. Barbara, your neutral card is fantastic! Using the embossing folder and then those neutrals really makes for a striking card without a lot of effort with coloring and die cutting. Brilliant~!

  2. Gorgeous monochromatic card, Barb! Love the added vellum as well.

  3. Gorgeous texture, love the soft subtle colors. Monochromatic cards are so striking, and this is no exception!

  4. Beautiful EF with your neutral colors, Barb. I like how you framed your sentiment with the vellum.

  5. Wow, that's gorgeous! I love color but I don't miss it at all on this stunning creation. It looks like a sculpture or a fresco.

  6. Nice highlights on the embossed portion! Very pretty

  7. I think you found the perfect embossing folder for this technique and the neutral colors. I love, love, love the effect!! Gorgeous card, Barbara!!

  8. Browns have never looked so good!!! Beautiful.

  9. Gorgeous card, Barbara! The vellum layer on the sentiment really makes it pop.

  10. Love the depth you achieved with the embossing, so tactile! Great use of the neutral palette too, Cathy x

  11. That textured background looks so luxurious! Fabulous card!

  12. Wow, this is so pretty. I love what you have done with that background, you have really nailed that challenge!!!