Thursday, January 16, 2014

Seize the Birthday

Hello, everyone, I'm so glad you could join me today!  This is my very first posting as a member of the Seize the Birthday design team.  I'm so excited to  be here!

For the 2nd challenge of January, our topping is - To make a birthday card with coloring.  I have a couple of reasons for making my card the way I did.  Take a look and then I will explain.

January has always been a blue month for me, so I wanted to change that and have a lot of color.  Did you know that there is a flower for January?  Actually, I found two. One is the carnation and the other is the snowdrop.  I am using a gorgeous carnation stamp from Gina K. Designs that was illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.  For the topping this week, I colored my carnation with Copic markers.  The patterned paper is called Watercolor Garden.  It is a gorgeous orange paper with a red and white swirly pattern.  All of the colors I used were pulled from this paper.

Gina K. Designs Stately Flowers 4 & Birthday Duo
GKD Watercolor Garden patterned paper
GKD Pure Luxury White & Red Velvet card stock
Spellbinders A2 Floral Ribbon Threader, Labels Twenty-Nine & Ribbon Banners
Offray Ribbon

Please come visit the Seize the Birthday page and see what the rest of the team have come up with for this challenge.  I hope you are inspired by what you see, and will join us!  We would love to see what you create!


  1. What a gorgeous creation! Love the red carnation! Glad you told us that the carnation was a January flower also , because I didn't know that! Have a Blessed day!

  2. Congratulations! Your card is a stunner! That dies is fantastic and your coloring is fabulous! Well done!

  3. Beautiful card, I love these bold colors and the pretty image.

  4. Oh, I LOVE this!!! Mostly because of the bright, cheery colors. A serious step up from the dreary January weather. And believe me I mean drearly - we rarely have sunshine this time of year. What a great die you have used, and your coloring is superb, as usual. Gorgeous my dear!

  5. Welcome to the DT, Sharyn! This card is the bright cheery colors, it will certainly give the recipient a warm glow!

  6. Wow Sharyn...your coloring is amazing. This card is gorgeous!
    I'm so excited to happy to be creating with you and the rest of the DT at STB. :)

  7. know how I feel about this card! Really really impressed! :)

  8. Beautiful card and beautiful colors. Love the gorgeous carnation and the banner. So glad to have you joining our STB design team.


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