Thursday, March 12, 2015

Seize the Birthday - Use a Sentiment as the Focal Point

This time at Seize the Birthday our topping is to "Use a Sentiment as the Focal Point" on your card. Of course, it's always "Anything Goes" as long as it's for a birthday!  It's your choice!

 I would, also, like to welcome a new designer to our team, Anika Lerche.  Welcome, Anika!  I hope you will visit Anika's blog and leave her some love.

Here's my card

I used a stamp set from Gina K. Designs called Birthday Blessings.  I love the script and size of the birthday greeting and thought it would make a wonderful focal point.  I used one of the beautiful leaf stamps to create a watermark on the Passionate Pink panel.  It is very subtle, but pretty.  The gorgeous patterned paper is, also, from Gina K. Designs.  I used a Spellbinders die & a Lil' Inkers die as the base for the sentiment.  Some black accents with layering, enamel dots and a gingham ribbon finished it off.

Please visit the Seize the Birthday blog to see the wonderful cards the rest of the team have made this week.  I hope you will be inspired and want to play along.  Thanks for stopping by to look!

GKD Birthday Blessing stamp set
GKD Garden Tour patterned paper
Spellbinders Labels 16
Lil' Inkers Stitched Circles
MME enamel dots
GKD gingham ribbon


  1. The watermark stamped leaves are a beautiful backdrop for your glorious birthday sentiment, love the floral panel beneath as well. And of course that gingham ribbon, so bold!

  2. I recently used this paper too and I really have fallen in love with how you have used it here. Wonderful card. As always. I love your bows.

  3. Love that subtle leaf background. This is a lovely designed card. Great black and white bow!

  4. So pretty. Love the background paper and the font in the sentiment.

  5. Oh wow, that patterned paper is gorgeous, and I love the way you have used it. Perfect take on the challenge - love using the greeting/sentiment as the focal. Easy peasy and yet so effective. Beautiful card, as usual, my dear!!

  6. Beautiful colors and love the subtle leaves too! You never cease to make a great card time after time. ...and I am not just saying that cause your my BFFIBL! :)

  7. Love, love that background paper so gorgeous looks so striking up against the sentiment!

  8. Absolutely lovely! The bow is awesome.


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