Thursday, November 19, 2015

Seize the Birthday - Vellum or Acetate

This time at Seize the Birthday the challenge is to use Vellum or Acetate on your card.  Of course, it's always "Anything Goes" if you don't want to play along with the topping, as long as it's for a birthday.  I chose to use Vellum.  Here's how I was inspired.

The quilted background is a stamp from W Plus 9 called Quilt Print.  I stamped it using GKD Sweet Corn, Bubblegum & Wild Wisteria inks.  I then added a rectangle of Vellum that I stitched on three sides, filled with some sequins in pink, gold & silver and then stitched it closed.  I added the sentiment and a fun little cupcake with sparkly icing.

Please visit the Seize the Birthday blog to see the wonderful cards the rest of the team have made.  I hope you will be inspired and come play along.

The Recipe:
W Plus 9 Quilt Print
GKD Sweet Tweets - Cupcake
PTI Wonderful Words: Birthday
Lil Inkers Stitched Circles & Stitched Scallop Border (inside)
GKD Sweet Corn, Bubble gum & Wild Wisteria ink
GKD Fine Detail Black EP
Stickles Thistle


  1. LOVE that quilt, I still have a card up on my inspiration board that you sent me with that! Oh I love how you added the Vellum, stitched it and made a shaker of sorts--soooo clever!

  2. This card is just the sweetest - and so YOU with the quilted background. Beautiful color choices!! I love that you stitched the vellum and filled it with sequins - what a great way to make a shaker card. And then that cupcake and die cut birthday are just perfect!! I really, really like this card!!

  3. So much detail,on your card today. Love the quilt and the big bold sentiment. I need to make a birthday card today, and you have just given me an idea. Thanks

  4. This is truly a "happy" birthday card, I love it. How clever to stitch the vellum and make it a shaker. I also like the cupcake and quilt background.....sooo, that about covers it...right??

  5. what a awesome card ....thank you so much for sharing ...your idea was a clever idea.

  6. Quilt Print is one of my fave backgrounds, Sharyn! You used it beautifully here ... such pretty colours, so fabulous with the delicate vellum shaker ... and yummy cupcake! So happy to have been designing alongside you for the last couple of months at Seize the Birthday! Anita :)

  7. What a great combination of colors you used on the quilt stamp. It is lovely and the cupcake is the cutest. This is a fun birthday card.

  8. INCREDIBLE idea to make this a shaker! Love the colors and the entire thing! You can do anything...can't you!!!


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