Thursday, April 7, 2016

Seize the Birthday - Floral

This time at Seize the Birthday our topping is Floral.  Of course, it's always "Anything Goes" if you don't want to do the topping.

We have a new Surprise Party Guest for April and May.  Her name is Patti.  Welcome, Patti!  Please visit her blog and leave her some love.

I bought my very first Altenew stamp set, and it is called Peony Bouquet.  I live in Indiana, and the peony is our state flower.  This one was so beautifully done and really showcases this big, beautiful flower.  I'm sure I will be shopping Altenew again very soon!  The sentiment is from PTI, and the background piece is from Heidi Swapp.  I purchased some of her pre-toner pads and used my Minc Mini and some gold foil.  I really love my Minc mini!

Please visit the Seize the Birthday blog to see the wonderful cards the rest of the team and our Surprise Party Guest, Patti, have made this time.  I hope you will come and play along!

The Recipe:

Altenew Peony Bouquet
PTI Bold Blossoms - sentiment
Mink Mini gold foil


  1. Oh perfect stamp set for you! LOVE that bold blossom....Altenew has some REALLY beautiful stamps. Great gold accents!

  2. WOW! you are making me need to shop! This flower is beautiful and your coloring of it is amazing! : )

    Thank you so very much for your kind shout out!! I am so excited to be a part of such a talented and kind team!!


  3. I don't think you can ever not make a beautiful card when using Altenew images! This is stunning

  4. Really stunning card and it is not just the gold. These peonies are gorgeous.!

  5. I am going to make this an official comment now....This card is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

  6. This is a beautiful card! I've got a thing about Altenew stamps myself at the moment! :-)

  7. This is just stunning, Sharyn! I have some of those pre-toner papers too, and I forgot about them. Thanks for the reminder. I love that stamp set too....I think I need it. Really like your design and how you have placed the focal in the lower left corner with the black mat. Gorgeous!

  8. BEAUTIFUL!! Your coloring of the flowers is absolutely perfect. Love the gold accents and how you have a border just on top and one side.

  9. Beautiful. Your coloring is fabulous. Love this stamp set and thanks to you and Barbara, it is on its way to me. :)

  10. Absolutely gorgeous with awesome coloring.


  11. This is such a beautifully elegant card! And I love the touches of gold too.


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