Sunday, January 20, 2013

Seize the Birthday Part 2

Remember I discovered a new challenge out in Blogland called Seize the Birthday? (See link in blog badge to the right of this post.) I am really pleased with this as I want to build up a stash of birthday cards. This is the second week of their first sketch. The first week was for feminine cards, and this week is for masculine cards. Here is the sketch we were given:
I made two cards for men. Both feature calligraphy stamps from Quietfire Design. I used the colour scheme provided by the final CR84FN Color Challenge which is aqua, tan and light yellow.
My first card relied on designer paper to do most of the work, with a Spellbinders die providing the mat for the focal sentiment.
Aqua Swarovski heat set crystals provide some subtle decoration.  
For my second card, I rotated the sketch and used stamps to provide pattern and texture to create my backgrounds, and so I am entering this in the Moxie Fab Create your Own Background Challenge, too. The faux stitching and yellow polka dots are Waltzingmouse StampsThe heat embossed frame for the sentiment is a Gina K Designs stamp. 

There is still time to enter this week's Seize the Birthday challenge, and who doesn't need more birthday cards?

7 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

lovely cards! thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday!

Lesley said...

Clean, fresh and perfect use of the papers here Charmaine, I love the sentiment you used too! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Deborah Frings said...

Both your cards are just super! I love the background you created on the second card, and that sentiment is fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!!

BTW - thanks for pointing me in the direction of a new challenge. I missed the first week, but plan to try to play with week!

jimlynn said...

Two fantastic cards! Love the colors on these and that wonderful DP you used. Great sentiments too.
Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!
Lynn

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Two fabulous cards Charmaine! Love all the fancy die cuts and layers! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Vickie Z said...

Love these cards!! Wonderful use of the colors!! Love the backgrounds in the second!! Thanks for playing at CR84FN!!

Cath said...

Hey Charmaine! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)