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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Seize the Birthday + toppings: Lots of texture (embossing!)

Welcome to Seize the Birthday!  And this week we have a topping...lots of texture (embossing!!).  Nothing like getting a vase with flowers for your birthday, is there?  I embossed the pink with PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, the white was first cut with Lil' Inkers stitched mat stack and then embossed with the Linen Impression Plate.  I die cut the vase and then added it back in for texture.  The flowers and leaves were all die cut and then stamped.  I hope you will join us with a birthday card that has some texture to it, although it is just a topping, not mandatory on your card!

And the inside
PTI: paper:  white, sweet blush
stamps:  mega gracious vases, bigger blooms, Ruby Rose
inks:  hibiscus burst, lavender moon, winter wisteria, new leaf
dies:  Lil' Inkers stitched mat stacks,
Impression Plates:  wood grain, linen
Go HERE  to Seize the Birthday to play along.
Go Out and Make It a GREAT DAY!
Heart Hugs,


  1. Love this, Colleen!! Every time I see one of your cards I want the stamps and dies you really should be on a design team:)

  2. beautiful! love that parts are inlayed and parts are popped up!

  3. Its beautiful Colleen ! Love the inlay vase. Love the way you did the inside with the sentiment and flowers.

  4. Lovely card Colleen. I like how you did the vase and flowers. The pretty pink woodgrain embossed layer is a great background.

  5. A very pretty card! The embossing, stitched edges, inlaid parts, colors... It all combines beautifully!

  6. This is just gorgeous!!! I love those sweet flowers and that amazing vase, stunning birthday card.

  7. Beautiful card inside & out, Colleen! Love the soft color combo and the sweet vase of flowers!

  8. Beautiful birthday flowers! I love the pretty pinks and the embossed background is perfect.

  9. Love that you added the vase back in the die...brilliant idea Colleen! Wonderful job...enjoy your day!


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