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Thursday, October 14, 2021

SEIZE THE BIRTHDAY ~ USE A STENCIL

Our challenge this time is to use a stencil on our BIRTHDAY CARD for SEIZE THE BIRTHDAY CHALLENGECathy chose our topping this time, and if you don't want to play along with the topping you are always welcome to make any kind of birthday card!
I went all out with my stencil challenge this time!
I used Pinkfresh Studios Slimline Diamond Builder Stencil for my background
Pinkfresh Studio:  Happy Blooms stamp, stencil & die!!
The Greetery:  sentiment:  Birthday Blooms
I really went bold this time, I am usually a bit more CAS with my cards, but I sure had fun playing with the diamond builder stencil and made quite a few backgrounds.  And I found it was fun to use even one color, just with a light hand to start and then get darker as you use each new stencil.  Very fun to experiment with different colors and using only one or two!

Please go check out the birthday card stencil ideas from the team and our Party Guest Carol whom you can find HERE!
See you in the gallery!




Heart Hugs, friends!



14 comments:

  1. This stencil looks like fun and your flowers are gorgeous, my friend!

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  2. It sounds like you had a lot of fun making this card and it is really amazing. I love all of the elements that you added. I would not leave any one out. Superb!

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  3. What a beautiful background! And I love how a stencilled background lets you perfectly coordinate the rest of your colours, as you've done with these pretty flowers.

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  4. Beautiful card Col! So cool with the layered stenciling for your background. So pretty to show off your gorgeous flower. xx

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  5. Okay, I guess I am going to have to put these stencils on my Christmas list too! This card came together so well! Awesome choice of colors! Enjoy your Sunday!

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  6. I love your fabulous color choices!! Beautifully done.

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  7. Beautiful background for those lovely flowers. Glad you had fun playing with the stencils. Look forward to seeing your other backgrounds.

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  8. The bright pink flowers on the pink diamond background makes a pretty birthday card, Colleen! You're right, the layering stencils are so versatile and it's so fun to try many color combinations!

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  9. Those layering stencils make a fabulous background and I love the colours, such a pretty card, Cathy x

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  10. Gorgeous card, Colleen! This diamond builder stencil looks intriguing- it’s certainly the perfect backdrop for your flowers.

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  11. Don't remember seeing that stencil & I love the look! This is a beautiful card!

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  12. Gorgeous use of the stacking stencil, Colleen! I really love the effect that it creates - fabulous backdrop for those pretty flowers too!

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  13. Such a cool effect with the stacking stencil! Great choice of bright and cheerful colours.

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