Thursday, 16 March 2017

Seize the Birthday - Surprise Party Guest (week 2)

Hi there

I'm super excited today to have my second spot as a Surprise Party Guest over at Seize the Birthday challenge.  

If you are unfamiliar with this challenge, basically every week is Anything Goes as long as it's a Birthday theme...

and then some weeks have added optional 'Toppings'...

And this week's optional 'Topping' is...

Colour Splash
(Black and White and one other colour of your choice)

Here's my card using this week's Topping...

I stamped the balloon strings background stamp onto a panel of black cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed in clear.  This was adhered to the card base together with a strip of pink polka dot paper.  I die cut the bow from the same patterned paper, adhered it at an angle and finished by stamping the sentiment in black.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: MFT - Balloon Strings; Paper Smooches - Bold Buzzwords
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Clear Gloss
  • Cardstock/Paper: Papermania - Textured Black; Lawn Fawn - Let's Polka
  • Die: Frantic Stamper - Small Solid Bow

Challenge entries:

Seven Hills Crafts - March Tic Tac Toe Challenge - I chose the diagonal option: Patterned Paper / Big Words Letters / Bold Shades
Seven Hills Crafts Logo

So glad you popped by today, I'm grateful for each and every one of your visits.


  1. Love this card, Anita! Can't wait to try the clear embossing on black cardstock - even on my screen it looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  2. So striking Anita! Love the texture & the bold CAS design. So glad to have you joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  3. Very pretty. I like the embossed black panel and your pretty die cut bow.

  4. WOW! You have out did yourself with your post! Thanks for all the shout outs! Love your card! The embossed panel adds nice texture and the polka dotted bow is fabulous too! I am a sucker for all things polka dotted! HUGS Anita!

  5. Lovely card with a wonderful design, Anita! I love how you've created a subtle background on the black with the balloon strings. And I love the polka dotted bow! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
    xx Ashwini

  6. Anita this is so striking and elegant! I love pink and black together, and the polka dots too!

  7. Your card is so pretty and chic as always, Anita! What a great idea to use the balloon string background to create the subtle texture!

  8. Love how you've used the balloon string stamp on the bottom of your gorgeous card. Great layout, cute bow and the font on the sentiment is so perfect for your card x

  9. The embossing on the black cardstock is so elegant and the bow super cute!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seven Hills Crafts!


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