Thursday, 30 March 2017

Seize the Birthday - Surprise Party Guest! (Week 3)

Hi there

I'm back with another installment for my Surprise Party Guest role over at Seize the Birthday challenge.  Birthday cards are the one occasion card I send more than anything else so this is proving to be a great opportunity to build my stock of cards.

Every week over at Seize the Birthday is Anything Goes as long as it's a birthday theme.

And some weeks there are also optional Toppings

And this week's Topping option is...


Here's my card using a vellum overlay and die cut...

This was super simple to make.  I started by die cutting a piece of patterned paper using a stitched rectangle die.  I then die cut a piece of vellum with a fishtail flag die and heat embossed the sentiment in white.  I then die cut the butterfly, once from a piece of co-ordinating cardstock and then again from vellum after stamping and embossing with the co-ordinating stamp.  These were then adhered, the vellum along the top so that it wouldn't show, and I manipulated the vellum butterfly wings using the handle of a paint brush.

Materials used:
  • Patterned Paper: Free with a publication a long time ago
  • Vellum: From stash
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up - Stacks of Wishes; Clearly Besotted - Elegant Butterflies
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangle Stax, Fishtail Flag Stax; Clearly Besotted - Elegant Butterflies
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White

Challenge entries:

CASology - Week #242 - Text
AAA Cards - CAS Game #86 - Die Cuts
Happy Little Stampers - March Anything Goes with Dies

Thanks for stopping by today.  I've been having a little blogging break for a couple of weeks so apologies for being quiet.  I'll be back with regular blog posts again now :)


  1. I absolutely love the butterfly and the sentiment on the vellum. Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Stunning Anita, love the use of the dsp, thanks for joining AAA

  3. Beautiful butterfly on your lovely card. Love the embossed sentiment on the vellum banner.
    Glad to have you as our surprise guest on STB.

  4. Just gorgeous with the pretty paper behind your vellum banner

  5. Wow! Double vellum bonanza! I love both the uses of vellum, Anita! Very nicely done!
    xx Ashwini

  6. This is SO the soft look of vellum. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little stampers!

  7. This is a very clever way to make a quick card, but still make it a smashing one. I love it!

  8. That little panel of DP looks fab against all the white and the vellum.
    So pleased you linked up at HLS Anything Goes with dies. :)

  9. Love the bold paper behind that great sentiment and beautiful butterfly! Great card Anita! Have a wonderful day!

  10. Stunning birthday card. I love the look of your vellum banner. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  11. Fabulous use of vellum, and what a fun sentiment Anita! The colors in your patterned paper are so pretty, too.

  12. So elegant and pretty! Love the layout and the use of pattern paper!

  13. Love the embossed message on vellum. So happy you could play in the CASology challenge this week.


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