I sea it’s your birthday

Hey everybody! Happy Hump Day! I hope you’re having a great week! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Birthstone Challenges and I’m super excited to share my DT inspiration project for BSC #2 – Anything Goes with Aquamarine & Diamond Colors! This Mermaid Inchies stamp set and Nine Window Background Die (both from C.C. Designs) along with the iridescent paper were earmarked for a specific card but I missed the deadline when we got caught up in our move and my studio got torn apart. So I ended up using the supplies to make a fun birthday card for this challenge since the colors fit! This paper is so cool – the color changes depending on what angle you’re looking at it from!

I cut a 4-1/2″ x 5″ top folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Pop Tone Black Licorice and Pop Tone Sno Cone cardstock. It’s an odd size but I wanted it to fit the size of the background die. I stamped quite a few of the images in the stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 80# Solar White cardstock and colored them with alcohol markers. I fussy cut them all, and as I typically do with fussy-cut images, I ran a Tuxedo Black marker around the edges for a more finished look. I positioned the images in the nine windows, reserving the upper right window for the sentiment which I stamped in Tuxedo Black ink on a Solar White scrap and cut with a Spellbinders Standard Circles Small die. The finishing touch was adding a few gemstones from the Trinity Stamps Aquamarine Ripple Embellishment Mix using the Trinity Pick-Up Stick.

I cut the inside panel from 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with the sparkling paper, Sno Cone and Black Licorice cardstock used on the front. I stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in Tuxedo Black ink.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: March #3-2023 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: March 2023 #3 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #109 – March Anything Goes
4. Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #567 – For A Child
5. Inkspirational: #284 – Designer’s Choice – Stitching – Real or Faux
6. Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge: Mermaid Wishes
7. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges: #541 – Anything Goes Using Paper
8. QKR Stampede: #462 – Anything Goes

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, Paper Wishes Sparkling Sheets, CutCardStock Pop Tone Sno Cone and Pop Tone Black Licorice cardstock
Stamps: C.C. Designs Mermaid Inchies Stamp Set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Arteza alcohol markers- B28/44, BG54/57, YR04/32, Y02, R18, BR28/44/52/84
Dies/Punches: C.C. Designs Nine Window Background Die, Spellbinders Standard Circles Small die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Trinity Stamps Aquamarine Ripple Embellishment Mix, Trinity Pick-Up Stick, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this time! We can’t wait to see your project using one or both of the colors of the featured birthstones! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

6 thoughts on “I sea it’s your birthday”

  1. That gorgeous shimmer paper is just so lovely! The little boxes with their cute images add so much color and fun to this and the sentiment is fantastic for our challenge this month! Thanks for playing with us at The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge! Nan, DT

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