Thursday, November 3, 2016

Happy 70th Birthday

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday!

This time around the "Toppings" option is Stencil. You can also chose to do an "Anything Goes" birthday card, the choice is yours! 

I chose to use the option of Stencil. My card is super simple, because I'm trying out a new product for the first time and I wanted to focus on using it. After watching a few videos featuring Clarity Stencil Brushes, I had to have them and then they sat on my shelf for months. I was happy about this challenge as it pushed me to finally use them. I absolutely love how seamlessly the colors blend using them. I used only three colors of ink for my background but I feel like it looks like so much more. 

I must add that I was inspired by this card from my amazing bloggy friend Shannon. I loved the layout and autumnal colors, and substituted numbers for the leaves as I needed an age specific masculine card.  Thanks, Shannon! 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up)
Ink Pads: Wet Cement, Cup O' Joe, Just Rust, Butter Bar (Hero Arts)
Tools: Big Shot, Classic Numbers Dies (Hero Arts), English Brick Wall Stencil (My Favorite Things), Stencil Brushes (Clarity)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Echo Park)

I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!

Inky hugs :)


Sherrie K. said...

Gorgeous background and fantastic color scheme!
Have a great day!
Sherrie K
STB Surprise Guest Designer

LeAnne said...

I loved Shannon's card and I love yours too! What a cool effect!!!

Donna said...

I love your card, Sandy, it's very pretty! :)

Nancy said...

First of all GREAT card Sandy! I loved it the moment I saw it! Your colors blended so perfectly and does appear like there are more colors than three. I also knew where your inspiration came from as soon as I read your post! I adored Shannon's card too...and pinned it myself! Yours is going right beside hers! Take care!

Glenda J said...

Your background is perfect! Love the colour combo and the sentiment is awesome.

TaeEun said...

This is a perfect masculine fall birthday card, Sandy! The blending looks really gorgeous. The Clarity brushes are on my wish list for a while now. And your card reminded me of that!