Seize the Birthday challenge – card for a child

Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m delighted to have been invited along as the Surprise Birthday Guest at Seize the Birthday‘s new challenge – this week the ‘extra topping’ is to make a ‘card for a child’, but you can just play along with the regular ‘anything goes’ theme if you prefer. I’ve gone with a child’s card for my guest designer offering, and also managed to incorporate some of the elements from FestiveFriday‘s current theme (green, punny sentiment & party hats).

I started by cutting a frame from one of the Stampin’ Up! ‘dandy designs’ papers using a nested die and attached it to a 6×6 card blank. I stamped the branch from Avery Elle’s ‘hoot hoot hooray’ set, coloured it with SU Blends alcohol markers in ‘soft suede’ and ‘granny apple green’, then die cut and added it to the card front.

I’d also stamped and die cut two of the owls and the balloon from the ‘hoot hoot hooray’ set, colouring them with the SU blends and adding in a little ‘poppy parade’ on the hats and present. I used a couple of the skin tones Blends (800 & 900) for the owls’ faces and chests, then sat them on the branch.

I stamped the sentiment in ‘potting soil’ Archival ink and finished with a few lime green Glossies stars.

So do come and join in the party at Seize the Birthday – we’d love to see how you’re inspired!

32 thoughts on “Seize the Birthday challenge – card for a child

  1. Congrats on being the winner of our last challenge at seize the birthday. This birthday card is so cute and fresh. I love the bright green color. Those two cute owls really make the sentiment appropriate. Hope to see you when I challenge again.

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  2. Deborah, congratulations on winning the last challenge and becoming our Guest for this week. Your card is adorable and colored so perfectly. Thanks for joining us at STB.

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  3. Deborah, what a fantastic card for a kid! Those owls are a ‘hoot’, they are certasinly into the party mode with the gift and the blowing popper! I love the fresh green color of the frame and the party accessories! thanks for being our Guest at STB!

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  4. This card could not be any cuter, Deborah! We are so happy to have you as our guest at Seize the Birthday. Great coloring and I love the tiny stars too.

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  5. Congrats on the DT spot Deborah – this sweet pair are adorable! I can never resist a punny sentiment and the green border adds a fresh touch to your scene. Thanks for playing along with us over at Festive Friday Challenge too!

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