Thursday, April 23, 2015

Seize The Birthday - make your own background

Happy Thursday everyone.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this week we have a "Toppings" option to make your own background on your Birthday card.  Remember, it is only an option, you can always stick with our "Anything Goes" Birthday.

For my card I used SU Crumb Cake and Naturals Ivory CS.  I stamped my background with the flourish stamp from an old SU Sale-a-Bration set called Bliss in Crumb Cake ink.  This is a pretty set and I love the images in it, especially this flourish.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Deepens (I guess it is no longer available as I couldn't find it on their web site) and is stamped in Soft Suede ink.  The leaves are cut with MFT Layered Leaves die cut from some scraps and a mulberry flower from Michaels $1.50 bin.

You need to check out all the fabulous cards my teammates have created over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,


  1. Beautiful, elegant card--my favorite style! The background is stunning, JoAnn!

  2. Love that flourish background stamp, it's so very elegant! Love the slanted sentiment too! HUGS!

  3. This is just beautiful, JoAnn! I love that background you've created, very elegant!

  4. Beautiful! Love your background.. so elegant.