Thursday 11 October 2018

Seize the Birthday - Autumn bouquet

Hello and welcome! This is my third installment as a Surprise Party Guest at Seize the Birthday. This fortnight, we have a very easy challenge for you all, since there are no optional toppings, so it's anything birthday goes.

I had fun inking up this beautiful floral image by Concord & 9th again, including all of the half-tone images to add colour to the flowers and leaves. I was a bit hesitant at first, but these stamps have been especially designed to not give a perfectly layered image, which turned out to be rather liberating once I got started. I'm not really a fan of autumn, but there are several challenges out in blogland asking for autumnal creations, so I went for autumn colours. The floral theme and colour palette were also inspired by the World Cardmaking Day event at StampNation, and I really love how this turned out.

I used CP inks from the Spa collection to do my stamping. For the leaves, I used second-generation stamping to get an even softer look. The Happy die is by Neat & Tangled (Happy Holidays) and was heat embossed in gold ep (WOW!). The Birthday sentiment is from the Simply the Best set (CP Designs).

Do pop over to the Seize the Birthday blog to check out the wonderful inspiration by the talented DT and then go and create a birthday themed card and link it up. We look forward to seeing your cards in the gallery.

I'm also linking up my card at:

Stamping Sensations - Shades of autumn

Penny Black and More - Autumn splendour

Addicted to Stamps - #167 Autumn colours

Crazy for CAS - #10 Fall in love


  1. Beautiful card Marianne..I love your stamps and gorgeous pretty.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Addicted to Stamps..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Such a beautiful card! I do like the "imperfect" layering, gives it such an artistic look. (And I'm with you on the whole not a fan of autumn thing... fall leads to winter!!!)

  3. You have captured all the warm colours of this lovely season, many thanks for joining in with our Autmnal themes at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  4. Aha, je hebt de stempel eindelijk weer gebruikt. Heb er naar uitgekeken.
    Wat een prachtig resultaat. Vind de grijs/groene?achtergond een hele mooie keus, evenals het goud accent.
    De herfst is hier momenteel zeer zonnig hoor!
    Veel liefs, Ineke 😘

  5. Beautiful card Marianne. Love the pretty flowers and your coloring.

  6. Excellent look to these flowers and leaves. So artsy and love that. the fall colors are very pleasing as well.

  7. Love the autumnal colours on your card, such a pretty design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at PB & More
    Lynn x

  8. Lovely bouquet of flowers

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  9. This is such an excellent card Marianne! I bet it wins at one of your sites you linked up!

  10. The heat embossed sentiment is absolutely amazing and the bouquet is gorgeous!
    Cheers, Barbara

  11. A beautiful autumn bouquet of flowers, thank you so much for sharing this month at Penny Black and More challenge!

  12. The autumnal color palette and the artistic look go so wonderfully together! Awesome birthday card, Marianne!

  13. Marianne, this is one of my favorite floral sets. I love the combo of colors you used, and the pretty gold sentiment.

  14. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining in our challenge. Greetings, Veerle DT-ATSC

  15. What a beautiful card and I'm so glad you just went with the stamping and enjoyed yourself. I love the slightly off set look you get with these stamps. The colours are gorgeous to. xx

  16. This is so pretty. Lovely fall colours and wonderful sentiment. So glad you're joining us.