Seize the Birthday #7

I finally was able to make time in my schedule to play at Seize the Birthday!  I love Lesley’s new challenge blog…..I just always seem to run out of time to submit a card!  This was the perfect opportunity to stamp up a funny chicken stamp that I picked up last year…which had yet to see ink. Here is a  look at the original sketch design:

My background is stamped with the new chicken wire stamp that is part of the Distressed Background stamp set found in the new 2013 Close To My Heart Idea Book.  I had originally planned to stamp my sentiment on the space where you now see a bow.  I had everything all put together….then realized my strip was too short to accommodate my saying.  I added the rustic layered bow to fill in my white space.  I then sanding off a strip of my chicken wire background and stamped my sentiment on the top of the card.  The great thing about card making….you can always improvise!

I seriously have to agree with the chicken… you get older, birthdays can be a pain in the rear!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy

D1544 Distressed Background Stamp Set

UMH1869-Chicken Stamp by Art Impressions

UMK1865-Sentiments by Art Impressions

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

1272 Cranberry Cardstock

Z2173 Slate Ink

Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento

Red Gingham Ribbon-Offray

Z1760 Burlap Ribbon

Retired Wood Buttons

Various Copic Sketch Markers

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

A Gem of A Challenge-Add a Bow


Aud Sentiments-Share Inner Sentiment 

Black Tie Fridays-Animals

Broken Box Stock-Birthdays

Card Makin Mamas-Birthday

Clear It Out-Two or More Ribbons from Stash

Crafty Ribbons-Button Up

Thanks so much for stopping by!

25 thoughts on “Seize the Birthday #7”

  1. This is adorable! Love the chicken wire background and of course that precious image. Love that sentiment too – how perfect! Cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  2. This is just too funny! I love it! I really like the bow on the front and then the sanded off section for the sentiment. Well done!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  3. This is SO cool! Love your chicken wire stamped background, perfect for your image! I like the red details on this card, and the twine is a fab detail too as it looks a bit like hay.

  4. Hahaha, this is hilarious, and I think I need this stamp set. I love what you did with the background of the card, so smart! Thanks for playing with us at Black Tie Friday!

  5. Darling card!!!!! I actually love how the sentiment is placed and was wondering how you did it. Never thought of sanding, thanks for the tip!

  6. It was a stroke of genius to sand off some of the chicken wire for your sentiment. I was like, "how'd she do that?" It's really "der Hammer!" 🙂


  7. Super cute image, love our card, it's fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out for the birthday challenge using two or more ribbons from your stash.


Leave a Comment