21 May 2015

Seize the birthday with no toppings

Hi there!

For the next two weeks at Seize the birthday we invite you to link any newly created birthday card as it is a no topping week!

                                                     


Since Summer is all around us, I decided on a sun/Summer themed birthday card.



My card was made by cutting a stencil with my Silhouette, and painting with water color paint in yellow, with just a touch of orange. I used only a very small amount of water . If you use too much water it might run beneath the stencil and you won't get a neat look.

I added my sentiment after the paint has dried completely.



Here's the sentiment  for those who might be interested ;)






I am linking my card to the challenge at Less is more where the theme is " HELLO SUNSHINE " and the STENCIL IT challenge at Simon says stamp

Thanks for looking... hope to see your card in the gallery this fortnight!



42 comments:

SonjaK said...

Such a sunny, happy card! I'd never have thought that you've used a stencil if you hadn't revealed it. Looks like a perfectly handdrawn sun.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun! I love it!

Dotty Jo x said...

What a fabulous, fun card - I love it! And your sentiment looks brilliant against that lovely, bold image, Jo x

Jenny said...

Oh my!!! what a happy happy card.... love it Hannelie :)
Jenny x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, I love the sunny colours and wonderful sentiment - thank you for sharing it too!
Sue xx

Linda J said...

What a fun card!

Cheryl W. said...

Well, how cool is that! You are so creative!

Tiya-B said...

great idea love the great fun sun and your fantastic sentiment.

Jen W. said...

This rocks, Hannelie! That swirly sun is so cool and I love the layout of the sentiment!

Happy Dance said...

Such a sweet birthday card! I just love yellow. It's such a happy color. And this is a happy card! Great sentiment too; I love how you design so many of your own, then share them with us all. Thinking of you and hoping things are going really well too. Bev

Geri said...

So nice to see you creating! I love the soft watercolor look of your funky sun! Thanks for another fabulous sentiment - love the font of "sunshine"!

Pauline said...

Just fab! Great sentiment, and cool watercoloured sun!

Gerrina said...

Wat een zonnige kaart! Gaaf dat je zoveel gebruik maakt van je silhouette; dit is weer een mooi stencil! Fijn weekend, Gerrina

sandie said...

Wonderful sunshine colour and fab sentiment x

Maaike Uijthoven said...

how fun is this card? well done and thank you for sharing

HJ said...

I love the card and the sentiment. Thanks for allowing us to copy the sentiment and for your tips on how to make the bright happy card.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

You are so clever Hannelie.
This is simply AMAZING. Almost looks like finger painting so even more fabulous. Love it.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

donna sherman said...

Love the sunny card!!! We all need sunshine! And thank you sooo much for the perfect sentiment!!!

Joanne James said...

Hannelie this is so clever - you amaze me with your creativity! I'd never have thought this was a stencil - what a fab card!

Nancy said...

I agree with others, almost reminds me of finger painting! Great card Hannelie! BIG HUGS and WELL WISHES TOO!!!

LesLee said...

Simply gorgeous.. great job!!1

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Just your card, Hannelie! So bright and energetic, and clever :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the big scale of the sun - who could look at this and not smile?

Chrissie said...

As stunning as ever Hannelie!
Lovely sunny card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

This caught my eye! Love the bold artsy design.

Neets B said...

Adore that big swirly sun and you've watercoloured it beautifully, FAB!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More GD

Lin said...

Hannelie, this is perfect for the upcoming season, and for our challenge! Love that wonderful sunny yellow and how sweet of you to share this great sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Anne said...

Love your stencil you created, super sunny card Hannelie and thanks for the sentiment
Thanks so much for joining us
Anne
Less is More

Claire said...

What a fabulous CAS stencil Hannelie - I really do need to use my Cameo more often (and not just for cutting!) I thought you had maybe done this with your fingers lol Gorgeous!

Bellule said...

I love your sunny card, so stunning !!

Bises.

Anita in France said...

Happy, happy, happy, Hannelie ... your fabulous large scale sun has me smiling all over my face! Anita :)

Mel C said...

Wonderful card, thank you for the great sentiment!

Cards by Sharyn said...

Great card and inspiration. Thanks for the freebie.

Jacq said...

What a great card and fab sentiment! Thanks for sharing. :)

Kiwi said...

Lovely sunny card,and thanks for the birthday sentiment-gorgeous!

Marika said...

Just loving the sentiment!! You are just a master with that die-cutting machine of yours. I am always in awe what your creativity gets out of it. Simply amazing card!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a fun graphic card, Hannelie! I love the strokes on the sun rays and how you created depth with your inks!
Thanks so much for another great sentiment!

Kelly Latevola said...

Such a fun card! I love how bright it is!!

KayM said...

What a fun card Hannelie!! Your stenciled sun is just fantastic! Love the sentiment too!

Deepti said...

Gorgeous sun!

Petra Swart said...

Joe, daai son is so warm en vrolik, vrou, hy gaan behoorlik iemand se dag vul met sonskyn en laggies!!!! Ek is mal oor hoe jy die geel en oranje verf saam gebruik het - dit lyk pragtig!!! Die geel basis en die fyn swart randjie rond jou lieflike prentjie perfek af!!! Pragtig gedoen!!!!
Groete

Diana K said...

I just love your style so much. This is such a fun, graphic birthday card!