16 July 2015

Seize the birthday... no toppings!

Hi there!

Please scroll down for my CASE this sketch inspiration card ;)

Yes, you read it in the title of this post ... no toppings this week at Seize the birthday. This means any newly created birthday cards are welcome !






Sometimes we discover things by accident... and this is how my card for today's inspiration was  'born' !

I was experimenting with stencils and Modge Podge - the one in the spray can { clear acrylic sealer } But it was a complete fail. The newspaper I was using to protect my work surface was still lying on my desk and later that day I saw the neat pattern that was left on it from my previous experiment.

And I had an little aha moment. It works a bit better on darker card stock... and I love the subtle pattern it creates. You will definitely see me using it again in the future!

The happy was cut with my Silhouette, and the b-day was cut with a CREAlies alpha die.

I added a couple of enamel dots to complete the picture.

I hope to see you in the gallery at Seize the birthday this week!

Thanks for visiting me today!




16 comments:

Nancy said...

What a terrific accidental discovery! Love this look! Well done my friend!

Katarina Ahac said...

Such a fabulous accident. I love this effect. And bright colors on dark blue background. Just perfect. Hugs, K.

Geri said...

You are definitely onto something with the Modge Podge! I remember my mom using it for crafts ages ago! Love how the yellow & pink pops against that really, really cool accidental background!

Cheryl W. said...

I love how you were able to create the background for this card, Hannelie. I have some spray acrylic sealer (a different brand), and I'll have to try it to see if I get the same effect.

Claire said...

Aren't creative accidents the best? Your pattern looks wonderful against the navy...it's worked perfectly. Love the splash of yellow and pink too!

Dee Miranda said...

What a great discovery Hannelie! Your card looks stunning! (:

Deepti said...

Isn't it fun to discover new things, results are fab!

Marybeth said...

Love your happy discovery! Serendipity! Beautiful birthday card, Hannelie!

Gerrina said...

Mooie achtergrond zo! Als die kleine "ongelukjes" er niet waren zouden we geen nieuwe mooie dingen maken :) Fijn weekend, Gerrina

Shelly said...

Super fun! Love the colors!

Kim Heggins said...

Fantastic card...love those bold colors!

Anita in France said...

Don't you just love happy accidents, Hannelie?! Gorgeous card ... the subtle pattern with those vibrant colours is fantastic! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Another fabulous card, Hannelie! I love the bold yellow and pink with the two-toned blue background and the pattern is so pretty! So glad your efforts worked out so well :)

Petra Swart said...

Joe, daai 'ongeluk' het voorwaar 'n wonderlike uiteinde gehad, vrou - jy het 'n verskriklike pragtige agtergrond gemaak met die stencil en MP!!!! Die getilte paneel werk so goed en die helder geel is so stunning saam met die blou!!! Die sentiment is so vrolik en ek hou van waar jy dit geplaas het!!! En natuurlik is die enamel dots net perfek om die pragtige prentjie te voltooi!!!
Groete

Jodene said...

This is such a cool card, I just love it! The bright enamel dots are perfect for that dark background, so effective :)

Glenda J said...

So bold and vibrant! Terrific colour combo.