Friday, March 20, 2015

A Seize the Birthday Challenge Card



It’s just refusing to warm up to seasonal temperatures here in Ontario and the temperature is just above the freezing mark during the day, dips down to just below at night. The good news is that the maple syrup is running now and hopefully there will be no shortage of it this year. I cannot stand the imitation maple syrup so it’s just the real deal for us or nothing. One of my sons-in-law taps a few trees around his house but I think he gets enough syrup to coat a spoon or two and that’s about all. I remember one year my father tapped the maple trees on our farm and came in with enough sap to fill a HUGE pot that my mom had on the stove. Of course, it was pretty much up to my mom to stir and stir and stir it with us kids taking a few quick turns to relieve her…..and I still remember how little syrup we ended up! So disappointed. It was the only time I remember him doing that so I have a feeling my mother probably told him, “You tap, you stir” so that was the end of that.

Today’s card was made for the Seize the Birthday challenge which was to make the sentiment the focal point.


This Memory Box die fits the challenge just fine. The black cardstock was die cut and, I being my cheap self, kept the birthday letters that are cut out and set aside for another card. Then the bright yellow cardstock was run through an embossing folder just to where the black cardstock starts. Then it was glued to the white card base and then the black sentiment glued over top. To fill in the top right corner to balance the card a small butterfly was die cut in black and the top in the same yellow and glued on. I like that the butterfly belly and antennae are die cut at the same time. A simple but very striking card.

That’s all for a cool Friday, March-20-15

Cheers
Violet

6 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

Violet rarely do i have the opportunity to tell you "i" scored a deal!!! Went to Hobby Lobby today and they had alot ALOT of stuff 50% off...if i wasn't trying to not have more stuff to haul to Arkansas i would have bought more..lol But i scored three embossing folders ...one spiderwebs... two honeycomb... snowflakes ..... Regular price $4.99 so i paid $2.50 ! I had to buy some ... here i have this Cuttle bug and almost nothing to use in it..lol Aaaahhh wait until i get set up again...:) Hugs! deb

aqua fit said...

Love your bright card

JD/ Jill said...

You've created a bright cheery, pretty card!

Nancy said...

Super job making the sentiment the focus of your card! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday...we sure do appreciate it!

Colleen said...

Awesome job with the design on your "sentiment being in the focal point"! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Glenda J said...

This is such a great bold card with a fabulous sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

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