Thursday, April 26, 2018

Seize the Birthday - No Topping

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a great week so far! 

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. There is no Toppings option this time around so you can link up any newly created birthday card at our gallery!!!


I recently colored the Peony Laurel image by The Ton using my Prismacolor pencils and posted on Instagram. My actual plan was that I heat emboss the image in gold after done coloring. So I stamped the whole image in pink and left the stamp stuck on my MISTI. But when I was done coloring the peony in the center I liked the no line colored look so much that I changed my mind and decided to do no line coloring. One problem to solve was the leaves stamped in pink :) ! I've gotten a few suggestions how to solve this issue from Instagram friends. After all I colored the pink outlined leaves in teal and pink so they became leaves with pink edge and veins. A long story with a happy ending :)! 

I masked the image and blended Soft Garnet and Soft Amethyst from the image towards the bottom of the panel. I then stamped Toned Squares in Soft Amethyst, Soft Garnet and Soft orchid on the panel.  I had used one of the stamps with yellow ink and didn't clean it well so the soft orchid on the right side was mixed with yellow.

I then cut the upper part of the image using coordinating die and foam mounted the panel on a blue cardbase. The die cut happy was cut with Peony Laurel coordinating diePeony Laurel  set has several outlined sentiments and there are coordinating dies for the sentiments as well. I cut the sentiment three times from some white cardstock and once from Silver Adhesive Glitter paper to stack them all together for some dimension. The small sentiment is from Peony Laurel  as well. I white heat embossed it on some soft pink cardstock, cut it in a banner and foam mounted it onto the card. I added silver bow on a bud along with a rhinestone. I finished off the card by adding some Glass Slippers sequins.

It was a quite hard one to assemble. Choosing the colors for the background stamps and cardbase, how to do with sentiments and embellishments... all those decisions took so long.
I'm happy with the result though. Hope you like today's card too :)!

Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog and get some inspirations from my team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Kim!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!


Pat said...

Gorgeous colouring TaeEun and love the no line colouring and the leaves look so pretty with the touches of pink which enhance the finished look I think. I adore the geometric look to the bottom half and I think the unexpected touch of yellow looks fine, also the silver glitter die cut sentiment stands out beautifully, and also the strong blue background really makes the flowers pop. x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Outstanding coloring! Beautiful card

Bobby said...

When you do no-line coloring as gorgeous as this, TaeEun, it would be a shame to gold emboss it although I'm sure that would look marvelous too. The leaves look wonderful with their pink edges.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I totally love it, TaeEun! Most of the times, I have difficulty deciding what to do after I finish coloring my flowers. I totally love the Toned Squares that you've used here. Perfect way to compliment those gorgeous flowers. And I love how you've colored the leaves too - never thought of retaining the pink color on the leaves, so I learned something new too! :) Thanks for sharing all these details! :)
hugs, Ashwini

I Card Everyone said...

No topping needed, TaeEun! another masterpiece, and you really made the perfect decisions! love everything your heart touches, my friend!

Patti said...

Beautifully done! the leave are just beautiful!! a good ending to your "problem" : )

Lindsey said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Such vibrant colours on the peonies, I'm so impressed that they're coloured in pencil! And lovely bottom panel as well. Gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Amazing, I thought that you used pattern paper on the bottom. The coloring on the flowers is outstanding and I love how you set them on a solid background and the bottom is stamped and colorful. What a sublime card!

Nancy said...

Another stunning card!! I can't believe that is not pattern paper. What am I saying, of course it's not! This is TaeEun we are talking about! :)

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning! Your coloring is just beautiful.

JoAnn said...

This is gorgeous TaeEun. Definitely did not need the gold embossing. Your coloring is beautiful and the teal & pink leaves look great.

stampwithsandy said...

TaeEun, your talents never cease to amaze me. Your coloring is just amazing. What a stunning card.