Thursday, June 21, 2018

Seize the Birthday - No Topping

Hello everyone! 

It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time around we have no Toppings-option! You may enter any newly created birthday card into the gallery! 


For my DT card I used one of the images from Sunset Rose digital stamp set by EunJi. The set has three image files.  You can find EunJi's digital stamps on her Etsy shop, DotBStamp.

I printed the image on Canson mixed media paper. I colored the background first by ink smooshing using pink and blue DOX. After the panel was dry, I started coloring the image using Inktense pencils. I colored the darkest area on the petals using pencils and blended the colors out with a waterbrush.

After done coloring I added white highlight using a gel pen and traced the outline of the flowers with a black micron pen to make them pop. I fussy cut the right side of the image, glued it on a purple patterned paper, fussy cut the purple paper again and foam mounted the panel on a cardbase on which I added some purple polka dot patterned paper. The sentiment from Nesting Peonies (The Ton) was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock. I adhered it on a silver glitter paper I've made using Glossy Fine Silver Adhesive Glitter paper by The Ton. I finished off the card by adding some Glass Slippers sequins. 

That's it from my side! Hope you like my card. Please hop over Seize the Birthday blog! My talented team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Sonja have created some gorgeous projects for you!

And one more thing!
I'll take a break in crafting this Summer. I'm moving back to Germany in July and it'll take some time till I have all settled. There will be one more scheduled post while I'm away. But this is my last post I write in the USA.
I'll be away from the blog but will follow you on Instagram and Facebook :) and post maybe one or more coloring projects on them.

Wishing you all a wonderful and crafty Summer!
Huge hugs to you all!
Thank you so much for stopping by!



JoAnn said...

Another beautiful card TaeEun. Love the pretty floral image and your coloring is so pretty. I like the way you cut around the image and then added the purple paper layer.

I Card Everyone said...

TaeEun, I could color all day for 120 days and not get these beautiful, lifelike, exquisitely detailed blooms to look this good! You are a master, my dear friend! LOve the touches of dew you've added! xx

Debbie said...

oh wow - will you blog again once sorted in Germany ? Have a safe move

Pat said...

I hope all goes well with the move TaeEun and look forward to having you back here once you are settled in Germany. This is a gorgeous card using Eunji's pretty image, the colours are just beautiful and love the way you have cut round the edge and added the deeper purple to hightlight the edge with the lighter polka dots behind. x

Nancy said...

I so agree with Michele! You are the ZEN Master of coloring! Always love the way you trim the edges of your stamps, it really is a nice touch! sensational and any other adjective you want to use here! HUGS my friend!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a gorgeous card, TaeEun! Your watercolored background is so pretty and I LOVE how you colored the flowers and leaves with your pencils! Beautiful details, too!
Wishing you safe will be missed, for sure!!!

Barbara said...

I love how you did this digital stamp of flowers. I just started working with digital stamps. I am still so new at it. What program do you use? I would really like to know. Aas always your coloring is fantastic and spot on.

stampwithsandy said...

TaeEun, this is unbelievably gorgeous. Your coloring is just amazing. Good luck with the move, and we'll miss you!!!

Ashwini Rao said...

I think you have magic in your hands - you can make any floral image shine, look so beautiful! Those flowers look amazing, TaeEun! What a spectacular card!!

shirley-bee said...

Swoon! Fabulous colouring, as always.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh TaeEun!!! what a gorgeous card!! As always, your coloring is spectacularly beautiful and the design on this one really showcases those amazing flowers.
Again, good luck with the move, I hope all goes well for you and your family.
Maria Rodriguez.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning coloring!!

SonjaK said...

Wow, this card is just awesome! I love everything about it: the colors, the style the design. So very well done! And thank you so much for having me as your Surprise Guest at Seize the Birthday for the last few weeks!

Glenda J said...

Your colouring always blows me away. Absolutely stunning! Love the added sparkle and the perfect placement of the sequin. Gorgeous card as always.

Aileen said...

this card is stunningTaeEun, your artist skills just continue to grow. Its more like a painting than a card, looking truly beautiful. I hope everything is going okay and look forward to hearing all soon. xx Hugs aileen