Thursday, February 14, 2019

Seize the Birthday #159 - No Topping

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

Today a new challenge at Seize the Birthday has started. And we have no Toppings option this time around. So you can enter any birthday card into our gallery!!! 

I've made a couple of cards by swapping the center part of two stamped panels. 

The main peony cluster is from Painted Peonies set by The Ton.

I started off by stamping the peony flowers in Soft Garnet, Cosmopolitan Pink and Grand Fuchsia and the leaves in Soft Garden and Deep Emerald on a soft pink A2 sized panel. I stamped the black and white peony cluster at the same time to place it on a same spot on the white panel. With MISTI tool it was an easy job!  I used Pewter collection ink by The Ton to stamp the gray florals.

I then cut the circle from both panels using a Double Stitched Circle die. At that point I thought the front panel is a bit too empty. So I decided to add a smaller peony cluster from Timeless Peonies Print set (The Ton) on a corner. I stamped the image in softer colors using Rose Quartz and Soft Garnet and two gray tones.

To soften the soft pink panel even more I blended Hampton White Pigment ink around the cut out circle of the soft pink front panel. I also blended the Hampton White Pigment ink on the small peony clusters of both panels to tone down the colors.

The pink part was foam mounted and the white part was adhered flat on the cardbase on both cards.

The sentiment banner is from Basic Banners set and the sentiment is from Penned Sentiments set. Both from The Ton. For the white card I white heat embossed the banner and the sentiment on gray cardstock. The gold heat embossed banner with black sentiment was added on the pink card.

I finished off the card by adding Glass Slippers and Medallion Gold sequins.

Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my team mates and our surprise party guest Julie Beech! I'd love to see your cards in our gallery! 

Have a happy Valentine's day!


Betty said...

both cards are brilliant, TaeEun - and happy valentine's day!!

Pat said...

You have made two fabulous cards using this spotlight technique with the positive and negative TaeEun, and the colours are so pretty, and I love the use of white ink on the second to soften the pink round the left hand side of the circle and softening the flowers. I love the added sequins too. x

Glenda J said...

These are absolutely amazing! I love how you put these together - so beautiful. The colours are so striking!

SD pooja said...

Beautiful cards !

Julie B said...

A fab pair of cards, who doesn't like a twofer!

Nancy said...

I just love these fabulous cards! I wish I had an ounce of your creativity! I keep trying to decide which one I like more and I really can't! Both are really wonderful!

Lindsey said...

Such gorgeous two-for-one floral cards! Such a great design for both and beautiful techniques to make them shine.

Barbara said...

Splendid pair of cards. They are incredible and I am so thrilled when I can get two for one.

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards using this technique, so effective, such clever designs too, Cathy x

Ashwini Rao said...

Totally awesome cards, TaeEun! Love the pretty flowers on both, and the combination of pink and grey too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome spotlighting -- great that you got 2 cards from this technique too.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful pair of cards. Love the pretty roses and the way made two cards with them.