Thursday, March 28, 2019

Seize the Birthday #162 - Spring

Hello and welcome, everyone! 

Today is again Seize the Birthday Thursday! I chose the Toppings option this time around and it's 


After a long Winter it's finally time for some spring blooms and warmer weather with sunshine here. Hope my crafty friends from the other side of the earth will play along with the toppings option too :)! 

I've created two cards for today. Both are featuring beautiful floral stamps from Penny Black and colored using colored pencils. Tulips and magnolias, both flowers are Spring for me! 

For the first card I've colored a beautiful bouquet of tulips using my colored pencils. The stamp set is called Flutterby (40-668), a new cling stamp set by Penny Black. The set includes the little butterfly stamp as well. 

I stamped the bouquet and the butterfly in a white pigment ink on Toned Tan paper. I usually use an embossing ink when I want to no-line color some images on colored paper. This time I tried white ink and it worked very well for me.

I colored the images using my Polychromos and Luminance pencils, which I've purchased lately. The Luminance pencils have a good covering on colored paper like everyone says. And I like the coral colors I used for some of the tulips. Actually the only negative factor about the Luminance pencils is the high price :(.

After coloring was completed, I added the white outline using a white pencil. I then cut a mask, covered the image and splattered white opaque ink. I cut the panel using one of the Swirly Stitches dies (51-502) by Penny Black. The sentiment from Good Wishes set (30-541), also by Penny Black, was white heat embossed directly on the colored panel. As the Toned paper is relatively thin, I mounted it with a fun foam on a white cardbase for more stability.  

My next card is showcasing Harmony cling stamp also by Penny Black. 

I stamped the image  this time on a dark teal cardstock in a white pigment ink. I colored the image using colored pencils. Actually I wanted to gold heat emboss the image after coloring to pop it a bit more but I accidentally moved the stamp on the MISTI tool, so it was impossible. 

I colored the background in dark purple, dark teal, black, Indigo, blue and green colors to add some interesting movement. I really love how it turned out!
After the coloring was done I cut the panel using one of the Swirly Stitches dies (51-502) again.

For the sentiment I used Good Wishes set (30-541) which I used for the first card too. I white heat embossed it on the colored panel and foam mounted the panel on a white cardbase.

That's it from my side! Hope you enjoyed looking my Spring cards!
Now it's your turn! Make some spring-y birthday card and join us at Seize the Birthday! As always we have an Anything Goes category, and you may enter any birthday themed project into our gallery!

Please hop over to Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration by my talented team mates and our amazing Surprise Party Guest Tenia Nelson !

Thank you so much for looking!
Have a great day!


Debbie said...

lovely colouring in your cards - very envious

I Card Everyone said...

As always, TaeEun, I think these pencils were made for you!! OH do I love your tulips! Even your background on the second masterpiece is mesmerizing! Gorgeous cards, sweet friend! xx

Lindsey said...

Wow, two absolutely awesome spring cards! (This is why I went with a frog instead of florals! :D)

Ericka Strange said...

These are gorgeous TaeEun and I could stare all day at the background on your second card. Gorgeous

Ashwini Rao said...

You know, I always take the longest time to comment on your posts - first I need to read through what you've write, then stare at your card while sighing away...and finally think what to write, cuz writing that 'its so beautiful' everytime has started to sound old even to me, even though the words are completely truthful!
Well, even at the cost of sounding cliched, I have to say - absolutely beautiful! Love the coloring you've done, its just spectacular, and then there's the beautiful border.
And the second one - oooohhhh! Subtle coloring, and the fantastic background - I actually thought that was foil! Genius, TaeEun, pure genius!

disha jain said...

You are so so amazing.. always leave my jaw dropping with your pretty and awesome creations. I don't even have words sometimes to express how eye sighting your creations truly are :)

JoAnn said...

Beautiful spring cards and great coloring. Love them both.

Barbara said...

Whoa! My jaw is on the floor. I must try the white ink! I was really looking closely at your tulip card as I scrolled down and then I saw the flowers on dark cardstock. This one left me speechless. You are an amazing artist.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Whoa! Both cards are just stunning. The teal WON my heart :)

Bobby said...

I love the look of colored pencils on kraft, TaeEun, and then I saw them on that wonderful teal and my heart stopped. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Cathy said...

Stunning cards TaeEun, your colouring is amazing! Love them both and the background on the teal one is so effective. I think whoever receives your cards should frame them!! Cathy x

Nancy said...

I was half tempted to cut in paste what Ashwini wrote! I agree with her 1,000 percent! So I am going to end my post and just go sigh and gaze at your cards! :)

Glenda J said...

I'm going to have to agree with Ashwini and Nancy - this just blows me away. Your flowers are absolute PERFECTION. Such an amazing card.

Jen said...

That is a fabulous teal background. And you did the different colors in pencil? Gorgeous!