Thursday, April 11, 2019

Seize the Birthday #163 - No Topping

Hello everyone!!! 

It's Seize the Birthday Thursday!!! And we have your favorite challenge for the next fortnight :)! 


Any birthday themed project is welcome in our gallery! 

I've made two birthday cards featuring cute critters from Penny Black. They are both almost-one-layer card :).

On the first card a cute teddy bear from Flower Teddy (30-543) set is my main actor. 

First I've made the background panel by ink smooshing on a Bristol Smooth paper. I applied Peacock Feather, Broken China, Wilted Violet, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry DI on a acetate sheet and sprayed pearlized water on it. I then pressed it on the Bristol Smooth paper. I repeated the process several times while drying the panel with a heat tool each time.

I then stamped the cute bear holding a bouquet ( Flower Teddy 30-543 ) on the panel in black pigment ink. I colored the image using Zig brush markers and used a WOS clear glitter pen to blend the colors. As I stamped the image on a ink smooshed panel, I lifted the purple ink on the bear using clear water and some paper towel before coloring.

The sentiment is from Good Wishes (30-541) set, also by Penny Black. I heat embossed it in silver on the colored panel. I cut the panel using a double stitched rectangle die and adhered it on a white cardbase. To finish off I added some highlights on the bear and flowers using a white gel pen and a small pink heart on the little tag. Sadly the shimmer of the pearlized background and the glitter on the image are hard to capture in the picture. I wish you could see the shine..

My second card is featuring a cute mouse from Critter Celebration (30-542) set from Penny Black's Timeless release. 

To start off I made a negative mask for the heart and a mask for the mouse. I stamped the mouse sitting on the mushroom in Shadow Grey Archival ink on a Bristol smooth paper. I didn't ink up the blow-ball to white heat emboss it later.  I then adhered the masks on the panel to ink blend in the heart.

For the heart I chose the same color scheme as in the first card. I ink blended Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron, Broken China and Wilted Violet DOX ink, splattered clear water and dabbed them off. I then colored the image using Zig brush markers and a WOS clear glitter pen. 

After the panel was dry I white heat embossed the blow-ball part of the stamp and added some highlights on the image and on the heart using a white get pen. The sentiment is also from Critter Celebration (30-542) set. I stamped it in Majestic Violet Archival ink. Maybe silver heat embossing would have been better for the sentiment. But done is done :)! I cut the panel using one of the Swirly Stitches die set (51-502) and foam mounted it on a light gray cardbase. 

That's it from me for today!

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

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


Pat said...

Two brilliant cards TaeEun with the cute and beautifully coloured images with your Zigs, and I adore the watery background on the first and the more intense ink blended colour on the masked heart, and then the two different really elegant edges with the stitched on the first and the more random look to the Swirly Stitches on the second. x

JoAnn said...

I love both of your cute critter cards TaeEun. The backgrounds you created are fabulous. Love the pretty colors. The heart one is my favorite but that teddy is so cute also.

Bobby said...

Those little critters are so darn cute but it helps to have a way with coloring like you do, TaeEun.

Lindsey said...

Wow, two adorable and absolutely beautiful cards!

Cathy said...

These are adorable cards, I love how you've coloured the images. The teddy one is my fave, love the background and the silver embossing and the little bear is just too sweet! Cathy x

Barbara said...

Both of these cards are over the top with adorable cuteness and you have illustrated them so divinely as well. What paper do you use?

Nancy said...

Oh Tae Eun, I am at a loss for words! I wish I had your talent....heck a quarter of it would be fine! Sensational!! Love them both equally!!!!

shirley-bee said...

Both beautiful cards, TaeEun, and fabulous colouring!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Both cards are just darling! Your coloring brings them to life!

Ashwini Rao said...

Totes adorable!! Squeel!!!The pastel colorful backgrounds make the cards so much dreamy! Love those cute animals too!! Such sweet birthday cards, TaeEun!! Love them both!!

Glenda J said...

Both of these are are absolutely fabulous. You are so clever - such great techniques and details.