Thursday, January 16, 2020

Seize the Birthday #181 - Stencils

Hello! 

Today is the Seize the Birthday Thursday and we are having the second challenge of this year! Our lovely boss Nancy chose the Toppings option this time and she wants us to use some Stencils. 

I'm not good at using stencils for my cards. So this topping was challenging for me. Fortunately I remembered that I have a stencil and the matching stamp set by Penny Black. The stamp set is a simple floral branch, called Softly (30-319) and the stencil is Promenade (25-001)


I white heat embossed the Softly image two times on a Canson XL watercolor paper panel. I applied lots of water on it and sprinkled Orange and Lemon Yellow Color Burst powder on the flowers. I moved the panel to blend the colors and sprayed pearl water on it. I helped the colors go on the flowers with a brush and let the panel dry. I colored the leaves in Sepia.


After the panel was dry, I stenciled the Promenade image using Nuvo Glimmer paste on it and let it dry.  The sentiment is from Good Wishes (30-541) set by Penny Black. I stamped it in a black pigment ink and clear heat embossed. I trimmed down the panel and foam mounted it on a kraft cardbase. I finished off the card by adding some clear iridescent sequins.


That's it! Now it's your turn to play along! If you don't like to take the Topping, you may enter any birthday themed project into our gallery!

Please don't forget to visit Seize the Birthday blog to get more inspiration from my team mates and our surprise party guest  Joyce Mehrberg from Cards by the Sea!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
TaeEun

17 comments:

Betty said...

love love this card, TaeEun - and i have that stamp and stencil - must get it out and have a go with it - way too long since i've used it!

scrAPpamondo said...

You aren't good at using stencils? Oh my... No one would say it!! :) This stencilled card is just a true delight!!! Amazing colours and design!

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, TaeEun! Love these colors and that watery background!

Pat said...

So vibrant in the orange and yellow Brusho and then the glittery stencilling over the top adds beautiful sparkle TaeEun and finished with that bold sentiment. Wonderful! x

Barbara said...

Well, this worked out very well for a person that is not good with stencils. It is super amazing and glorious!

Helen said...

Wow!! I just love this stunning card, TaeEun! So beautiful! I must try these techniques!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful use of stenciling and color!

Blankina said...

I simply love your card I have just joined the seize the birthday challenge, but had to stop at your blog too, hugs Blankina

Ashwini Rao said...

Hard to believe that you're bad with stencils after you've delivered THIS!! Such a beautiful card, TaeEun! Love the bursts of color and the glittery look too!

Nancy said...

You struggle with any form of card making is hard to imagine. This background came out perfectly! The added sparkle past was a super idea! Gorgeous creation!

Cathy said...

Stunning card TaeEun, the stamping and watercolouring alone looks amazing but the stencilled sparkly leaves really adds something special! The colours are beautiful too, Cathy x

Karen Dunbrook said...

how gorgeous...I am always in awe of your wonderful cards mf.
xx Karen

Lindsey said...

This is a gorgeous card! The stamping, colouring and stencilling combine in the most beautiful way! I really like your photo staging, too.

jan metcalf said...

Very pretty watercolor!!!

Glenda J said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! I don't know what else to say. I love it!

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, this is so dreamy, TaeEun! I love the soft blended colours, and that translucent shimmer of the stencilled layer. “Not good at stencilling”? I’d like to see the results when you become expert!!

JoAnn said...

So pretty and dreamy. Love the colors and the design.