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Hello everyone!!! 

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

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Any birthday themed project is welcome in our gallery! 

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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. 

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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.

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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..

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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!
Hugs,
TaeEun

Post Author: TaeEun Yoo

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