#710 – Coloring with Pens and Stripes

Hello! We have a new challenge up at Seize the Birthday, and this time we are having a ‘No Toppings’ or anything goes challenge, which means that you can just join the fun with any Birthday project of your choice!

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s my card – I’ve had this pretty stamp set from Simon Says Stamp from such a long time, but I haven’t made something I was happy with with it ever since I bought it. But this time, somehow the technique, images and idea clicked! 🙂

Sending Birthday Wishes

For the background, I used Spellbinders Paisley embossing folder. For the top panel, I first cut out a 3*4.25 inches panel, stamped the images from Simon Says Stamp Look For the Miracles stamp set. I used a mid tone gray ink, since I knew that the pens’ inks were darker and would definitely color over this gray.. why simply stamp in a light ink when you can have things easier, right? 😉

Sending Birthday Wishes

Once done stamping, I started drawing the stripes over all the images. These are Uniball gel pens that I used. Pretty good quality, since its been quite some time since I bought them, and they haven’t dried yet, even though I haven’t used them.

Sending Birthday Wishes

For the sentiment, I stamped the portion below with black ink. There was a little of the ink pad’s fiber there, which ended up as a blotch, but I let it be… handmade, right!? 😛 That sentiment is from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Coralina’s Flowers. The die cut part is from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3, which I colored with Fossilized Amber distress oxide ink, then added some Sunshine perfect pearls on top, for some shine that matched the gold pen that I used earlier on the images. And that’s my card!

I am also joining these challenges –

AAA Card Challenge #105: Its Time to Sparkle

As You See It Challenge #166: Its Time to Sparkle

Double D Challenge: Anything Birthday/Anything Anniversary Goes with the Mood board

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #29 (I chose Stamping/Die-cut/White)

Stamplorations January CAS Challenge: Anything Goes

Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog for more spectacular inspiration from the DT and our Surprise Party Guest, Kristie Goulet! Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂


50 thoughts on “#710 – Coloring with Pens and Stripes

  1. Whited embossed bg and birght colored florals ,Its a perfect receipe for beautiful card! You made extra special with those lines and golden word 😉

  2. WOW what a bright and beautiful creation … brought on an instant smile! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ATG Birthday/Anniversary’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. So bright and happy and cute! What a pretty idea for coloring, and it turned out fantastic. Love the simplicity of your card, yet it has plenty of design interest. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Double D!

  4. That is a really effective technique. I’ve not seen it before and it really suits the stamps. I like the vibrant colours you’ve used too. The design is striking, as always. Thank you for sharing with us at As You See It Challenge.

  5. Ashwini, everything certainly did click for you today! I love the hand drawn lines in your flowers. What a wonderful technique and such a beautiful card.

  6. What a gorgeous and bright card, those colourful flowers really pop against the embossed white background. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  7. This is so cheerful in such bright colors of the gel pen! Love dry embossed background and how you made the die cut sentiment shine using perfect pearls! Awesome!

  8. Just gorgeous. Love the colors and the design. Thanks so much for joining us at Double D Challenge Blog.
    DD DT

  9. I can’t imagine you ever making anything you didn’t like! This card is gorgeous! Love the 1/4 panel and the beautiful colors! Happy New Year to you!

  10. I love the embossed white background with those vibrant hues … so glad you joined our CAS Challenge at STAMPlorations.

  11. Love the embossing against the bright blooms, and yes we are ok with some blotch and minor invisible smudges, it shows that it’s handmade!

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