Thursday, March 10, 2016

Seize the Birthday: The Great Divide

It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday, where I am thrilled to be the Surprise Party Guest for February and March!

The Toppings is The Great Divide, with a challenge to divide the focal point of your birthday card in half (or thirds, etc.).

I stamped, masked and heat embossed a floral design onto watercolor paper before coloring it in with an aqua pen and Distress Inks.

Once the panel was dry, it was die cut into two pieces and popped up on a white card base. The sentiment was heat embossed on a die cut scrap of watercolor paper and then colored to match the floral panels.

A couple of translucent, glittery enamel dots finish the card off.

As always at Seize the Birthday, you can choose to play along in the Anything Goes category.

I am also linking this card to the always delightful Darnell's NBUS #6 challenge as this is my first time inking up the PTI Bold Blossoms stamp set. Today is the last day to play with your "never-been-used-schtuff" and link to the challenge.

I'm looking forward to seeing your cards in the Seize the Birthday gallery!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Seriously swoon worthy! Love this one!

  2. Fabulous card, love the colours and the design, Jo x

  3. Very pretty! Your watercoloring on these NBUS blooms is fantastic. Love the colors you've chosen. Great card. Bev

  4. cONGRATS, Jacquie! Gorgeous card ... fab blooms -LOve the red one!!

  5. So beautiful, Jacquie!!!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  6. Beautiful and amazing Jacquie! so glad you are our Guest designer you bring such great inspiration!

  7. I guess I can tell you again how amazing this card is! I am thrilled to have you with us at STB this month!

  8. This is beautiful, Jacquie. Your coloring is wonderful. Congrats on being a guest designer

  9. I really love this design! It is such a delightful easel for your water coloring magic!! Really beautiful. The white embossing is a great look!


  10. This is such a gorgeous card Jacqui and I love your water colouring! It's great having you join us as special guest over at Seize The Birthday :)

  11. Sorry Jacquie, I just realised I left the 'e' off your name :(

  12. This is breathtaking, Jacquie! I love the three-panel design and the colors you have achieved make this look like a painting of a real outdoor garden!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6! I apologize for taking so long to come by and thank you. Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell


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