Thursday, November 7, 2019

Seize the Off-the-Edge Birthday!


Time for a new Seize the Birthday challenge! 


Our latest topping is a fun one: Off the Edge! Lots of ways to interpret this: you can stamp an image so it is off the edge of a card, or maybe the image hangs off the mat or edge. It's up to you - or you can make any birthday card to add to our link-up. 
I picked a stamp that was large enough to hang off the edge of may main panel and the backing panel. 


I started by cutting both panels and stamping my image twice, once in each corner. Since stamping over two layers of cardstock always leaves a little blank spot, I cut an intermediate panel that matched the ink I used. I added a sentiment in pale gold pearl embossing powder. 


This blue card was the first one I made, but not the first one I stamped. Initially, I had stamped in black and embossed the same two images, intending to colour them. Then I had a crisis of colouring: it looked intimidating! Also, I thought the black might be too strong. So I went ahead and made my blue one. But there was my first one, just sitting there, and I couldn't let it go to waste...


This turned out to be quite easy to colour! The shading in the flowers from the stamp itself means little marker shading is needed. And with the deep red, the black seems to work. This time I used a vintage gold embossing powder for the sentiment.  


There are lots more examples of ways to take your birthday cards "off the edge" on the Seize the Birthday blog - hope you will come and play along with us! 

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Supplies: Neenah white, Recollections black & (?) blue cardstock, Stampin' Up Elements of Style, Clearly Besotted Say What & Judikins calligraphic sentiments stamps, Versamark, Versafine onyx black & Memento Luxe Danube blue ink, Wow clear gloss, pale gold pearl & Simon Says Stamp vintage gold embossing powder, Copic markers

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12 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful cards! I like them both, but card #1 has captured my heart as it reminds me so much of a treasured china plate left to me by my paternal grandmother, Jo x

JulieP said...

I really like both versions but am partial to red. Loving this challenge!

JoAnn said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the blue one (my favorite color) but love the red & black one also. Great job with the "off the edge" challenge.

Nancy said...

You always go above and beyond Lindsey! These are so wonderful! You absolutely nailed the off the edge topping! The red one has me swooning! Have a fabulous day!

Barbara said...

You are a crafty overachiever and a good one. I am so fond of both cards and could not pick a favorite. You mastered "off the edge".

TaeEun said...

The blue monochromatic design is elegant and chic but I personally love the red one more! So gorgeous in black and red! And the golden sentiment works for both perfectly!

Ashwini Rao said...

I liked both of them! The blue gives it a nice vintage look, and I love the brilliance of the red. Great cards for the off-the-edge theme!!

Annie A. said...

I can't pick a favorite ~ both cards are just stunning! I love the idea of layering the image over second stamping. It gives so much interest to your cards. And...your coloring is fabulous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely floral image -- I love the red

Cathy said...

Both fabulous cards, I agree to good to waste! Amazing how different they look just with the different inks and colouring, Cathy x

shirley-bee said...

Both versions are beautiful Lindsey!

Glenda J said...

These are both beautiful but you know I love the red one the best. I love the black and white contrasted with the red. Well done my friend.