Thursday, March 15, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Teal and White

Hello everyone! 

I'm here again to share my DT cards for the new challenge at Seize the Birthday
The Toppings option this time around is ...


Of course I was brainstorming for a teal floral card but after I watched Jennifer Mcguire's video tutorial recently I decided to go with the glazed DOX background technique. I watched a video from Tim Holtz in which he demonstrated this technique at CHA 2018 in January and wanted to give it a try. I've been forgotten about that and Jennifer's post reminded me of this technique: very easy to execute with a gorgeous result! 

To start off I created the teal panel by blending various blue and green DOX on Ranger Alcohol Ink cardstock. I sprayed plenty of pearlized water on it and dried with a heat gun. I repeated this process until I liked the result. After the panel was dry I rubbed the surface with a mini blending tool on which I applied Tim Holtz Micro Glaze. I don't remember why, but I bought the Micro Glaze as I started cardmaking. Maybe I watched a video tutorial and I thought I absolutely needed that :) !

I then cut the panel with SSS Surely Stitched Heart die. 

I used the heart and stripes for my first card. 

For ink smooshing on the background I used Peacock Feather DI and Blue Topaz sparkle pen (Spectrum Noir). I cut Surely Stitched Heart two more times from a white cardstock and stacked them together with the teal die cut on top. The sentiment from Penny Black was stamped in Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed on the background panel. I glued it on the cardbase, mounted Surely Stitched Heart and added the small heart also cut from the teal panel. To finish off I added Smoked Emerald sparkling clear sequins and Glass Slippers sequins by The Ton.

The negative die cut panel was used for the next card.

Here I inlaid white die cut into the place, trimmed the panel slightly down using Double Stitched Rectangle die and mounted it on the white cardbase. I chose a thin sentiment from Technique Tuesday to place it on the narrow stripe. I stamped it on a thin white strip in Ocean Teal (The Ton) and glued it onto the card. Three Glass Slippers sequins were my finishing touch.

What a pity that I didn't take pictures of the panel before and after applying Micro Glaze! It's like magic! Hope you give this a try!

Thank you so much for looking my cards today!
Please stop by Seize the Birthday  blog for more inspirations from my team mates and our surprise party guest Kim !

Have a wonderful day!


Darnell said...

These are breathtaking, TaeEun! I love the colors and the way you have made them come alive with the movement of your paintings! You've paired your twofer perfectly with the fabulous die and your sediments!! Hugs, Darnell

Pat said...

This is a colour I adore TaeEun and it looks absolutely beautiful with the white Surely Strings Heart Die cut inlaid on one, and the teal inked positive piece then used on another card with that prettily inked background. x

Anonymous said...

Truly gorgeous cards! I love those backgrounds you've made with the DOX inks and the microglaze. It would be perfect for anything!! :D I must say, I love both the versions.
hugs, Ashwini

I Card Everyone said...

Another duo of delight, TaeEun! I've been trying to get a pot of that glaze - of course Jennifer recommends and it quickly becomes impossible to get! I've got it on my wish list, and will refer back to your cards when I have it in hand!
Thanks for this beautiful inspiration!

Barbara said...

Two very different cards and so creative of you to make them. What a grand set of cards.

Nancy said...

Two really fabulous cards Tae Eun! I think it's funny that you had that glaze from long ago and now it's a hot commodity. Isn't that a hoot. I have many things in my collection that I thought I needed and have yet to open. Why do we do that? Have a great weekend!

Lindsey said...

Now adding Micro Glaze to my wish list. ;) These are two beautiful cards! So smart of you to make two at once, I'm more likely to keep the pieces around forever.

Patti said...

How sweet and clever to use the negative parts to create two cards! I love the fresh soft look of both your cards. I will have to check out these tutorials and products! I am unfamiliar with them.

Have a wonderful day!


JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Great way to use the positive and negative die cuts. Lover the smooshed background.

Cathy said...

Fantastic cards, love the backgrounds and how you've created 2 cards from the diecuts, Cathy x

stampwithsandy said...

TaeEun, both your cards are gorgeous, and you've intrigued me to check out this technique. Thanks for sharing the links!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Can't go wrong with you end up with 2 cards! Great water colored bg too

Glenda J said...

These are absolutely stunning! Love everything about them. Well done.