Scrap'n Stamp Canada- Watercolour Wishes Blog Hop

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Tara—Fist stop
Nancy F—You are here
Sandi— Next on the hop
Now on to the show, I decided to play with the Color Burst by ken Oliver for my project, and play around with some techniques I learned watching some previously purchased water-colour video classes from online card classes. 
I have to tell you I went a little nutty creating with the Color Bursts and trying out different ideas and methods, but this is the one that stood out for me so these are what I used for my cards. 
I was inspired by one video in particular, where she did a colour wash then added the stencil and wiped away the excess, so this is my sort of take on it. 
So I tried a few different takes of this, for this version i started off with just water-color paper placed the stencil down and added the color burst powders right on top and sprayed with water using my distress mister. I decded to add another card ontop as to not waste any of the ink and see what kind of image I would.  I loved how it turned out so much so I made a few more versions of it. 
For the second version, I start off by adding the Color Burst right on to the paper spritzing, allowing the ink to move around and blend and set aside to dry a bit.  I came back in with my peacock feather and the leafy stencil and added water to it and pressed it down like a stamp.  I used some paper towel and the brier to press it down – this gave a nice ghosting effect.
I did numerous panels like this, occasionally changing the colour pallet.  For some I even went back in with more Color Burst and water to intensify the look.  


To turn these into cards I decided I would make shaker cards, as I liked the Picket Fence “Shake Our Tail Feathers” stamp set and knew I wanted to use it for this hop.  I created a shaker by stamping the main image on acetate and I was able to use the colours from the background to highlight the feather stamp.  I initially only did one card using gold embossing but soon decided one was not nearly enough so I heat embossed in black and in white to see which really stood out the most.  I die cut out black frames using both my Infinity dies and my MFT stitched frames, each of the cards meassures a little bit different as all my panels varied in size when I started. 


For this particular card, I created a bit larger style which measures 5 x 6¼.  I die cut a frame from heavy black cardstock using my Infinity dies from Hero Arts, I die cut this three times.  I then stamped the peacock feather onto the heat resistant acetate and embossed with gold powder.  I trimmed the acetate down to fit under the frame.  Then I sandwiched the acetate between the frames giving a little more stability.  I layered the purple inked panel which measures 5¾ x 4½ onto some textured black cardstock which measures 4¾ x 6 and added that on to the base of the card with some fun foam. 


Before I finished off the shaker of the card I went around the frame with some Versa Mark ink and then dipped the edges of the frame into some purple sparkly embossing powder and heat set this.  I repeated the process for the sentiment as well, which I previously stamped and embossed using gold powder and die cut using my nesting circle dies.  I added foam around the frame and all the sequins in to the middle of the card panel.  I did add some dots of glue in places so some of the sequins would stick.  I added the top of the panel and popped up the sentiment in the middle of the peackcock feather. 


(I appologize if this is a little winded or hard to follow.  Trying to write while taking care of my moody 4 year old twins, who decided today would be a great day to go off the rails on mommy!)

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If you were inspired to try the Color Burst Scrap’n Stamp has them in stock and are 20% off this weekend.  So head on over and check it out.

Wishing you all love and creativity this weekend.

Nancy F.


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