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Sunday, April 3, 2016

'Wander' Color Burst Background Cards

Combining die cuts with Color Burst backgrounds produces beautiful cards, today Buffy St John shares two with us.

Hi Everybody! Buffy here with you again on this beautiful Spring day. Today I want to share cards...well the same card 2 ways!  I want to use the same paper and die for each card.  The first card is in the purples and moody.  I imagine it to look like a frosty late winter morning.

I started with Ken Oliver's new Water Media Paper 8.5" x 11" Oh my goodness! How I LOVE this paper!  I lightly and randomly tapped Color Burst pigments onto the dry paper (textured side up) in the following order: Fuchsia, Orchid, Tangerine and just a teensy bit (1 grain or 2!),Turquoise

I misted with water from a standing position over the paper then spritzed liberally (still standing). I then dropped: Metallic Rose, Metallic Mandarin, Metallic Sky, Platinum.  I only lightly swirled this delightful slurry of color then set it aside to dry.  I cut the foreground trees in white card stock, Distressed with Peacock Feathers and Sail Boat Blue.  I stamped “Wander” from the Wanderlust stamp using ClickIts Lamp Black.  For the second card I wanted to take the same “scene” if you will into Spring!

I followed the same process as I did with the first card.  Only this time I tapped the following Color Burst pigments: Lemon Yellow, Lime Green, Chartreuse, Turqouise.  I misted with water from a standing position over the paper, then spritzed liberally (still standing) I then dropped: Metallic Jade, Verdi Gris, Metallic Sky And my trusted friend Sepia.

As you can see, It is the same card, TWO ways!  I hope you enjoyed this project, See you next time!

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  1. these are just lovely and I will so be enjoying using my winning prize of Color Burst liquid metals

    Many thanks

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  2. Both cards are just lovely - thanks for sharing the steps!!

  3. Just stunning. ... can't wait to try this!!

  4. Just stunning. ... can't wait to try this!!