Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Your Special Day

Celebrate, friends!  Summer is in full swing, and this is Mindy with you this morning, sharing a fun technique to use as a background on a card this summer.  Our challenge this week is called "Splatter" and that is exactly what I did for this background.

To start, I cut a rectangle of  watercolor paper just a bit bigger than my A 2  size card base.  I then took an Empty Spritzer Bottle from Tsukeniko, a small amount of water, and the Ultramarine Blue Color Burst by Ken Oliver Crafts.  You can mix as little or as much of the liquid as you wish in the spritzer, then replace the cap and shake well to mix.  When the color is as dark as you want, unscrew the spritzer and tap the stem on your paintbrush handle to form spatters on your watercolor paper.  I also used the Alizarin Crimson Color Burst and the Violet Color Burst to spatter in three colors. After air drying, the watercolor paper was trimmed to fit my card base.

I cut the Decorative Labels Twenty Seven die by Spellbinders and attached a stamping of the daisy cluster from the  Peacock Swirls stamp set by Heartfelt Creations. I added a second shaped daisy on top of the stamping, and added copper colored micro-beads for the center embellishment. I adhered the entire unit to the card front with Joy! Foam Pads- Large and added a piece of Ivory cotton teardrop trim colored with the Crimson Color Burst.  The sentiment used was from the Mums stamp set by JustRite Stamps.

I hope this card has inspired you to get out your ink, some paint, or Color Bursts if you have them and spatter up a storm!  We would love to see your creations for this week's Card Challenge. Please join us at Classy Cards 'n Such!

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