Hey guys! How is your summer going so far? Being in Texas, and half way through my pregnancy, all I can say is that I’m hot ALL. THE. TIME! Ha!
It was also my first time playing with one of Ken Oliver Craft’s Color Bursts. If you follow my instagram, you’ll see that things got a little bit messy, lol! I had blue dye on my fingers all day (even after washing my hands at least 10 times). I must have inhaled some as well, because I got blue when I had to sneeze or blow my nose (allergies), and when I went to wash my face that evening, I had some blue specs on my face & neck. Regardless, I love the tie-dye effect the color burst gave to my under-the-sea card.
Here’s how I created my card:
- I die cut a piece of watercolor paper with a stitched rectangle die.
- Using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder, I stamped and heat set the various images from the Beach Babes & Best Finfriends stamp sets in a diagonal pattern across my watercolor paper.
- I sprinkled some KO color burst in ultramarine blue over my stamped image, then sprayed my paper with water. To distribute the color more, and to create a tie-dye look, I took a wet paper towel, and kind of smooshed the water and pigment around.
- I sprinkled more color burst, and sprayed with more water, until I was happy with how it looked.
- While the watercolor piece was drying, I stamped and heat set the sentiment from the Beach Babes stamp set on a piece of black cardstock with Versamark ink and white embossing powder. I cut out the sentiment in a ribbon/fishtale.
- I attached the watercolor panel onto a white card base using craft foam for dimension.
- I attached the sentiment with some foam adhesive for even more dimension.
- To finish my card, I added some clear sequins from the Mint Owl Sequin mix, and some smaller clear sequins from my stash with some multi matte medium glue.
I hope you like how my card turned out! I really like how it turned out! I love this color of blue, and I love anything tie-dye!
You’ll find my card on the Mint Owl Studio blog today as well!