Thursday, March 26, 2015

Look what I discovered recently!


Do you ever get so excited about a crafting idea or technique you can't sleep at night because all these card ideas are swirling around in your head? Call me crazy, but that happens to me. I recently joined a Facebook group that shares ideas and encourages the use of Bisters, Brushos, and Color Burst powders. (If you are interested in joining, let me know via the contact feature at the side of the blog.) I have learned so much already and one of the videos shared showed how to use crumpled cling wrap and B/B or CB on glossy paper. I have had so much fun playing with several ways to do this technique and this is the first card I completed with Bister powders. I am finding the Bisters work better than the Brushos for the first way I tried to do this technique. I sprinkled black, red and yellow Bister powders onto a glossy piece, spritzed with Pearl Glimmer Mist, and applied a scrunched up piece of cling wrap. The hardest part of this technique is waiting until the piece dries. It takes a very long time. Even after leaving overnight, when the cling wrap is removed, the piece is still damp and has to be dried with a heat gun. But the marks from the cling wrap are very visible. When I tried this with Brusho Colour Crystals, the cling wrap marks are much more subtle, but still lovely. I will share more cards with both soon. I cut a sentiment die piece with a brand new die from Sizzix called Ornate Labels and stamped Thinking of You from Amuse. I cut a Memory Box flying goose originally in dark brown, but decided that was too dark for the background. So I cut another one in kraft, embossed it with an embossing folder from C Gull, and attached so the brown shadow shows. I added some brown pearls to complete the card.

I am entering this card in the "Make Your Own Background" at Love's Rubberstamps,  the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp and the NBUS challenge at djkardkreations (the die and the technique are never before used schtuff:)

26 comments:

Beth said...

Karen your card is fabulous love how your Bisters turned out.

Deonna Bemish said...

What a fantastic idea Karen! I love your goose and your gorgeous background. Thanks for sharing.

JD/ Jill said...

Great card with a wonderful background!

Lisa said...

Your background is amazing, what a wonderful card Karen! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment!

Penny Ward said...

Holy Cow!!!! That background is so gorgeous, there are just not enough words!!! Will have to investigate this technique...thanks so much for the enabling! hugs, :)

Craftychris said...

Wonderful background - so effective! I love the embossed goose too! Thank you for visiting me and following my blog - I am following you too! xxx

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Hi Karen! Love this artsy technique! I really do not need to buy more crafting supplies, but our Bisters, Brushos and Color Bursts are awful tempting!

Maxine D said...

What a stunning background, and the kraft swan is the perfect image to have used.
Blessings
Maxine

Carole Z said...

I know exactly what you mean about getting excited about a new technique to try! You've created a fabulous background, lovely card,hugs Carole Z X

Gibmiss said...

Hi Karen
Fabulous card... Just looking at your cards... Fabulous... I am your ew follower....
Enjoy yourDay....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Linda DesGroseilliers said...

Love the card, Karen! I followed Eileen Godwin's YouTube instructions step-by-step and my background was dry in about 10 minutes. I'm not very patient, so her method worked well for me. I love your results!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am so anxious to try that technique. I love the look one gets with it. And, your card is proof of how wonderful a background you can create. But since we are remodeling the bathroom there is carpentry stuff laying in front of all my work areas so I am not able to play just yet. But soon I hope.

Lou Sims said...

Adore the background of your card and thanks for sharing the technique. I do like getting messy, so must give this a go. Lou x

Benzi said...

Glad you came by for a visit and became a new follower. Your background is just fabulous...wow! Very pretty card, indeed.
I had to laugh about waiting for something to dry....drives me crazy. Ha

JoAnn said...

Love the background you created. Very pretty card.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower.
JoAnn

Jill Norwood said...

What an incredible card and technique! I love how this looks! So beautiful!!!

Di said...

Gorgeous card Karen! Lovely technique too.

Thank you so much for visiting and following - I'm following you too now :)

Hugs

Di xx

Linda said...

Karen, what a beautiful creation. I want to thank you for becoming a follower and for the comment on my blog.

Heather, aka: Big Auntie said...

Hi Karen! Thanks for leaving such nice comments on my blog and becoming a new follower! I love the background on your card; it is amazing. Looking forward to following your blog and learning new things from you.

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a vibrant card, Karen! That background is amazing! I have seen that technique around Blogland, but have yet to try it myself. It's on The List, lol!! Thank you for the tips and for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

Rebecca Billard said...

Great technique! Love how your background turned out! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! Rebecca

Pat said...

I love that background Karen and have some glossy card intending to give it a try but haven't got round to it yet. The die cut goose layered on black with the embossing stands out beautifully as does the gold sentiment layered up on the pretty black die cut plate. Thank you for following my blog, I really appreciate it. x

Marcy said...

Very cool card and fantastic background! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps

jenn shurkus said...

wow! thats an awesome background!!! :) Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Karen, the background in this has some awesome texture to it! I was drawn to this post right away! Thanks for passing along your blog. Unfortunately I don't get to looking at my blog list very often. If you do anything with my stamps please feel free to send along an email or enter the piece in my monthly customer creation challenge on my blog. Wishing you lots of inspiration! Bye for now :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful. Thanks you for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!