Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Musical Color Burst and Clingwrap Card with Tonic Dies



Earlier this summer I was designing cards for my next class at Let's Create (October 21st and 22nd in Wisconsin Rapids) on Beautiful Backgrounds and this is one of the cards I came up with using Color Burst, cling wrap and Tonic musical dies. Franki and I chose a different card for the class with this technique (seen here on this blogpost), and I realized I had never blogged this card. The theme this week at one of my favorite challenges - Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - is "Inspired by Music" and this card was indeed "inspired by music." Tonic Studio's Jukebox Jive die makes me want to get up and dance:) I cut him out of black and white cardstock and offset the two layers just a bit when I glued them together. The background is easy and fun to create. Simply sprinkle several colors of Color Burst (or any watercolor powder) into a crinkled piece of cling wrap, spritz with water or glimmer spray, and put a piece of glossy paper into the glorious mess. Crinkle up the cling wrap as desired on the glossy side. Wrap the cling wrap around the glossy paper and wait maybe 10 minute. When you remove it, you will see the beautiful background and it will be totally different every time. Allow the piece to dry or heat set if desired. I added some random circles made with black Distress Ink spritzed with glimmer spray and various round objects and also used the same mixture and my Tim Holtz spatter brush to add random black dots and splots. The musical notes dies on the front and the inside are also from Tonic Studios.


6 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card Karen - love all the different effects you can get with this techniques
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda in IN said...

Scrolling back I see so many terrific things and techniques you have done and I want to try them. This is a great card and I want to try this as well. I probably won't get out of the house for several weeks with all the new things I have seen done everywhere! Thanks for sharing. I love the colors on this background and the die cut is so cute. It's a happy card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Cool musical themed card. Great background for the dies too!

Celeste Goff said...

Love that awesome background!

Celeste Goff said...

Love that awesome background!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! Never has cling wrap served such a noble purpose! This card is so unique and clever and it was so fun to read about the creative process behind it. I love the scene that you created and how it has such a wonderful sense of movement. You did a remarkable job on this and I'm so glad you shared your inspiring artwork with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!