Sunday, April 19, 2015

My First Color Burst Card

If you follow my blog, you know I discovered Bister powders last year and then Brusho Crystal Colours and now I am the proud owner of every color available of Color Burst by Ken Oliver. There are just six colors right now, but he is hinting of new colors maybe this summer. I found them to be very similar to Brushos- bright and colorful and easy to use to make gorgeous backgrounds like this one on my first CB card. I simply sprinkled the blue, yellow and green Color Burst onto a piece of watercolor paper and spritzed with water. I let it dry for a short while, then while still damp, I embossed with a new Fabric Weave embossing folder from Spellbinders for some great texture. Then I lightly applied teal ink to the embossed lines direct to paper. I layered the completed piece on a teal card and attached the "cherish" die cut (Tim Holtz for Sizzix) and the leafy sprig from Memory Box.

I am entering this card in the "Make Your Own Background" at Simon Says Stamp and the Anything Goes challenge at Creative Fingers.


Cathy said...

Fantastic card Karen, love the vibrant colours and the lovely texture, Cathy x

Robin said...

Just STUNNING! I love it...the colors are vibrant and the crinkle in the fabric is fabulous. I will just got some Bister and I will have to get the Color Burst and that embossing folder too. Wonderful creation!! Hugs, Robin

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautifully done and love the texture and colors of the background design.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Karen! I absolutely love the background you've created the texture is wonderful.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Bobby said...


Carole Z said...

Gorgeous! Love your background and beautiful colours, hugs Carole Z X

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Karen love the design and detail.
Hugs Julie xxx

Maxine D said...

What a wonderfully vibrant card Karen - love your colour use and the added texture is really eye catching.