Hello my crafty friends and thanks for coming back and stopping by! Today I’m sharing a card I made for the current Crafty Friends Challenge which is ‘Anything Goes’. I figured with Father’s Day right around the corner, a Father’s Day card would be appropriate. I had a lot of fun creating this card, it’s always fun to get a little messy and inky am I right? Let’s jump in!
I started out with a piece of Strathmore Hot Press watercolor paper cut to 5×7. I then picked two of the Ken Oliver Colorburst Powders that I wanted to use on my project. I chose Lime Green and Ultramarine Blue. I figured they would work well together. Next I put my piece of watercolor paper into my ‘splat box’ (which is really just an old Amazon box) and got to adding the powder. DO NOT SQUEEZE THE BOTTLE! You will make a complete mess, just gently tap the bottom of the bottle as you move around the paper. Once I had everything how I wanted, I took my Distress Sprayer and soaked the watercolor paper which activated the powder.
I let the piece air dry because I didn’t want to deal with the massive warping that would occur if you dried it with my heat tool. Once it was dry, I cut it down to be 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and placed it in my MISTI. I then lined up the ‘Father’s Day’ stamp from The Ink Road Stamps. I used my Simon Says Stamp grid transparency to make sure it was centered and then I wiped down the piece with my anti-static powder tool and then I inked the stamp up with my Versamark Embossing Ink. Once I was satisfied that I had gotten a good solid impression, I took out my embossing powder. I used the silver glitter embossing powder from Michaels and sprinkled it onto the the Versamark which I then set with my heat tool.
After I had attached my colorburst panel to my cardbase with my 1/2″ Scor Tape I decided it needed some bling. I pulled out my Studio Katia Majestic Fusion sequins and sprinkled them around the card, gluing them down with my Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue. I like how they’re clear so it’s not too overpowering and doesn’t detract from the background.
Here is the final card, what do you think? I’m pleased with the final product even though I doubted it in the middle because I lost sight of what I was going for.
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