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Thursday, October 1, 2015

A VERY Different Look

This card started as another project from Girlfriend's Getaway - using blue and yellow "Color Burst" - but turned out VERY different from theirs.  

In case you haven't seen it, Color Burst is a powder that comes in a little tube.  A little goes a long way.  We sprinkled a little of it on a piece of white card stock and then sprayed it with water and let it dry.  No two ever turn out exactly alike.  After their card stock dried, they matted it with this gorgeous holographic paper before adding dragonflies and words from the "Dragonfly Dazzles" set and some Jewel Dazzles for even more bling.  Once again, I couldn't bear to waste all that beautiful holographic paper that was hidden behind the card stock, so I set mine aside to finish later.

When I went to finish it, I decided to cut a frame with one of my dies (Spellbinders 5X7 Heirloom Legacy) - saving the center oval for another project, of course!  To get the look I wanted, I also cut  my prepared card stock into an oval using the same die so it didn't show behind the beautiful filagree of this die cut.

My idea had been to use alcohol inks to color Dazzles in blue to match the frame, but when I tried it, the color was very muted compared to the frame.  So, I decided to use a fine glitter in the same color.  I also decided to use Hummingbird Dazzles instead of the Dragonfly ones.  

I took a small piece of double stick material - just large enough to hold the hummingbird - and attached it to a piece of card stock.  After removing the top paper and adding the hummingbird sticker, I rubbed the glitter into the remaining spaces.  The glitter appears to be an almost exact match for the holographic paper!  I added a flower from the same set.  This time I used different colors of paper to back the sticker to give a paper piecing effect.  Finally, I added some Greetings Dazzles to complete the card. 

1 comment:

Karenliz Henderson said...

Beautiful card. I just started using Color Bursts too. I love the look.