Monday, July 6, 2015

CCNS92: Birthday splatter

Hello! I'm so excited to share with you a card I made for this week's CCNS Splatter Challenge.  I just got my Color Bursts from the CCNS on-line store and I am having so MUCH FUN!  It's so easy to use and the end result is just amazing!  

I first cut a sheet of watercolor paper with the largest die from Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A.  I then use my spritzer on my watercolor paper.  I only spritz a few times - I did not want the paper dripping wet - I wanted distinct splatters like those in the inspiration photo.  I then use my color bursts on the sheet (Alizarin Crimson, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Pthalo Green, and Ultramarine Blue) - it was like magic!  Color instantly appears and it was easier to control than I thought.  Some of the areas were a little too bare so I just spritzed some more water in those areas - the pigment was already there so you could see the change instantly.

Diana Nguyen, Happy Birthday, color burst, Our Daily Bread Designs

After I dried it with my heat gun, I carefully used ODBD Happy Birthday dies where I wanted the words to appear.  I then used Scor-tape to adhere the cut sheet onto a blue card base.  Instead of avoiding the open spaces from the letter, I went ahead and actually put the tape right across where the letters were.  That way, when I put the layers back in, there was already some strong adhesives right where I needed it to be. Instead of just doing a "regular" in-laid die-cutting technique, I popped up my sentiment using black fun foam.  You can get the same effect if you used black card stock and die-cutting several layers of the dies together.  I find that using the black foam is a lot faster because I only need one layer of it.  It adds great dimension to the card and I love the shadow effect. 

Diana Nguyen, Happy Birthday, color burst, Our Daily Bread Designs

I also added some matching rhinestone bling to the card for just a bit of extra sparkle.  I hope you get to play with some color bursts soon!  I think you'll really love it.  (Enabler warning:  The whole set is on sale right now at the CCNS on-line store!)  You'll be seeing more cards here using these soon!


Don't forget that you can use the coupon code DIANAN-10 to the Classy Cards 'n Such on-line store for many of the items I used today.

Challenge I am playing in: