Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Your Special Day

Celebrate, friends!  Summer is in full swing!!

Mindy with you this morning, sharing a fun technique to use as a background on a card this summer.  Our challenge this week is called "Splatter" and that is exactly what I did for this background.

To start, I cut a rectangle of watercolor paper just a bit bigger than my A2 size card base. I then took an empty Spritzer Bottle from Tsukeniko, a small amount of water, and the Ultramarine Blue Color Bursts by Ken Oliver Crafts.

You can mix as little, or as much of the liquid as you wish in the spritzer, then replace the cap and shake well to mix. When the color is as dark as you want, unscrew the spritzer and tap the stem on your paintbrush handle to form splatters on your watercolor paper.

I also used the Alizarin Crimson and Violet Color Bursts, to splatter in three colors. After air drying, the watercolor paper was trimmed to fit my card base.

I cut the Decorative Labels Twenty Seven die by Spellbinders, and attached a stamping of the daisy cluster from the Peacock Swirls stamp set by Heartfelt Creations. I added a second shaped daisy on top of the stamping, and added copper colored micro-beads for the center embellishment.

I adhered the entire unit to the card front with Joy! Large Foam Pads, and added a piece of Ivory cotton teardrop trim colored with the Crimson Color Burst.

The sentiment used was from the Mums stamp set by JustRite Stamps. 

I hope this card has inspired you to get out your ink, some paint, or Color Bursts if you have them, and splatter up a storm! We would love to see your creations for this week's card challenge!!

Want to plan ahead and join our weekly challenges? Just click on the Challenge Calendar label, located on the right side of the page. We would love to have you share your creative ideas! Invite your friends to play along! You could be our next Classy Cards 'n Such prize winner!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...

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