Posts Tagged ‘color burst’

Tuesday with Tara {take 187}

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!  Today I wanted to take a little break from Valentine’s Day creations and I was totally planning on avoiding the color RED as well… but when I pulled out this sweet stamp set by Jane Davenport and thought I saw tiny cherry blossoms it led to Lunar New Year (that’d be today!) and the next thing I knew I was making a RED floral card with good luck wishes for the new year!


I stamped the images on watercolor paper and started some simple coloring using Color Burst as my watercolor medium. It ended up a little bit too monochromatic, so I watered down some white acrylic paint and added a bit of detailing, which mixed with my red to create soft pink highlights.  I stamped the small blossoms image in Candied Apple Distress Oxide on the kraft card base (because I just can’t get enough of Oxides on kraft!) and then splattered some of the remaining white/pink paint on the card background and over the stamped flowers.

I had a scrap of book print with some green paint already on it, so I decided to add a bit more green to tie it in with the leaves from my florals, then added it as a strip along the left side of my card, which I wrapped some thin red twine around for texture.

I also had a piece of inked up watercolor paper that was red-ish which I die cut from the MFT inside & out stitched circle dies.  I pulled out some 3D gloss gel and swiped it over a MFT framework stencil to see what the result would be… turns out it looked fabulous.  The clear gloss over the watercolor intensified the color and really popped!  I inked the edges of the die cut circle with Black Distress Oxide to add more contrast and really love the results.

I added some red bling in some of the open spots of the stenciled design for even more shine & texture.  I found a really old punch (from back in the days before dies were affordable) with the Chinese symbol for ‘Good Luck’ which I added to the lower right corner of my card.  I searched through some Tim Holtz big chat stickers and found the same words in black & white (and English! LOL) I just had to black out the ‘y’ so it said luck instead of lucky.

If your January, like mine, got the new year off to a bit of a rough start… you have my permission (and invitation!) t0 join me in celebrating the Lunar New Year and another fresh start!  Good Luck!


Inky hugs,



Poinsetta Christmas

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Hello fellow stampers, Kia here with you today to share this Poinsettia card.

To start this card and using watercolour paper I first die cut my panel using My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle STAX.

I thought I would do something a bit different today, by painting my stamp with Color Burst Powders. Some time ago I was trying to ink up a background stamp with Color Burst powders, and the colour was something less than desirable. I needed something to give the paint something to grip to, and of course what came to mind is Versamark embossing ink. It worked perfectly, so I have done this every time I want to use a different kind of colour medium with my stamps. Excuse my shaky picture, I was taking it with my phone and only one hand available. lol

You can see how the colour attaches easily to the stamp. This is the second color I was using for this card, being Phthalo Green. I started by mixing up Turquoise Color Burst with a few spritzes of water, inking the stamp with the Versamark and painting on the colour. I then cleaned the stamp and did a second colour using Phthalo Green, using the same process. Once everything was dry, I inked up the stamp again with Ranger Paradise Teal and Library Green inks, then directly on top of the inks I used the Versamark embossing ink, and heat embossed with Nuvo embossing powder, which gave the flower back some definition. And yes, I get a bit of contamination in my Versamark, but I keep and use an older ink pad for when I do this, keeping a clean pad for my daily use.

Once my panel was dry I then placed it back in the container with new saran, and sprinkled on Lemon Yellow Color Burst, again using water sparingly. As I spritzed, the colours from the previous stamp also migrated out to join the new colours. Love it! I tend to let my paints dry naturally as I think heating deadens the vibrancy of the colours, and it warps the watercolour paper. So, once the panel was dry, I attached fun foam to the back using Be Creative Tape and attached the panel, I also prepared the other side of the fun foam so I could attach the panel to my card base once I was done with the next step, which was to splatter with acrylic paint in turquoise. I used a liner brush to do this splatter, I like the differences in the splatters I get with it. I then attached the piece to my card base. Even though it was not dry, I could still finish the card. I then added Liquid Pearls (note to self, get the Dandelion Nuvo Crystal Drops) to the flower centres and a scattering of sequins to finish.

I hope you have enjoyed this card. I have other pictures of my process over on my blog in this post.

Thank you for joining us here at Scrap’n Stamp, I look forward to seeing you next time.

Tuesday with Tara {take 130}

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas & New Years Eve and that perhaps the new year is off to a creative start… I picked up a New Years subway art stamp in the fall (for 46 cents y’all!  obviously I couldn’t resist that!) and have been looking forward to making a card with it to share with you.  I took my inspiration for this card from the Pantone 2018 color of the year, my new stamp and an image by Stampendous which I’ve had for several years and keep meaning to make a New Years card with…

Here’s the intro from the Pantone website: “Announcing PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, PANTONE® Color of the Year 2018. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

I’ve always loved seeing what the color of the year will be, but I think this is my first time making a card inspired by it.  It was kinda fun, so I challenge you to do the same!  There’s a bunch of fab products in the online store that you can use to help inspire you… things like alcohol ink, pens, enamel accents & ink pads… you’ll find lots of pretty purples!  (And you can use the code SAVE18 to save 18% in the online store as a Happy New Year gift!)  The majority of the purple on my card came from the Color Burst watercolor background.  I actually used a combination of Copics & Colorburst pulled from the background with a waterbrush to color my image.  I’d never tried mixing the two mediums before on one image, and it came together pretty good.  I kept the coloring very simple (I’m out of practice with my Copic markers!) and added touches of glitter from a variety of pens and generous amounts of Nuvo Glitter drops.

I pulled embellishments from my stash… gears & bling and some Tim Holtz film ribbon helped me to pull it all together and add the bits of extra my card needed.  I even colored up some number stickers in purple and added Nuvo Glitter Drops to it!  As you can see here, I embossed part of my image in white on the background so I would have the tiny details there without fussy cutting them, then adhered my girl flat on the background, but raised her glittery mask with 3D foam adhesive.

Happy New Year, creative friends!  I love the hope & promise it brings and look forward to all the good things that it brings us!  (Here’s another shot of my card… I love how each photo picks up the glittery elements differently!)

Inky hugs,



Materials used:

white watercolor cardstock

black card stock A2 card

white embossing powder

New Year Subway Art Stamp by Stampabilities

New Years girl stamp by Stampendous

Color Burst

Water Brush

Glossy Accents

Nuvo Glitter Drops in Blizzard

Copic Markers

Assorted bling, stickers & gear brads from my stash

3D foam squares

Black Archival Ink