Thursday, April 14, 2016

Color Burst Rose Background with Maureen

It's Maureen here today with a card featuring the newly released Rose Background die. This die is so delicate and beautiful. It's perfect for Spring and the upcoming wedding season. I decided to pair it with a bold technique to make the design really pop.

I began with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" piece of watercolor card stock, spritzed it generously with water, and then sprinkled the background with Color Burst.

Color Burst is a highly concentrated watercolor pigment in powder form that makes creating watercolor backgrounds easy. You can add as much or as little of the powder as you'd like, depending on what you want your outcome to be. Because this powder is so concentrated a little really does go a long way! You can heat set this piece to speed up drying, or let it air dry.

The Rose Background was die cut from White Cardstock and then adhered to the watercolored background with liquid glue. Rather than placing this whole piece to the card base, I die cut a portion of it using the Sunshine Layers Die and layered it onto vellum before adding it to the white card base.

This really made the design pop! To keep the background the focal point, I added a simple heat embossed sentiment.

I can't wait to see how you use this beautiful die! Thanks for stopping by today, and you will definitely want to come back tomorrow. We have another very special Guest Artist that you will not want to miss!

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  1. Maureen, whatever happened to the last Throwback Thursday challenge results?

  2. Very beautiful effect!

  3. VERY pretty Maureen. Just lovely!

  4. I love the stark white over the crimson background. Beautiful!

  5. Amazing card - just beautiful!! Thanks so much!

  6. Stunning card! The background is so beautiful and spectacular!


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