Happy Wednesday crafty friends! Hope you are having a great week so far. I’m back today to share another card I created with some fabulous Dare 2B Artzy stamps and dies.
Like most of my projects I started off playing and experimenting with some Color Burst Powders. If you’re not familiar with Color Burst powders, they are concentrated micro fine water color powders and they are so much fun to play with. They are very forgiving also so if you are intimidated by water colors, give these a try. I promise you’ll have fun!
I used the Tangerine and Fuchsia Color Burst Powders from the Carribean Brights set and poofed them onto a piece of heavy cardstock. When I refer to poofing I’m talking about squeezing the bottle so that a small poof of the powder comes out onto the paper. A little goes a long way with these powders so you don’t need too much.
With the powder on the paper, I used a spray bottle and thoroughly covered the cardstock with the water to activate the powder and blend the colors. When I’m using these powders I find that it’s easier to put a cloth underneath in order to dab off the puddles of liquid that pool and roll off the cardstock. To set the colors you can allow the panel to dry on its own or you can use a heat gun to speed up the drying.
At this point you can add more Color Burst to the panel if you’re not satisfied with the coverage or blending of colors. You can just keep repeating the process of powder, water and drying as long as you’ve used a heavy weight cardstock or water color paper that can handle the water.
With my panel completely dried, I added some heat embossed swirls using the Swirls background stamp and some Carnelian orange embossing powder to give it a tone on tone look. I really love this Swirls background stamp and I think it looks amazing with this tone on tone effect. I die cut the whole piece with a larger rectangle die with rounded edges.
For my base panel, I stamped the various feathers using the Ranger Perfect Medium onto the outside edge of a dark blue piece of cardstock that I’d cut with a rectangle scallop die and then brushed on some Perfect Pearls Powders. The colors of Perfect Pearls that I used were Turquoise, Sour Apple and Forever Violet. The powders really pop against the dark cardstock. I love the shimmer against the blue background.
Unfortunately Perfect Pearls powders are not smudge proof so I used some Krylon Spray Fixative and sprayed a coat over the entire panel to set the Perfect Pearls. I set the piece aside to dry for about 15 minutes.
I added my sentiment using some Sapphire blue embossing powder on a piece of white cardstock and die cut it with another one of my funky rounded square dies.
I wanted bring of bit of the background to the foreground of my card. I used a small piece of dark cardstock and stamped one of the feathers from the Dream Catcher stamp set with the Perfect Medium again and added some Perfect Pearls to it and die cut it out using the Dare 2B Artzy feather dies. I added some spray fixative to it to again set the Perfect Pearls.
After the fixative was dry, I was ready to assemble the card. I added dimensional foam to all 3 layers and adhered them to each other on top of a white cardstock card base. I added the die cut feather to the edge of my sentiment.
Of course I had to add some bling to the card so I added some iridescent sequins to the card front. I was excited to use a new tool I’d read about to aid in picking up the pesky sequins. It’s called a Jewel Picker from Marvy and it works great for picking up sequins and small embellishments as it has a sticky end that picks them up very easily!
I love how this card turned out. The bright colors and the shimmer from the Perfect Pearls makes my day. I hope that it brightens your day as well and that you’re inspired to try out some different products on your next Dare 2B Artzy project.
Check out the Dare 2B Artzy store for these stamp sets and many others for all your crafting needs. Also, don’t forget that we have a new challenge that started this last weekend. It’s a summer theme so be sure to submit a fun summer themed project and you could win a stamp and ink pad of your choice from Dare 2B Artzy! Details are on the Dare 2B Artzy blog here.