Kalei­do­scope of Color

CardMaker - - Let's Color! - De­sign by Robin Arnold

If col­ors are too dark to stamp with black ink, try stamp­ing words with white ink or layer a piece of vel­lum over the top of the pa­per to soften the col­ors and stamp the sen­ti­ment on the vel­lum.

Try die-cut­ting fin­ished pa­per into shapes such as leaves and flow­ers.


Ken Oliver Stitched Wa­ter Me­dia Greet­ing Cards Marco’s Pa­per Kaleida-Pa­per black card­stock Ken Oliver Wa­ter Me­dia Pa­per Stamps: DRS De­signs (A Hug is the Per­fect Gift); Gina K. De­signs (Flower Builders) Imag­ine Me­mento tuxedo black ink pad Ken Oliver: Color Burst Brights pow­der set, Liq­uid Met­als Heavy Met­als set Spray bot­tle with wa­ter Craft mat Ad­he­sive foam dots Pa­per ad­he­sive

Back­ground Pa­per

1. Choose de­sired Brights color pow­der and ap­ply it to a sheet of wa­ter me­dia pa­per by gen­tly tap­ping tip of bot­tle with fin­ger (Photo 1). Note: Less is more with this pow­der. If you get too much on your pa­per, use a dry paint­brush to re­move ex­cess.

2. In the same man­ner as in step 1, ap­ply two to three more pow­der col­ors to en­tire piece of pa­per.

3. Add three to five drops of Heavy Met­als color to pa­per spaced ran­domly (Photo 2).

4. Gen­tly spritz pa­per with wa­ter to ac­ti­vate col­ors (Photo 3). The more wa­ter spritzed, the more col­ors will run and be­come lighter. 5. If de­sired, tip pa­per to al­low col­ors to run. 6. Let dry com­pletely or use heat tool to speed up dry­ing process.

7. Op­tion: If de­sired, once pa­per is dry, add more color or add drops of wa­ter to cre­ate ad­di­tional in­ter­est. Let wa­ter sit a bit and then use a pa­per towel to dab wa­ter off.

Cards 1. Cut back­ground pa­per into 21/2 x 41/4-inch pan­els. Stamp sen­ti­ments onto pan­els.

2. Ad­here pan­els to black card­stock; trim small bor­ders. Ad­here to stitched cards with foam dots. •

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