Hi there everyone! If you follow me, you know I love the Ken Oliver Color Bursts! I think they are fantastic! I have dubbed them the powder with power! Even Ken has started referring to them as that at times! Why? Because they are so darn powerful. A tiny little itty bitty drop of powder and bam……. 🙂 I’ve been researching other ways to use the bursts and today I’ve got another video to share with you today along with a giveaway!!!! YUP! I’ve got the two colors I am using in today’s video to give away to one of you! Just leave me a comment on my youtube video, let Rafflecopter know you did (located at the end of this post) and you will be entered to win! Bonus entry if you leave me a comment here on my blog letting me know what you want to see from me in future posts/videos! EASY PEASY!
Alright! Today’s card!!!! You ready???? It may look pretty simple and ordinary at first glance:
But the kicker of this card is the texture achieved by combing the Color Burst with… wait for it…. SALT!!!!
See? A little bit cooler now isn’t it? SALT! We all have it in our kitchen! I just added some on and let it do its thing and I was amazed at the texture it left behind! I’ve got a video for you that shows you the entire process! Now, in complete honesty, I almost ditched this card (which you will see in the video)! The purple is very intense so I tried to use as little purple as possible, but that didn’t work out so well. It looked muddy and overpowering.. So I thought I ruined it but I kept working with it, adding water, moving the paper around to move the water, added more water, and so forth untiled I said to myself, WALK AWAY! And when I came back, and removed the salt from the cardstock. WOAH! It was so neat! And the little bit of yellow that remained? Gorgeous. It was like a glow of yellow. Just pretty!
I wanted most of the background to show so I chose this outline stamped image and heat set it with some white embossing powder and then left this card sentiment free! I can stamp a message on the inside later when I’m ready to send it out.
ONTO THE VIDEO! You can watch the video by clicking HERE…..
Another video I recommend is one that my dear friend Julie Ebersole filmed for Hello Monday where she used salt with the Gansai Watercolors! You can see that post/video by clicking HERE! I loved that card so much, I commented that I wanted it and she is so stinkin’ sweet because guess what arrived in the mail yesterday! UH HUH! That card! Swoon… Here it is… I know!
And remember… THE GIVEAWAY! Simply leave a comment over over in the video comments and come back here and let Rafflecopter know (at the end of the post) and you will automatically be entered to win. Bonus entry for leaving a comment here on my blog letting me know what you would like to see from me in the future (video ideas, techniques, etc). Winner will be announced in one week.
Goodies used in today’s card:
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