Hi everyone! This is my first official post as a member of the Cloud9 Crafts Design team, how exciting is that?! For my first cards I had a lot of fun playing with the MFT Color Burst powders. These are available in 2 different sets: Sunrise, and Night Sky.
What supplies do you need when working with the Color Bursts?
- Watercolor cardstock
- Spray Bottle
- And, of course, the color burst powders
In the video on my YouTube channel, I show 4 different techniques with these powders! And with those techniques, I made backgrounds and used them in the cards shown in this blog. Plus, in the video, I will also show you another card! This way, you not only get inspiration of what you can do with these powders, but also how you can turn your backgrounds into beautiful cards.
For the Birthday card, I used one of the beautiful created backgrounds as the main background for this card. To create a nice frame for the background, I die cut it with the Wonky Stitched Rectangles die from MFT. For the sentiment, I die cut Happy Birthday out of one of the other backgrounds with the Big Happy Birthday die from Mama Elephant. Next I stamped one of the Flower Fairies on Neenah paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her in with copic markers. To clean my stamps, I always use a Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy which I store in a shammy case from MakeItByMarko. To create some dimension, I adhered the flower fairy with Scotch foam tape to the background.
For the other card, I used the background created with the Number Jumble background stamp from MFT. For this card, I wanted to create an interactive element, so I turned it into a shaker card. To create the frame, I used the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle frame from Lawn Fawn. As I wanted to mute the background a bit, I used vellum instead of acetate for the window of the shaker part. For the sentiment, I first prepped the cardstock with an anti-static powder tool, before stamping the sentiment with VersaMark ink. I heat embossed the WOW! white embossing powder with my heat gun, and cut the edges in an angle with my Cutter Bee scissors. For the flower fairy, I followed the same process as with the previous card, and adhered her to the vellum with Tacky Glue.
For both of the cards, I also added some final touches with one of my favourite embellishment combinations: Wink of Stella, and Glossy Accents. If you create a card with fairies, you cannot do without a bit of glitter 😉
I hope you like these cards and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!
Main supplies used:
Items marked with an asterisk were provided by Cloud9 Crafts. I only use products I genuinely use and love.
- MFT Color Burst – Sunrise*
- MFT Color Burst – Night Sky*
- Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
- MFT Flower Fairies Stamp*
- MFT Flower Fairies Die-Namics*
- MFT Number Jumble Background Stamp*
- MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles
- Mama Elephant – Big Happy Birthday
- Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame
- Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
- MakeItByMarko Shammy Case*
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Neenah Classic Crest