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Fluttering feathers by Tiffany

Fluttering feathers by Tiffany

Hi crafty friends! Today I am showcasing the Fluttering Feathers background stamp with a new (to me) product that was an inky mess, but so much fun! I used color burst powders for the first time. Color burst powders are highly pigmented, watercolor powder that "bursts" with color once spritzed with water. I played with several color combos and made dozens of backgrounds to use for future projects. My fingers are still slightly blue from all the pigment!

To create my card, I trimmed an A2-sized piece of mixed media paper and set it aside. Laying the background stamp flat on my glass media mat, I randomly sprinkled blue and purple color burst powder over the stamp. I then sprayed the stamp several times with water. I carefully laid the mixed media paper on top of the stamp and applied gentle, even pressure all over the stamp to ensure a good impression. After the pigment soaked into the paper, I carefully lifted the panel to reveal the colorful impression. Every background I made was a little different so this technique makes for beautiful, custom cards. Pro tip: A little powder goes a long way and too much water may compromise your impression, so be careful when adding both elements.

After my panel dried, I added additional color to the white spaces by lightly ink blending pink and purple dye ink from Catherine Pooler. I was careful not to overlap the pigment powder as it easily reactivated with any moisture. After ink blending, I splattered silver, metallic watercolor all over the panel. Lastly, I trimmed the panel down to 5 in x 3.75 in and backed it with fun foam for dimension.

To add my sentiment, I decided to split the panel in half and add the sentiment in-between. I heat embossed my sentiment in black on silver, glitter paper and adhered it between my split background on an A2 card base. To finish the card, I cut thin strips of cardstock that I colored with the same ink I blended on the panel and glued them to either side of the sentiment on the raised background. On top of that, I cut and adhered thin scraps of paper leftover from the background. I hope you liked my take on a colorful, mixed media-inspired card. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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