Color Burst Birthday

Birthday burst Heather Telford

It was my son’s birthday yesterday so I wanted to make a card he hadn’t seen rather than reach into the stash. Unfortunately I am dealing with a sore wrist/hand/thumb at present and of course holding pens, paintbrushes, scissors seems to be the worst thing for it. I needed a technique which didn’t require me to over use the right hand. Working with color burst powder was great because it creates its own magic with the help of some spritzed water. I should have stamped a single sentiment instead of stacking die cuts though.

I created the coloured panel one powder colour at a time by spritzing water, then dropping powder. I tried to take it slowly so I could see how much each colour was going to react before I added the next spritz or sprinkle. I love the way the larger drops of water have their own darker border and then there is a fine splatter of colour around them.

Creative dies: Oodles of love (Penny Black)
Inks:  Color burst watercolour powders(Ken Oliver)
Cardstock: Canson hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah epic black cardstock
Also: Stick it adhesive sheet (Ken Oliver)


15 Comments on “Color Burst Birthday”

  1. Micheline Jourdain says:

    Beautiful colors!!! Love ‘splash’ ! Take care of you Heather !

  2. jmhave44 says:

    Lovely & exciting background. Although I’m pleased to hear that you 2nd guess yourself too (and I consider you an expert!) I think your stacked sentiment looks just great. Hope the sore wrist soon heals up. I love the color bursts, but find the brusho crystals easier for me to control. Just love watching the magic that happens with EITHER of these products. TFS & have a good wkend. Happy Birthday to your son.

  3. jillianfoster82 says:

    Hope your son had a nice birthday. So sorry to read about your hand!!!

    Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:53:39 +0000 To:

  4. smilynstef says:

    Color Burst magic … love it

  5. Liz in NH says:

    Terrific effect with Colorburst. Hope your hand is better very quickly. No stopping you, though! Thanks, Heather.

  6. Bonnie says:

    What a fun card for your son! I love all the bursts of color and the die cut sentiment is perfect although probably not too easy on your wrist. Take care!

  7. Betty says:

    wonderful masculine card – hope the wrist, hand, arm heals quickly!

  8. Pat says:

    What a wonderful mix of colours Heather and a great masculine card. Sorry you are having trouble with your hand, wrist and arm and hope it soon heals. x

  9. Rufus says:

    Hope that the hand/wrist/arm is feeling a bit better and heals up totally soon. Happy belated Birthday to your son, I’m sure he loved his card! It’s so much fun to play with Brusho’s or Color Bursts…there really is something magical about it. Love the die cuts that you used. You have such a fabulous stash of PB products.

  10. craftytreen says:

    hi Heather, I love the new card. I sympathize with your wrist and hand problem. I battle with carpal tunnel. I have flare ups off and on. I have begun to recognize them when they first start so I catch it early. I right away dig out a hand and wrist brace, then I put something like ben gay on my wrist (inside of the wrist) and elbow (outside of the elbow) and I put on the brace and sleep in it all night and wear it part of the day. I don’t let up when the pain starts to get better and in a few days to a week it goes away again. I have special scissors that I use and a lot of other tricks. it doesn’t stop me much now. i’m so praying that your hand will get better soon.

  11. Laura says:

    Beautiful card, love the colors! Sending many good thoughts and wishes for speedy healing, hang in there!

  12. Caryn says:

    The only good thing about the sore appendage is that this lovely card is a result. It reminds me of happy childhood days when our teacher at school showed us how to shave crayons onto a piece of wax paper, lay another piece of wax paper on top and iron the layers together with a clothes iron. I loved watching the shavings melt into new colors and shapes, just like your card. Get well soon!

  13. Lindsey says:

    What a fun background! And I think your sentiment choice was a good one… it’s hard to know if a stamped sentiment would have stood out against the spatters enough, maybe.
    Any difference you are finding between the Ken Oliver powders and the bister you were using before?

  14. Mary Lehett says:

    Love the look of this card and technique. I do not own either KO powders or bister?! my question and decision is: if I’m going to choose one to buy which one? which is the easiest to work with? thank you for such a creative card.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Mary,
      I am going to play around with some Brusho soon which I believe might fall somewhere in between the properties of Bister and Color burst. I will wait until I have done that before making any recommendations.
      Thanks for dropping in and for commenting.

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