Monday, November 23, 2015

Watercolor Christmas

I am just having so much fun creating backgrounds with the Ken Oliver"s Color Bursts. I was introduced to these amazing color powders at Club Scrap's Retreat. While playing with the color bursts, I realized how these would make awesome backgrounds with the new Watercolor Christmas Greetings to Go.  Alone the cards are beautiful, but I wanted to add a little extra something to personalize them.

Tin Anniversary stencil used with Color Bursts and water.
Flower Soft applied to snow area.

Spray water then apply Color Bursts.
Club Scrap black gems.

Apply Color Bursts to background and then spray water.
Queen & Co. jewels.

Emboss card, rub black oil pastel crayon on raised surface. Spritz with water and apply Color Burst
Dab with paper towel.
Queen & Co. pearls.

Water paper, apply Color Burst, dab with paper towel.
Club Scrap ribbon.

Water paper heavily, apply Color Burst and use heat gun to move colors and dry.
Club Scrap sequins, Queen & Co. gems.

Paint on dry Color Burst to a stamp with a water brush.
Club Scrap sequins and jewels.

Emboss card, rub white oil pastel crayon over raised area. Apply water and Color Bursts.

Take a second imprint from top of stencil used in first card.
Stickles on center of flowers.

Paint on watered down Color Bursts. Add drops of water onto card.
Stickles, Club Scrap ribbon.
The applications of Color Bursts are endless.  They're my new favorite medium!


  1. You must have read my mind Lisa, I just knew Color Burst would compliment the artwork perfectly, GORGEOUS! Going to give this a try for sure!!

  2. Very cool Lisa. Makes me want to go and play with my colorbursts!

  3. Lisa, you have inspired me! Gonna go play now!

  4. Thanks for pointing out which techniques you used on each background. These are wonderful!

  5. O these cards are out of this world gorgeous. I have color burst but they have never looked that good on bckgrnds.
    I love how yours turned out. Thank you so much for sharing.


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