Saturday, 26 June 2021

Colour Wheel


Welcome to the weekend.
So appreciate that you dropped in to see what I am up to today.

I just picked up this fun die from Paper Rose called Color Wheel Love.
I was inspired by the card I made a few weeks ago after watching one of Vicki Boutin's lives.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by creating some inky backgrounds using Vicki Boutin's Art Crayons and a piece of acetate.  I simply scribbled the crayons onto the acetate, used a wet paintbrush to blend it out, then pressed onto my white cardstock.  I did add some stenciling and splatters as well to each piece. When I was finished, I had 3 inked pieces.
  • Next, using a piece of black cardstock, I die cut the Color Wheel and set that aside.  
  • I then die-cut my inked pieces using the same die with each inky panel I had created.
  • I glued the black outline onto a piece of white cardstock as a base, then fussy cut around it.  I then glued in all the different colours, fitting them all back into place varying the colours.  
  • I set that aside to dry and cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of white cardstock and got out my Gel Plate.
  • Using a brayer and my Distress Oxide inks, I inked up my Gel Plate and then took a print. 
  • I placed the square panel into my Misti and stamped the 'Just Be Happy' sentiment from the Just Be Happy set by Visible Image, repeating it across the panel.
  • I die-cut the Celebrate 3 times from white cardstock and glued those together.  Using my foam finger dabber, I added some Picked Raspberry over the die applying more at the base and fading out as I reached the top.
  • I glued the Gel Plate print onto a white card base, then pop dotted the Color Wheel over that.  
  • Lastly, I glued the 'Celebrate' over that.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Just Be Happy (Visible Image)
Ink- Vicki Boutin Art Crayons (warm and cool sets); Distress Oxides (Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint,
Cracked Pistachio, Kitsch Flamingo, Peacock Feathers, Salvaged Patina)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook: Waterloo Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Color Wheel die (Paper Rose); acetate sheet; Celebrate die (MFT); 
Posca black pen; various stencils (ACLD); Misti (My Sweet Petunia)


cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Karen, love that big sentiment and the super coloured background, great design, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the colors.

nancy littrell said...

You come up with the most amazing watercolor techniques, Karen. I love your watercolored background..TFS your step by step techniques for your background and your cool die cut color wheel main image. Loving all your layers and your die cut sentiment. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

fun card, love the colours and that great stamped background :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow Karen, this is fabulous, and although the background is 'busy', the colour wheel really stands out against it.
Stay safe

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Outstanding Karen. I love how colourful it is, with a little bit of grunge too. You never disappoint.

Bonnie said...

This is so bright and cheerful, Karen! I love the bright colors and how the black makes them pop!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Both cards so colorful and fun. xoxo

Jennifrann said...

This may sound crazy, but I'm just figuring out blogs. LOL. I'm late to every party, but particularly late to this one. Having finally decided to start mine, I've been finally visiting everyone else's. And yours is just lovely! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs!

Mac Mable said...

Celebration on a card, full of vibrancy and a striking design and I love it Karen x.