Color Burst and Embossing Folders

Starting Level 2 in this card creating adventure. I took the class Creative Watercolor Media class and absolutely loved it. I enjoy colors and vibrancy. To use reinkers as a watercolor medium is something I can’t wait to try. Since I didn’t have any reinkers, I tried Color Burst powders. I loved the vibrancy in these also.

I started out by opening the Altenew 3D Tulip Embossing Folder. I sprinkled just a tiny bit of powder on the Tulip 3D side (writing). Just a little goes along way. Too much is a bit messy. Spray a little water to activate (I used a mister with perfect pearls). I put the cardstock on the other side and closed the folder.

I put in the die cutter and ran through. See how it squishes down in the paper. I opened the folder and took out the cardstock to set aside. Remember it’s messy, and it stains.

The best part about this is even though it looks so dark, it dries lighter. I like the way the perfect pearls give the card stock some shimmer. Since I used Neenah Classic White heavy cardstock it still warped. A little liquid goes a long way. So I lightly dried it and worked the paper, then laid a wide brick over it. That really seem to flatten out and allowed me to adhere it to a card base. I also cut a strip of velum and heat embossed a sentiment. I wrapped it around the card before putting it on the card base. I did several of these. Did I say this was messy but so fun!

Enjoy!

One thought on “Color Burst and Embossing Folders

  1. I always enjoy this technique, though I use inks and brush markers to create mine. I am sure the only thing that takes time is the drying time otherwise this creates super quick cards! Thank you for submitting your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

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