Colorful Card Making Idea: Ken Oliver Color Burst

Posted by Lori Williams
Add a pop of color to any DIY card making project with this easy tutorial using Ken Oliver Color Burst.

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I love all the popping colors that you can get with Ken Oliver's color burst but if you're not sure how to work them into pieces it can be a little tricky. Let me show you how to incorporate those rich colors into an easy but colorful card.

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  • Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Embossing Folder - Flora
  • Ken Oliver Color Burst 6 Pack - Brights Assortment
  • Ken Oliver Color Burst 6 Pack - Caribbean Brights
  • Ranger Watercolor Paper 8.5" x 11" - 10 Pack
  • Speedball Brayer 4" with Pop-In Roller - Hard Rubber
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Inkpad
  • Graphic 45 Artisan Style Cling Stamps-#1
  • Zap Embossing Heat Gun
  • WOW! Super Fine Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White
  • Ranger Inkssentials Cardstock 8.5" x 11" 10 Pack - Black

Gather your supplies together.

Cut a piece of water color paper to 6 x 4. Place it in the inside of a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Embossing Folder and run through your machine to emboss.

Using Versa Mark Ink and a brayer, load the brayer up with the ink and then roll over the top of the embossed water color paper. Be sure not to press to hard as you want to only hit the raised highlighted designs of the embossed paper.

Sprinkle your card with clear embossing powder, being careful to tap off any excess.

Heat set your embossing powder with a heat gun.

Tap out some of the color burst over the top of your embossed water color paper. Be sure to use colors that will blend well and aren't opposites on the color wheel. If you use opposite colors it will leave your color looking muddy, so be sure to coordinate those.

Here's the best part, spritz the piece of paper with water and watch the colors dance to live.

Using a roll of paper towels roll up any excess water and color.

Here is how your colored piece will look. You'll have amazing color but the areas that you covered with the embossing powder will remain white showing off the beautiful embossed image.

Cut a black card stock 10 x 7 and fold in half to make a 5 x 7 card. Cut a rectangle panel out in the center of the front of the card 5 1/2" 3 1/2".

Outline the rectangle with glue to adhere the embossed panel to the inside of the card.

Cut a plain sheet of black card stock 5 x 7 and glue over the backside of the watercolor paper that has been attached to the card. This is just making it so the inside of the card looks neat and nice.

Stamp a sentiment on the bottom right hand corner and you're ready to give a rainbow to someone.