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Easy DIY Cards With Ken Oliver Color Bursts

Posted by Laurel Beard

Have you tried Ken Oliver Color Bursts? Get inspired with this quick & easy DIY card?

Quick and easy card using the Ken Oliver Color Bursts

Hi there! Laurel Beard here today to show you and quick and easy way to make a handmade card using the Ken Oliver Color Bursts with a word die cut! You can be as intense or as light handed with the color bursts as you would like!!!! For today's project, you will need just a few supplies:

Ken Oliver Color Burst (Indigo and Merlot)

Word Die Cut

Water Mister

Watercolored Cardstock

Uniball white gel pen

Die Cutting Machine

Spray your watercolored cardstock heavily with water. Take your color burst (use as many colors as you'd like but for today's project, I just used two) and lightly tap out some of the powder. You will see the magic instantly happen. The Color Burst will react to the water on the paper. Add more water to areas that need it. There are 12 colors in the Color Burst family and they all are gorgeous colors, so good luck deciding! LOL!!!!

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Allow the Color Burst to move around the paper. If you find there are areas that have too much color, grab a paper towel or dust cloth and press on the color burst to remove some of the color.

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Allow the paper to dry completly by either setting it aside to dry naturally or zapping it with your heat tool. Place your word dies directly onto your cardstock and run it through your die cutting machine.

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At this stage, you can do one of two things:
You can pop up the word die cut panel onto your card for some fun dimension. OR, you can adhere it down flat right in the negative space of your card as if you were fitting in puzzle pieces. As a finishing touch, I added some dots with a white gel pen.

I also made a second card using the same techniques here, but used less powder and more water and also used the Alizaran Crimson color burst to color in the die cut before piecing it back into its negative space. You can see the difference in the two cards below. I hope you enjoyed visiting today!!!

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Have an awesome, colorful day!!!