Quick & Easy Card Set Using Ken Oliver Color Bursts

Posted by Laurel Beard
See how to create a quick and easy card or card set using the Ken Oliver Color Bursts!

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Quick and Easy Card Set using the Ken Oliver Color Bursts

Hey there! Laurel here today to show you how quick and easy it is to make a card set using the Ken Oliver Color Bursts! I love these color bursts. They were a highly concentrated colored powder. You can squeeze and spritz them right out of their little bottle onto your cardstock and watch the magic happen! You can either apply them to wet paper (which is what I did today) or dry paper and then spritz on some water... I have dubbed these the powder with power and even Ken himself picked up on that... They are so much fun and very inexpensive.


All you will need to create this card set is: Watercolor Paper, a sentiment stamp set and the Ken Oliver Color Bursts (I used all six original colors in today's project). I also used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die for some added fun to the color burst panel and white embossing powder and VersaMark ink to make the sentiment pop!

Spritz your watercolor cardstock with water! To help keep the powders confined, I work out of an old shoe box!

Hover the bottle over the top of the cardstock and squeeze some powder out onto the paper and watch the magic happen. Note, a little goes a long way! You can also tap the bottle with your finger if you're uncomfortable squeezing. Squeezing will give you more powder. Tapping will give you less.

If you would like, you can even mix powders together to create a gorgeous look. Here I mixed the red (Alizaron Crimson) and yellow (Lemon Yellow).

If you find you are getting large puddles of color you don't want, simply dab some away with a paper towel. Here I used the blue (Ultramarine Blue) and purple (Violet.)

Once you have completed your backgrounds with the color burst and allowed them to dry, adhere them to your card base (I cut mine to a top folding 4.25x5.5 card) with fun foam or double sided foam tape.

And voila, all done!!!!! Oh, a tip I learned away! To remove any color burst ink from your fingers, use this guy! He works great for everything. Removes paints, inks, etc.... Just rub it on your hands like soap and poof!! LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by today!