Thursday, March 16, 2017

IO Challenge Not So Moody Blues (Blue Cards)

Greetings friends.  I have to admit that the winter weather has given me a bit of the blues and today's theme seems so appropriate.

To make my card, I started with 140lb watercolor paper and colored it with an assortment of blue Color Burst powders.  I made sure to sptiz the paper with extra water to let the colors bleed together and add water droplets to the background.

Once the watercolor paper was dry, I stamped the Cosmo Silhouette on top with Majestic Blue Versafine ink.  I chose the Versafine so that it would pick up all the small details of the stamp.  I also used a MISTI stamp positioner because I knew I would have to stamp the flowers multiple times to get a clean image.  It can sometimes be hard to stamp on watercolor paper, especially if the stamp has a lot of fine details.

As a final step, I added one of the sentiments from the Words for Art cling set.  If you haven't looked at that set before, you might want to give it a look.  It has tons of wonderful sayings.

Need more blue inspiratation?  Don't forget to visit the other designers!


Beth Norman said...

Your background almost resembles Northern Lights but all in blue. Can you see it? I love how you stamped your flowers in blue. It's a very nice stamp.

Patti J said...

Beautiful card - the background is so serene!

reeree62 said...

Breathtaking!!! Just love it :o)

Joan V said...

Oh, so sorry you feel so blue. Spring is right around the corner. Oh, this card is so pretty. I haven't used any color burst products, but I love the results. Thanks for sharing.