Sayin’ Hello…

Here’s a card that is sure to brighten someone’s day…


You think?  This was a water color experiment that came out even better than initial idea.

The Ken Oliver Color Burst were included in the photo to show you what all the rage is about in the creative world.  They are amazing!

In addition to the dry water color pigment, this stencil was also used to achieve this big burst of color…


Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Heavy Weight Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Memento Black
  • Stamps:  Tin of Cards stamp set
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  A stencil (this one is retired :-(, but there are several on pg. #157 in the catalog)

Digits ‘N Directions

  • The Heavy Weight Whisper White cardstock is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Basic Black layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • The water color layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Tape your water color paper to the cardboard in one of your DSP packages with painter’s tape holding out a 1/4″ border.
  • Tape on one side of your stencil over the paper and spray the dry pigment in yellow, orange and red then spritz with water.  Be sure to get all the pigment damp.  Once you paper is dry, move the stencil over to the white spaces and repeat adding color like before.  Leave to dry really well.
  • Remove the tape from your art piece.
  • Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black and be sure to let it dry or heat it before adhering all your layers.  I used Tomboy Glue to layer this card to be sure the water color paper stayed put.

I’m so happy you have stopped by today.  Please leave a comment if you have any questions about this card or technique.  You can google Ken Oliver Color Burst pigment and find a source if you’d like to purchase these little bottles of happiness.  You can also watch some of his YouTube videos to get an idea of all the possibilities for use.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Not sure about the desire part…but boy oh boy do I have much to do.  Convention is two weeks away…eeeeek!

If you are inky…you are HaPpY!