Artist Trading Card Daily - Color Burst - 87.1

Artist Trading Card Daily – 87

You all know Nigel May, Right? You know, international author, TV presenter and all round a-may-zing good guy.

What about Ken Oliver? You know, international creative entrepeneur and purveyor of Color Burst.

And me? Well, I’m just me, lol.

Anyway, pop those three together and what do you get…?

That’s right, the perfect trinity. Trinity is coincidentally the title of one of Nigel May’s wonderful books so when I realised the potential for an ATC I set to work and came up with this …

Artist Trading Card Daily - Color Burst - 87.1

Now, just to clear something up first – this is not Nigel, Ken and me on a lad’s night out. No, no. It isn’t.

It was more an homage to Nigel’s book to be truthful but it all started out whilst I was mucking about with Color Burst from Ken Oliver, which is what helped me created the mottled super coloured background on this ATC.

Color Burst was super simple to use – I sprinkled it onto watercolour cardstock, spritzed it with water and let the colour do the rest – it was great fun to watch as it developed.

Artist Trading Card Daily - Color Burst - 87.2The ladies were from a set of stamps that I got via the Sir Stampalot special offers section recently and was the Silhouette Women set from Hero Arts.

A simple affair once again here, I did this in two stages however. First I stamped it in Versafine black ink. Then, when that was dry I stamped over it with Perfect Medium and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I find found that this gave the images more life, and because I was off a little with the over stamping, also gave them a little shadow.

To finish I heat embossed the edges of the topper and popped on a few clear gems at the base of the ATC.

It was nice to see the background doing the work for a change – what do you think?

As always, if you have any comments or questions about this post then please feel free to use the comments section below. Also, If you know of anyone that would appreciate reading this post, there are handy sharing icons below.

Oh, and if you haven’t already, do get a copy of Nigel’s book – it’s perfect summer cocktail in the garden reading. And of course, do support a fellow crafter by grabbing some of Ken’s Color Burst – you’ll love it!

Many thanks for taking the time to read about my little creation.

I’ll see you again soon!

J :)



8 thoughts on “Artist Trading Card Daily – 87

  1. First time here, this is quite interesting! I had no idea Nigel is an author, thank you for that too.


  2. Stunning ! I’ve never heard of Colour Burst so will have to check it out – it looks great. Thanks for all the inspiration. I really look forward to your postings as they fire the imagination and with the detailed instructions even I am not frightened to give them a go. Whatever will we do when the year of ATCs has ended!? X


  3. Hi John

    What a tie in on the introduction! I have read Trinity and thought it was fantastic, I think this tag portrays it perfectly. Will have a look for the product you used on the background. There a a couple of powder mediums that activate with water- some mica powders, a watercolour paint type one. Ive been thinking about getting something new and messy to try so I shall be checking it out.

    Another job well done!

    Hugs, T x

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  4. I agree John, good to see a background doing the work
    Your series of “Dailies” is a wonderful reminder, and introduction, to good old paper crafting. I love my die-cuts but we often need a little bit more to enhance what we do and various techniques you demonstrate with ATC’s spark the imagination. Thank you.

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