Last weekend, I taught a Colour Blast class at Colour Blast HQ. I always like to hand out a little gift or two to some of my class attendees. To make the gifts more my style, I always like to make my own paper and tags.
This was a Colour Blast class so I wanted to showcase the Colour Blast Products. I chose to go with the newest addition to the range the Shimmer Dust. Like always I wanted to think outside of the box on how these can be use.
So to start, I mixed up some colour on my messy mat. Just a tiny bit of powder and some water. I then pulled out my VivaLasVegaStamps and stamped away on some old packaging brown paper I had been saving for just this sort of project. I used the Candy red as my first layer. By stamping with the Shimmer Dust as a water colour you don’t get a nice clean image but more of a grungy one. Once it was dry, I then stamped using the same stamp and some Midnight Shimmer Dust for a nice contrast. I love the grunge look you get by stamping this way.
I wanted my cards to match my paper so I used some basic tags I got from Kmart. Yep, Kmart. Then I added a torn strip of cardboard that I had shredded to create some extra texture. Using the Shimmer Dust as a paint I added some along the edges with a really wet brush. To help it “bleed” I added some more water directly to the tag. I then dried it thoroughly. It must be completely dry between colours as this stops the colours mixing too much. Then I added some Midnight Shimmer Dust in the same way and then dried it with my heat gun. I also added some embossing using another stamp from this VLVS range. I embossed it with Dusty Charcoal Embossing Powder.
To finish the tag, I stamped the same image I used on the wrapping paper onto some white cardstock using Stayzon ink and then I fussy cut it. I attached the Chevron to the tag using my tiny attacher. Using another stamp from VLVS I stamped my sentiment and then cut it out. I felt like they needed a little bit more so I added these little wood lady bugs I had in my stash left over from my daughters first birthday 2 years ago.
I made each card a little different and it made my smile on the day to hear to two friends discussing who was going to keep it.
Here are some individual pictures:
To this tag I added a little left over piece of cheesecloth for some contrast.
And to this one I added a few hessian threads that were laying around on my desk.
Thanks to everyone that attended my class.