Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bister Birthday Cards


Bister (also spelled Bistre) is a granule that bursts into color with the addition of  water. My friends on the  Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps Yahoo Group introduced me to it. Heidi sent me samples of all 8 colors.
You can see Heidi's  bister cards here.
Herma has some great bister/bistre cards here, here and here.

For these cards, I sprinkled bister granules on white cardstock, then spritzed with water.
 When completely dry (I used a heat tool, but ended up letting it sit overnight) I ironed the first between 2 pieces of paper. I used a distress tool to fray the edges on the 2nd card. I inked the edges with broken china distress ink.
On the first card, I added twine, a stamped scalloped layer with a stamped polka dot "paper ribbon".
On the second card, I inked Michael Strong's smaller leaf stamp with vintage photo and broken china distress markers for a multi color look. Tied fibers on the left side of the card.

Stamps: Hero Arts, Michael Strong, Stampabilities, Stampendous
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress, Stampin' Up!
Ranger Distress Markers
Twine and Fibers from my stash

1 comment:

Carole M. said...

looking like an intruiging technique Laura; lovely colours...