Hello friends, happy Friday to you all.
This is a little bit of a different post for me. It’s mostly going to be pictures of lovely rainbow themed cards. I have been taking a course over the last few weeks over at Online Card Classes, called Rainbow Maker. And yes, you have guessed it, the class explored lots of ways in which you can bring a rainbow to your card through different techniques.
To keep the post short, I won’t talk much about supplies, and I will keep information on the technique to a minimum. This way you can just enjoy all the rainbow colours without having to pay too much attention to my words 🙂
Rainbow Stencilling Mediums
For this technique, I added rainbow distress inks through a stencil and then added transluscent texture paste over the top to give it a glossy finish. It’s very pretty in real life and my favourite of all cards during the week. You know me, stencils and paste and I am a happy girl. And I got a repost from Simon Says Stamp on Instagram which totally made my day (it is their stencil that I use here).
Rainbow Ink Blending
For the card below, I cut a mask from my “Hi” die, placed a stencil over the top and then ink blended through it to create this dramatic and bold card.
The next card is a little different for me, a walk on the wild side to pastel colours! You create a beautiful rainbow blend from the bottom of the card and then I silhouette stamped over the top. Simple but I think so pretty and quick to make if you don’t have too much time!
And the next card is also all about pastels. I blended a range of rainbow colours in the centre of the card, heat embossed a sentiment over the top and then added sequins to match the inks. This is one where you need to blend well or you can see all the mistakes :-). Again, a quick card to make and not to taxing, just make sure you go carefully with blending in the centre of the card. I used a blending tool but brushes are also a good way to do this.
This was another favourite day for me. The card below was made by creating a rainbow watercolour panel. I used my Gansai Tambi paints for this making sure to blend the colours in between. I then trimmed it down and die cut the sentiment from the centre. I am a paint nerd. I love watching paint move, it fascinates me! So I enjoyed making this card
And this next card… well, this was so so fun to make! The technique was to try and make freehand watercolour circles, either by letting the colours touch each other and/or drying in between and adding another layer over the top. So much fun to do! Again, it’s the paint moving thing! I just sit there gazing at it! And who can not fall in love with that cute little elephant and his bubble balloon? I kept him in neutral colours so that the bubbles are the focus.
I have tried making a plaid pattern with inks before and not succeeded as my lines were really splotchy and gappy. It is much easier now with a MISTI and also much easier with pigment inks. So this was created with a bunch of miscellaneous pigment inks. Lots of ways you can change this up with smaller lines in between, or doing the stamping on the diagonal – endless possibilities.
The card below uses a technique that I have never used before! Second generation stamping. It’s all about stamping once and then stamping again without re-inking. I created 3 cards before this one came to be. For me it was trickier than it looks and I don’t have a lot of solid stamps to play with….
And lastly…..Rainbow Sequins
This was not actually in the class. But one morning I got up and was watching Jennifer McGuire creating sequin window cards whilst eating toast and drinking tea…. and I thought I would give this a try with a rainbow pattern. So the card below was born! Not gonna lie, takes a while, but mostly because I was delving around trying to find sequins that were in the right colour and the right size. They were adhered below the die cut onto an adhesive panel which saves some time. Makes a lovely change and the texture is fabulous. One of my friends on Instagram mentioned it was her birthday on the day I posted this… so naturally I had to make her her own special card and send it on….
So that brings me to the end of my post for today. Thanks for sticking with me if you made it to the end! I had a really good time taking this class and of course, learned a few extra things along the way. If you do have any questions on supplies or techniques, just leave me a comment and I will get back to you.
I hope you all have a great weekend and I will be back soon with another project.