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Rainbow Techniques + GIVEAWAY

Hello! Today I am sharing lots of techniques for creating rainbow cards. There is no better way to make someone smile than with a bit of color!

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

To brighten a dreary day, I decided to make as many rainbow cards as I could using the newest Altenew product release (SSS | ALT). Here are the rainbow techniques I shared in the video:

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#1: EMBOSSED RESIST Rainbow

Using embossed resist with a background stamp, colorful ink, and water is a great way to quickly create a colorful card. Here, I white heat embossed the large Altenew Mega Succulent Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) on watercolor paper. I applied quick color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and then sprayed it generously with a water and Perfect Pearl mix. The embossing “resists” the color… the water mixes the color… and the Perfect Pearl adds shimmer. The sentiment is from the Altenew Dearest Friend Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This next card features the same technique, but with a sentiment from the Altenew Sincere Greetings Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). And by the way – this technique also works great with Distress Ink.

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#2: Inked rainbow die cuts

Adding a rainbow effect to plain white die cuts is a great way to add a splash of color. For my cards, I used a large die along with die cut inlaying to create two cards. I first cut the Altenew Mandala Die (SSS | ALT) from white cardstock. While keeping the pieces in place, I inked with Distress Ink and misted lightly with a water and Perfect Pearl mix. Once it was dry, I took the pieces apart.

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

On one card, I inlaid the colored pieces into a white die cut. I left a few tiny areas open and added glitter. The sentiment is from the Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies (SSS | ALT) and Altenew Dearest Friend Stamp Set (SSS |ALT). (And I just noticed a few pieces are missing – gotta fix that!)

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

With the colorful negative piece of the Altenew Mandala Die (SSS | ALT), I created a second card…

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#3: Colored rainbow die cuts

I also like to use markers to create colorful, rainbow die cuts. Here, I created a “fabulous” die cut covered with marker coloring… and lots of Tonic Crystal Glaze. Behind the rainbow die cut, I added an Altenew Hope Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) flower and an Altenew Pegboard Canvas Cover Die (SSS | ALT) background.

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another card showing die cuts colored with a rainbow of colors with markers. Instead of die cutting all the pieces of the Altenew Neighborhood Home Die Set (SSS | ALT) with multiple colors of cardstock, I simply and quickly cut with white cardstock and added my own color. I used the Altenew Dotted Scales Debossing Die (SSS | ALT) to create the background and added a sentiment from the Altenew Dearest Friend Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). (The inside of the card says “but I will always be there for you.”)

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#4: RAINBOW COLORING

For a whimsical look, try coloring any images with a rainbow of colors. Here, I colored a flower cluster from the Altenew Dearest Friend Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) with many colors and added it to a background cut with the Altenew Cross Stitch Canvas Die (SSS | ALT). The sentiment is from the Altenew Cross Stitch Flower Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#5: RAINBOW STITCHING

I am 100% addicted to cross stitching on cards. (For a how-to video on stitching, head HERE.) So I was thrilled to get the Altenew Pegboard Canvas Cover Die (SSS | ALT)! I used cross stitching and a rainbow of colors to fill the background.

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The simple sentiment features a “hugs” die cut and an Altenew Cross Stitch Flower Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) greeting.

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#6: RAINBOW STAMPING

Another way to create a colorful card is to stamp with a rainbow of colors. For my card, I use pastel rainbow colors to stamp the Altenew Cross Stitch Flower Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) images over the pierced holes created with the Altenew Cross Stitch Flower Dies (SSS | ALT). The greeting is from the Altenew Dearest Friend Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#7: RAINBOW EMBOSSING

I really like the look of colored heat embossing but most of us don’t have embossing powders in a rainbow of colors. Therefore, I like to cheat. 🙂 For my card, I first used the Altenew Cross Stitch Flower Dies (SSS | ALT) to pierce the holes for the “hello!” and then stamped with the Altenew Cross Stitch Flower Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) ” hello” on top with a rainbow of Altenew Inks. Finally, I stamped again on top of the colors with Versmark ink and clear heat embossed. Works great!

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

#8: RAINBOW No-Line Coloring

My last card shows using no-line coloring for a rainbow flower. I first stamped the Altenew Wildflower Garden Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) with second generations of Limestone Altenew Ink. I then colored over the light ink with a rainbow of colors.

Rainbow Technique Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

BLOG HOP

Today I am part of the Altenew March 2018 Release Blog Hop. I am impressed with the many styles of products included!

You can find it all HERE at Simon Says Stamp or HERE at Altenew.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of the lovely Debby Hughes. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.)

GIVEAWAYS

How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 3/29/18 telling me your favorite of these new Altenew products. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Also, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog for details.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Altenew. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Mega Succulent Stamp Set
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Altenew Cross Stitch Flower Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Cross Stich Flower Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Dearest Friend Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Hope Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Sincere Greetings Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Wildflower Garden Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Mandala Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Cross Stitch Canvas Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Pegboard Canvas Cover Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Dotted Scales Debossing Cover…
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Script Words Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Script Words 2 Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Neighborhood Home Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Distress Ink
[ SSS ]
Altenew Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Perfect Pearls
[ SSS ]
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Clean Color Real Brush Pen Videos.
[ YTB ]
Cutting Board
[ AMZUS ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
T-Ruler
[ SSS ]
X-Press It Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
* Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS ]
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ SSS ]
Tonic Crystal Glaze
[ SSS ]
Sketch Copic Markers
[ SSS ]


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600 thoughts on “Rainbow Techniques + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Every one of these cards is stunning! I love the rainbow look, and I get so many inspiring ideas every time I watch you create. Altenew has absolutely hit a home run with this release.

  2. My favorite is definitely the hope stamp set. I am a big fan of layering stamp sets and the sentiments are just wonderful. With the script hope and just a few additional lines you can create a sentiment for every occasion. I bet one can get a lot of use out of just this one stamp set.

  3. Love the rainbow coloring, I will have to try this. Love all your tips and creative ideas, thanks for the videos.

  4. Rainbow is my favourite colour 😉
    It’s a tough choice but I think I have to say the dearest friend stamp set is the best, with the mega succulent a very close second!
    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  5. Love that succulent stamp—you really brought it to life!—and the Dotted Scales Debossing die also looks super versatile. Thanks for the great inspiration and the giveaway!

  6. Love all the cards! It’s hard to pick just one stamp set but the Altenew cross stitch flower stamp set seems to have the most value with great images, cross stitch effects without all the effort and wonderful sayings. Wish I had the patience for cross stitching!

  7. Fantastic cards! I love all of the different techniques, the embossed resist is my favourite! My favourite product in this release is the mega succulent-just love it!

  8. As always Jennifer, your porjects are fantastic, love all these wonderful rainbow ideas! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!

  9. What a great way to showcase all of the fantastic new products from Altenew! You can be sure that several are going on my wish list! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  10. Do I have to choose? I love them all, but my favorites are the Wildflower Garden stamp set, the Mandala and the Dotted Scales Debossing die. I have a long wish list.

  11. I love seeing all your creations. I think my favorite of these products is the hope flowers, but maybe the sweet roses might win out. How can one choose when Altenew does so many amazing things? And I love seeing how you incorporated the rainbows via inks or coloring or watercolor markers or stitching. It just reminds me that there’s so much room to play in crafting. I forget to do that sometimes. Thanks for sharing with us, and I hope you’re enjoying your vacation!

  12. Super fun cards! I like the idea of cross stitching…a lot! I use to do that all the time as a kid and loved it. It never occurred to me to try it on cards, so the cross stitch die makes a lot of sense.

  13. WOW! Thanks for all the great ideas! I look forward to giving them a try. As for my favorite product from this release, as always this is a tough question because it’s such a fabulous release but my favorite would be all the new stitching dies.

  14. I love the dearest friends stamp set and how you made your card makes it shine. thanks as always for sharing.

  15. I always love the rainbow colors when you use them and so I really enjoyed the rainbow classes. They’re so colorful and uplifting. My favorite item in the new release is the mandala die. It has so many options for making beautiful cards. Thank you for always sharing your artistic ability with us.

  16. Wow theses are beautiful. I have been working back through all your posts since I found your blog. It’s is really helping take my mind off the surgery. I would say my favourites are the mandala die and the bold alphabet die. I really want to include more words on my cards. Just beautiful!

  17. Jennifer, I love your videos. I always learn something. It’s so nice to know that you step out of your comfort zone sometimes.

  18. Hi,

    I can’t beleive how many cards you come up with. It looks so easy when you do it. I never have enough of your blog and all of you’re great and creative ideas. So today was hard to choose my favorite item used, but I did succeed at last. My favorite item used is the Altenew Dearest friend stamp set. The phrases seem so “what I need right”. I have a few friends and family members who are going through tougher times and I would just love to send them cards with those kind of sentiments. My birthday is tomorrow, so I hope I win. It would just make my day!

  19. God bless you and your family. Love that succulent, it is gorgeous! Thanks for all that you have taught me and all those great ideas.

  20. Gorgeous rainbow cards in so many fun and different ways, Jennifer! Love that Dearest Friend Stamp Set but would be happy to win anything from Altenew.

  21. So many amazingly fun techniques! I’ve been debating the Zig Clean Color Brush Pens all day and those succulents may have swayed my decision…gorgeous.

  22. I just ordered from Altenew…it looks like I will be ordering again lol. Love the Succulent stamp. Thank you for always being such an inspiration. I live in Canada therefore the prices and shipping are costly at times however I am never disappointed with the product.

  23. Hi Jennifer,
    Such a fantastic video… so cheerful excellent ideas and techniques. Had eye surgery and am catching up with all you have been doing since my surgery. Good thing you were on vacation for a while as I might not catch up with you for awhile. Your simply amazing and so talented it was fun watching every minute of all I missed. Love this Rainbow video so very much. Altenew is really coming out with some beautiful products too.

  24. I just ordered from the Altenew..it looks like I will be ordering again n again ..love seeing all the rainbows!Beatiful cards.

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