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