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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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601 thoughts on “Rainbow Techniques + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Love your beautiful cards. You always have great techniques and ideas to share . Thanks for all the time you share with us.

  2. Fantastic cards !! I love rainbow cards !
    My favourite from this Altenew new release is the mega succulent stamp ! just ordered it !

  3. Your Rainbow video definitely made me happy!! I love the freedom of using colors not typically combined in flowers. Thanks for your creativity!

  4. So many lovely cards. I believe my favorite is the huge succulent that you showed first. I really liked it. Thank you

  5. Hi Jennifer! Your cards are fabulous, and I love the cross stitching! My favorite new stamp is the Dearest Friend stamp set. The cross stitch die is awesome too! Thank you for the inspiration. Take care, Kim 🙂

  6. I always wanted to learn cross stitch and I really enjoyed the demo you did using the Altenew Pegboard Canvas Cover Die and the Rainbow technique. Peace and Blessings

  7. The rainbow colors are very cheerful. My favorite from the release is the “Dearest Friend” stamp set. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us Jennifer.

  8. I love the Altenew Cross Stich Stamp set! I grew up with my mom doing cross stitch at my swim meets. I have to get this set to make her some cards and relive those memories!

  9. Hi Jennifer –
    Love this rainbow video! Great for Spring! Thank you also for introducing me to so many interesting unique products such as Tonic Crystal Glaze.

  10. Hi Jennifer! I love making anything with rainbow colors, and I love all the different ways you shared! This Altenew release is fabulous! I like both the cross-stitch and the pegboard backgrounds, and I love anything with houses, so I am choosing three favorites!

  11. Oh I love all these rainbow cards. You’re very clever lady and sooo talented. I just don’t know where your ideas come from everyday. Its a toss up between the pegboard canvas die cover plate and the cRoss stitch plate I LOVE them both so can’t pick a favourite lol. TFS. Xxx 💜 xxx

  12. Great bunch of ideas with the rainbow color theme. Especially love the Altenew Mega Succulent stamp….they have such gorgeous stamps……will have to try this one in more neutral/natural colors as well….a variety of greens with a hint of a more red/purple tone on the tips or just in some monochromatic neutrals…..can’t wait!

  13. I love, love, love these rainbow cards! I am a sucker for rainbow anything and a sucker for Altenews cover dies.

  14. Gorgeous rainbow cards! My favorite product so far is the cover plates – they offer so many possibilities!

  15. I really like the pegboard canvas cover die. It’s a new take on a cover die and a great new way to add texture to a card.

  16. This is a great release and I like many of the products featured. My favorite is the Cross Stitch Flower stamp set. I really love this stamp set. I also adore the colors you have used to make your inspiration card with this set.

  17. Thank you for sharing these wonderful rainbow projects! In this release I like the Dearest Friend stamp set the most.

  18. Oooooh!! So lovely! I rally like the Wildflower Garden or the Dearest Friend set, but as you said – it’s really a great release with a variety of stamps. Can’t wait to get some.
    Thanks for sharing!

  19. Thank you for all the rainbow goodness. My favourite product that you worked with from this release in the dotted scales cover die, it really adds that touch of elegance to the background. Also love the mega succulent and the sweet roses bouquet

  20. These are such beautiful cards! 🙂 You always do such a great job showing us new ways to use our products.

  21. it’s always difficult to choose but I really appreciate the sentiment stamp sets. great inspiration from you. thanks!!

  22. Gorgeous colorful cards! I am madly in love with that mega succulent stamp. I’m in the southwest and could use that for so many occasions

  23. A stunning array of color here on these gorgeous cards. Love the new Altenew release and how you used them. My wish list just keeps getting longer and longer! Thanks for the video.

  24. Love all the cards you created with all the rainbow colors, you always come with tons of inspiration. These are all great products but my favorite is the crosstitch plate along with the dearest friend stamp set.

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