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Easy card making rainbow ideas!

The new April Showers Bring was asking for a rainbow or two. Well I couldn’t help myself and I have 4 easy card making rainbow ideas to bring some colour to your world. I’ve add a selection of stamped images using the Calling for Drizzle bundle from Catherine Pooler Designs as they worked so well with these backgrounds. However, feel free to get creative and use this backgrounds with any stamps and dies in your crafty stash. So let’s get started!

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Easy card making rainbow ideas

Easy card making rainbow ideas: ink blending

For the first rainbow idea, create a rainbow ink blended background. I planned on using the new Light Burst slimline die from Catherine Pooler, so I ink blended on to a slimline card panel.

Easy card making rainbow ideas

I’ve used colours from the Party Collection of inks for a vibrant background. The colours used were:

After the panel was complete, I added this to a slimline card base. Next, I die-cut the Light Burst slimline die 3 times. For two of the layers, I cut away part of the design for a fun layered look.

The layers were adhered onto the card panel with foam pads to add dimension and to enhance the layered look. Lastly, a heat embossed sentiment from the Bloomin’ Wellies stamp set was added to the front.

Easy card making rainbow ideas: card strips (card 1)

The next two cards use inks from the Spa collection from Catherine Pooler inks for a more muted tone for a rainbow. Here I took inks directly to paper to colour white card. The card was the trimmed into strips a 1/4 inch wide.

Easy card making rainbow ideas

The strips were adhered to an A5 card panel. The colours used were:

For this card, I finished the card panel but heat embossing the raindrops from the Pitter Patter stamp set onto vellum in gold embossing powder. These were cut out with the coordinating dies.

The raindrops were mounted onto the card with clear foam pads and a heat embossed sentiment was added to finish the card.

Easy card making rainbow ideas: card strips (card 2)

This card use the same card strips as the previous card, but this time for a slimline card. The strips were adhere on a diagonal and staggered towards the ends.

Where the strips over hung the edge, this was trimmed down and the added to a slimline card base. For the stamped image, heat emboss one of the Wellies from the Bloomin’ Wellies stamp set onto vellum in In the Navy embossing powder.

The wellies were cut out with the coordinating dies and adhered onto the card pane. The adhesive was covered up with a sentiment strip from the Bloomin’ Wellies stamp set

Easy card making rainbow ideas: Rainbow circle frames

This last card creates a rainbow with a few simple circle dies – no speciality dies needed.  Using some nesting circles dies, die-cut out consecutive circle frames. 

Next, smoosh each circle frame down into an ink pad to colour the cardstock. The colours used here were:

After these were coloured, cut the die-cuts in half to get a semi-circle.

Adhere the semi-circles onto a scrap piece of cardstock and trim off an excess. For the card panel, stamp in Midnight Ink the small clusters of raindrops from the Pitter Patter stamp set directly onto the card. Foam mount the rainbow on top.

Add a heat embossed sentiment from the Pitter Patter stamp set and embellish with rainbow coloured jewels.

Easy card making rainbow ideas

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This post was produced as part of my Brand Ambassador work for Catherine Pooler Designs  I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Catherine Pooler Designs to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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