Hey there, glad to see you have popped over the blog today. I hope you have had a great, and of course finding some time to craft! Today’s post features two cards I created for a card challenge. It has been awhile since I have done a card challenge and these are great to do, to mix up your card making a little and try to great something with a full sense of direction! These two cards were created for WOW! Embossing Powder Fans Facebook challenge for August, with the theme of Rainbow.
I rarely create cards with the all the colours of the rainbow, so this pushed me out of my normal boundaries to try and use all the colours in one card. In order for this not to overwhelm me and create a creative block, I thought the easiest way is to use some simple stamping to add my colours in.
Hello Friend – Rainbow card 1 Process overview
For this card, I used a Bitty Burst turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th. This was the first turnabout stamp I’ve ever had. Traditionally, each time you turn the turnabout stamp in your stamping platform you use a different colour. However, I wanted to keep the colours of the rainbow grouped. To do this, I a small strip of the stamp in red then added a strip of orange ink to the side and so on until I had the whole rainbow of colours filing up the stamp. I made sure I used pigment ink, so once stamped I covered in clear embossing powder and heat set for some shine.
In order to add more of the spots to my card, I turned the stamp like you are meant too. However, I needed to make sure that I move the position of the colours on the stamps to match where the ink colour will lay when stamped. For example, I moved the red ink to the area of the stamp that would stamp next to red already stamped. I kept repeating this until I had turned my card panel 4 times.
Due to the vibrancy of the colours with the stamp, I kept the remainder of the card simple with a stacked die cut sentiment. To finish the card, I added a rainbow of jewels from Lucy’s cards in different sizes to mimic the stamping.
Hello Friend – Rainbow card 1 Photos
Hello thinking of you – Rainbow card 2 Process overview
For this card, I used the Flights of Fancy stamp from WOW! Embossing Powders along with their Platinum Embossing powder (One of my favourites!). Whilst stamping, I layered my stamping to get depth and dimension. I don’t have any masking paper – it is more of luxry crafting item which I can live without. I make do and mend with scrap paper and repositionable tape to save money. To create my masks, I stamped the leave a couple of times onto the scrap paper in black ink (can be any ink you have). I then fussy cut these out and added a small amount of repositionable tape to the back.
Once I had stamped a leaf, I covered with a DIY mask and could stamp overlapping this leaf knowing the ink would not stamp over the leaf. This leads to the layering of the stamped image giving depth and dimension. Once heat set, I used my newly acquired Altenew watercolours to paint the leaves in rainbow colours. Leaves don’t have to be green! To finish, I kept it simple with a die cut sentiment and a stamped secondary sentiment.
Hello thinking of you – Rainbow card 2 Photos
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Materials used for rainbow cards*:
- Flight of fancy stamp – WOW! Embossing powder
- Bitty Burst Turnabout – Concord & 9th
- Hello Friend die – Mamma Elephant
- Hello Sugar Script Die – Birch Press
- Thinking of you stamp – Altenew
- Altenew Watercolour 36 Pan set
- Platinum Embossing powder – WOW! Embossing powder
- Clear embossing powder – WOW! Embossing powder
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