Rainbow Cards

Hello! Today I want to share the homework that I did for the newest Online Card Class: Rainbow Maker.

On all of these cards I used Distress Inks and my ink blending tool. The colours are Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, and Wilted Violet.

For the “Rainbow Happy Everything” card, I die cut the Scripty Happy from Lawn Fawn and temporarily adhered it on a piece of white cardstock. With my ink blending tool I dabbed the colours onto the cardstock to create a rainbow. I did not do any blending – I really just dabbed the ink onto the paper.
The temporarily adhered die-cut had served as a mask and, so, after I finished applying the colours, I removed the die-cut to reveal a white “happy”.
From black cardstock I die-cut one of the Everyday Sentiment Banners by Lawn Fawn and stamped “everything” from the stamp set Happy Happy Happy in Lawn Fawn’s Yeti ink. I adhered it to the right of the panel and trimmed off the excess.
Here is a photo of the card:

My second card, “Rainbow Hugs”, did involve some ink blending. With my ink blending tool, I lightly applied Distress Ink along the top edge of a piece of white cardstock. From black cardstock, I die-cut Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Hugs twice and stacked them together to create some dimension. I adhered the die-cuts to the panel and embellished the panel with some sequins.
Here is a photo of the card:

My last card for today is by far my favourite of these three: “Rainbow Congrats”. Similar to the “Rainbow Hugs” card, I applied Distress Ink with my ink blening tool along the edge of white cardstock. I then placed the Tiny Hearts stencil from Heidi Swapp over the inked area and applied the same Distress Inks. The open heart areas received a second layer of colour, while the rest was protected by the stencil.
From black cardstock, I die-cut Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Congrats twice and stacked them together to create some dimension. I also adhered some Heart Wood Veneers from Lawn Fawn onto the panel. The card would have been fine without them but I accidentally smudged some colour on the right side of the panel – and the wood veneers cover it up :-P.
Here is a photo of the card. I really love how this turned out!

All of these cards measure DIN A6, that is 10.5 x 14.8 cm folded (unfolded: 10.5 x 29.7 cm).

Just a note: this is the homework for Day 1 of Rainbow Maker. By the time I upload this post, it will probably already be Day 5 of class. I plan on doing more homework for this class, but unfortunately, I have some pretty busy days coming up. I hope I will find some time to create some more cards.

I hope you enjoyed these cards! Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!

Supplies I used:

  • inks: Distress Inks (Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet), Lawn Fawn (Yeti)
  • dies: Scripty Happy, Scripty Hugs, Scripty Congrats, Everyday Sentiment Banners (all from Lawn Fawn)
  • stamps: Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • embellishment: Lawn Fawn Hearts Wood Veneer
  • stencil: Heidi Swapp Tiny Hearts 12×12 Stencil (HS00829)
  • other: white cardstock, black cardstock, ink blending tool, sequins

Colourful Birthday

If writers can have writer’s block, can crafters have crafter’s block? For the past weeks I have been struggling to get inspired and motivated to create new cards. I do not know if the heat wave is melting away my brain (this is the third or fourth heat wave this year) or if I am in need of a holiday. Admittedly, I had to force myself to sit at my desk and craft – I know this is not ideal, but I think it worked out well. I made this colourful birthday card:

I used my Distress Inks as watercolours and created a rainbow background with my paintbrush and acrylic block. The colours are Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers. I chose these particular colours because I had found this colour combination on Pinterest a while ago – and I really liked it. With the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables set, I die-cut the rainbow background to measure 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

From white cardstock, I die-cut the Scripty Happy-die three times and adhered them on top of each other to give the word some dimension. I, then, took black cardstock and the smallest of the Everyday Sentiment Banners dies; on this die-cut, I stamped the “birthday”-sentiment from Let’s Bokeh with Lawn Fawn’s Yeti Ink. To finish, I adhered everything onto the rainbow background.

At first I was not sure if I would participate in the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge. Eventually, I decided to enter this card – the colours fit the criteria and maybe I can inspire others to create cool cards.

I know that this colourful birthday card is a very simple card but since I am trying to find my “spark” again, I am glad that I was able to make something nice… I thank you very much for stopping by! I hope that I will be back soon with more cards.

Supplies I used:

  • Ranger Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers
  • Lawn Fawn die sets: Scripty Happy, Everyday Sentiment Banners, Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Lawn Fawn stamp sets: Let’s Bokeh
  • Lawn Fawn inks: Yeti Ink
  • other: paintbrush, acrylic block, watercolour paper, white cardstock, black cardstock, liquid glue

Cool Penguins

I have used the penguins from Penguins in Paradise by My Favorite Things only on one card so far and I really wanted to use them again. And this time, I wanted to place them in a tropical scene. While I had my watercolour supplies out for the cards that I made for the last Lawn Fawnatics challenge, I created some backgrounds that showed a tropical sunset.

I made these penguin cards during the heat wave and I feel a little “cooler” now:

For all these backgrounds, I used Tim Holtz Watercolour Cardstock and Distress Inks. I googled images of “tropical sunset” and found very beautiful skies with hues of yellow, orange, red and violet. Luckily, I also found a pin on Pinterest where someone had done such a colour combination with Distress Inks: Mustard Seed (yellow), Barn Door (red), Spiced Marmelade (orange), and Seedless Preserves (violet).

I stamped the penguins and some props from the Penguins in Paradise stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured them with my Copic markers. Usually, I would take black (Copic colour 100) to colour the penguins but I decided to go for a dark shade of grey (Copic colour N6) instead – I really like how it turned out. After colouring, all of these images were cut with their coordinating dies.

As far as the watercolour backgrounds are concerned, I took the biggest rectangle of Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, placed it on the panels individually and ran them through my die-cutting machine.
The beach, i.e. the ground for the penguins to stand on, was created with some Distress Ink (I think the colour was Scattered Straw) and water and the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders from Lawn Fawn.

The sentiments were all stamped with Versafine ink in colour Onyx Black. The phrases “Cheers” and “Hope your day is as cool as you are” are from the Penguins in Paradise stamp set. The “You deserve to be celebrated” and “You’re even cooler than you were last year” are from the stamp set Twice the Wishes by My Favorite Things.

Here is a close-up look of the “cool” penguins cards (please click on the respective image to enlarge):

I hope you enjoyed this and may have even inspired you to create – or to take a holiday :-)

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a nice day!