Rainbow Maker, Day 1 cards

Hello everyone!

I signed up to Online Card Classes’ Rainbow Maker class which is running this week. I’m going to try to write a blog post for my creations from each of the days…

So Day 1 was all about rainbow inking. LOVED IT! All the teachers were so inspiring and I stayed up super late creating! I will definitely do more of the techniques

As soon as I saw the dotted background using sponge daubers, I knew I had to try it out. I used Distress Oxide inks and thought it would be fun to try them on white and blue cardstock:

Isn’t it interesting to see the way the inks appear on the blue card? The Spiced Marmalade and Fossilised Amber look sooo similar! Anyway, I added die cuts from Simon Says Stamp and called those two cards done!

I’m entering the first card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is ‘Happy Birthday’.

Next up was the Rainbow Queen, Laura Bassen, and layered masking and stencilling. I chose some Ellen Hudson dies, a Creative Expressions stencil and an array of distress inks. Love the effect!  I added a die from Lawn Fawn to complete the card.

Finally it was onto Julie Ebersole’s video – and ‘abstract direct to paper’. Oh my goodness! This was so far out of my comfort zone…. I used inks from Simon Says Stamp and also Altenew. At first they were quite dark, but the inks dried back to lovely soft tones to give an amazing effect! I love this technique and can see myself using it on other cards. I added a Die-versions die to finish off my card.

So a great start to the class, looking forward to the rest of the week!

Thanks for stopping by!


One comment

  1. I love the rainbow dots on your birthday card. It’s so happy and cheerful just as a birthday card should be. So pretty! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥


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