I am back sharing with you my latest papercraft project for our worldwide connection to creativity. A group of Stampin’ Up! friends from across the globe are sharing their creative connection with you and this time we are all sharing a rainbow for you!
Well I could not stop at just one so have 3 projects to share with you today!
Our theme is very apt whilst we are all fighting this global pandemic and there is nothing that signifies hope more than a rainbow so I hope you will enjoy our inspiration tour sharing rainbows and hope from across the globe.
My first card was actually the last one I created. I used the Detailed Hearts Dies from Stampin’ Up! to create a background which resulted in these extra heart die cut pieces and I simply had to do something with them. So I decided to stick them to a rectangle which nests inside the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
It was very easy to create my rainbow using watercolour paper, an aquapainter and 7 ink pads.
Here is how to create your own rainbow watercolour background
- Cut your Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper slightly larger than the Detailed Hearts Dies
- Brush water all over the front of the watercolour paper using an aqua painter.
- Paint a stripe of colour using the aqua painter and one of the 7 ink pads listed below. You can squeeze the ink pad (whilst closed) to get an ink deposit in the inside of the lid or simply dab your aqua painter into the ink pad itself to get a more intense colour.
- Colour stripes of colour using the 7 colours of the rainbow in equal widths to cover the entire piece of watercolour paper.
- You can add more water to make the colours blend or add more ink to make the colour more intense if required.
- Dry with a heat tool or naturally then die cut the detailed hearts die. Ensure the watercolour paper is completely dry before die cutting otherwise you may tear the paper.
Below are the ink pads I used –
- Real Red
- Pumpkin Pie
- Daffodil Delight
- Granny Apple Green
- Pacific Point
- Blueberry Bushel
- Gorgeous Grape
The hearts I used on the card above popped out of the Detailed Hearts Die. This a wonderful die for creating hearts for confetti, shaker cards and so much more.
Which brings me along to our next card using the Detailed Hearts Die as a background.
I simply layered the heart die cut over a basic black banner with a greeting from the Heartfelt stamp set from the mini catalogue on page 10. It was a little tricky to stick the diet down but I added tombow adhesive to all the fun hearts and then along the edges of the hearts with the outline.
Finally I created a small watercolored rainbow on another piece of watercolour paper which was wide enough to cut the forever word from the Sweet Silhouettes Die set.
I think this one is my favourite. I love how subtle the rainbow effect is on the ‘forever’ die cut. I paired it with a sentiment from the Well Said stamp set.
Me and hubby and are isolated together and I thought he would like a little something to remind him how much I love and appreciate him.
I created a white card base and embossed it with the Scripty 3D Embossing folder which gives a beautiful subtle text background, like the words of a love letter. I heat embossed the greeting in white embossing powder onto Night of Navy Cardstock.
Which one is your favourite? Once I started creating I could not stop 🙂 I hope my rainbow creations helped to raise a smile and brighten your day.
It is time to go and visit my friends from across the globe and see what they have created using the ‘A rainbow for you’ theme. Next up is Claire, click the link below to go to her blog.
Just in case you lose your way, the list of participants is shared below, click any of the names to see what they made.
Jennifer Pauli – Germany
Janneke Dijkstra – de Jong – Netherlands
Michelle Last – UK < You are here
Claire Daly – Australia
Dawn Olchefske – USA
Barbara Meyer – Austria
Kristine McNickle – New Zealand
Jenn Tinline – Canada
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy this fortnightly feature and enjoy seeing creativity from across the globe.
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