I have enjoyed seeing fabulous examples (check out the thumbnails) of using this Rainbow Card die from Simon Says Stamp. I wanted to take the die and give it my muted-watercolour spin. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
- Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Card dies
- Daniel Smith watercolours
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Paint four pieces of watercolour card in your chosen colour palette. I used Daniel Smith paints – Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre for two and then mixed a little white gouache to get the dusky pale blue and pink. Leave to dry.
- Cut a fifth piece of watercolour card. Die-cut all five pieces with the Rainbow Card die.
- Use the die as a guide, jigsaw five stripes of the rainbow – orange, blue, white, pink and yellow. Add foam adhesive to the back to keep the stripes together.
- Paint yellow stripes on the white stripe of the rainbow. Use a fine white Posca pen to add details to the orange, pink and yellow stripes.
- Die-cut the sun and heart from left-over painted watercolour paper and another set of white clouds. Rub with Ranger Multi-Medium Matte and dunk into Tim Holtz Rock Candy glitter.
- Take a piece of left-over orange watercoloured card and stamp a sentiment from the Hello Sunshine set in clear embossing ink and white heat emboss. Trim to a skinny banner.
- Stamp a piece of Neenah Desert Storm card with the Thank You Text background stamp in Versamark ink. Trim to fit an A2 card and add to a card base cut and scored from Ivory card.
- Add the glittery clouds with foam adhesive. Add the rainbow to the kraft panel with foam adhesive. Tuck the sunshine ray behind. Add the heart and sentiment again with foam adhesive.
- Accent with Eggshell Pearls kept in place with Gina K Connect Glue.
The takeaways from this card for me are the colours and my favourite Rock Candy glitter. If you’ve been around here for a while, you probably know that I’m not drawn to bright rainbow colours, although I love to see them when other people use them. I’m personally drawn to a more muted palette, and this combo of burnt orange, yellow ochre, blue and pink sit well with me. Then there’s the glitter. I’ve had a big tub of Rock Candy glitter for a long time, and it is still my go-to. The sugary crystals add just the right amount of glittery goodness but don’t take away from the colours underneath.
I don’t often create cards like this, but I looked through my photos and found this card. I used the same idea of painting die-cut Eucalyptus Leaves dies and covering them in Rock Candy glitter and along with the tone-on-tone stamped kraft background. I do like adding a little subtle stamping or stencilling to the background if it seems a bit plain without. You can find the original post here.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D