Rainbow Maker – Day 1

Mel's Card Corner | Rainbow Maker Class - Day 1

The new Rainbow Maker card class kicked off today over at Online Card Classes. If you know me, you know I absolutely love rainbow cards, so I’ve been so excited for this class to start.

The first class was all about rainbow inking. There were instructional videos today from Kristina Werner, Laura Bassen (the Queen of Rainbow Cards), and Julie Ebersole. They all presented amazing techniques, but I decided to use one presented by Kristina for my homework card.

Mel's Card Corner | Rainbow Maker Class - Day 1

I created an ink blended rainbow background using inks from Catherine Pooler Designs blended on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I find the smooth surface of the Bristol cardstock really makes ink blending so much easier. Starting front the upper right corner and working clockwise, the colors I used are Rockin’ Red, Tiki Torch, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed, and Flirty Fuchsia.

Once I had all the blending completed, I cut the panel die using a scalloped rectangle. The die I used is from the Birthday Journal Card Die set from SugarPea Designs. I also used the coordinating stitched rectangle from the same die set to cut a piece of white card stock for my focal image.

Mel's Card Corner | Rainbow Maker Class - Day 1

Since I had so much gorgeous color happening with the rainbow background, I decided to stick with all black for my focal panel and sentiment. I used one of the adorable silhouette ballerinas from the new Tutu stamp set from CAS-ual Friday Stamps. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I stamped both of them using Midnight Ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. Since I was stamping a mostly silhouette image, I used the Mini Misti so I could double stamp to ensure a nice crisp image.

To assemble the card, I created a top-folding card base from white cardstock. I adhered the stamped focal panel to the rainbow panel using tape runner. I then adhered the combined layers to the card base using foam tape and that completed the card.

Until next time …

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  1. quietgirl says:

    Very cute rainbow card! I especially like the stamp you chose. Thanks for your kind comments as well! so kind of you.

  2. Maggie B says:

    Love it Mel!! I was excited for this class too and made a thank you card for my homework. Off to watch today’s lessons! (It wouldn’t have been a proper rainbow class without Laura Bassen!!) ~HUGS~

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