Rainbow Maker – Day 2

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Yesterday was day two of the Rainbow Maker class over at Online Card Classes. The teachers for day two were Jennifer McGuire, Laura Bassen, and Carissa Wiley. Again, they presented awesome techniques for creative ways to incorporate rainbow stamping into your card projects.

For my homework card for day two, I decided to combine a couple of different tips/techniques I picked up during day two of class. One was presented by Laura and the other by Carissa. I won’t give away exactly what they were though. If you want to know, you’ll just have to take the class and see if you can figure it out. 😉

Mel's Card Corner | Rainbow Maker Class - Day 2

I created the background panel for my card by doing some repeat stamping using the double stitched line stamp from the Best in You stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs. To create my rainbow of colors, I used Catherine’s inks in It’s a Girl, Bellini, Tiara, Garden Party, Fiesta Blue, and Sweet Sixteen. To ensure even spacing of all the lines, I used the Mini MISTI for all the stamping.

Once I had my rainbow plaid completed, I trimmed the panel down to 4 x 5-1/4″. I adhered it to a white top-folding card base using tape runner.

Mel's Card Corner | Rainbow Maker Class - Day 2

For the sentiment, I used the Happy Happy Happy stamp set and coordinating dies from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the happy using It’s a Girl ink then cut it out using the coordinating die. While I was die cutting, I also cut out a stitched oval using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies from Stampin’ Up. I lined up where I wanted the happy die cut to fit, then stamped the sending and thoughts words onto the oval using Jet Black ink from Lawn Fawn. I then adhered the happy die cut to the oval using a bit of Multi Medium Matte.

The white oval was getting a bit lost against the plaid background, so I decided it needed a little something to help it pop. Using the It’s a Girl ink pad, I used a direct to paper inking technique to create a piece of coordinating card stock. Once the ink was dry, I cut out a scalloped oval using the Layering Oval Framelits Dies, also from Stampin’ Up, to mat the stitched oval. I then adhered the matted layers to the card using dimensionals and that completed my card.

Until next time …

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5 comments

  1. Maggie B says:

    Great job Mel! I’m taking the class too but haven’t had the time to sit and do my homework yet! Love this!! ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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