The teachers for day four were Kristina Werner, Laura Bassen, and Debby Hughes. Once again, they presented a wide variety of techniques. It was difficult to choose just one. In fact, I couldn’t. LOL I ended up making two homework cards for day four
For the first card, I used an ink smooshing technique presented by Laura using inks from Catherine Pooler Designs. I used Rockin’ Red, Orange Twist, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Fiesta Blue, and Pixie Dust. I did two layers each of the darker colors and three layers each of the lighter colors which helped me achieve lots of nice texture and nice intensity of all the colors.
Once the watercolor panel was dry, I cut it out using one of the scalloped rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn then adhered it to a top-folding white card base. For the sentiment, I used the Scripty Hello word die, also from Lawn Fawn. I adhered some black card stock to some fun foam then ran it through my Big Shot then adhered it to the card. To finish everything off, I spritzed the entire card front with a bit of Sparkle Shimmer Spritz from Tsukineko.
For the second card, I used another watercolor technique presented by Laura. Once again, I used inks from Catherine Pooler Designs to create my rainbow. I used Flirty Fuchsia, Something Borrowed, Lime Rickey, Tiara, Orange Twist, and Rockin’ Red. After I had the panel done, I decided it would be awesome to use for a word die rather than as a background. I used a word die from Winnie & Walter to cut out this colorful hello.
Since my hello was the rainbow on this card, I thought it would be fun to create a sky background. I used both cloud stencils available from My Favorite Things to create my ink blended sky using It’s a Boy and Fiesta Blue inks from Catherine Pooler. I adhered everything together then spritzed the whole card front with a bit of Perfect Pearls spray I created in a Mini Mister. I wish I had stuck with the Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz instead because it puts out a much finer mist. It still looks OK, but just isn’t as subtle as the fine mist of the Shimmer Spritz.
I really hope you’ve been enjoying all these rainbow cards. I’ll have one more to share tomorrow for day five of the class, but then I’ll be taking a few days off from posting my rainbow card homework. We’ll be kicking off the pre-release design team blog hop on Sunday (Aug 13) for the upcoming Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval collection from Catherine Pooler Designs. This new collection is amazing! It will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, Aug. 17, so you might want to sign up for the wait list now, if you haven’t already, so you can be the first to know when it’s available!
Until next time …