Rainbow Maker – Day 5

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I’m back today with my day five homework card for the Rainbow Maker card class at Online Card Classes. The lessons for day five were presented by Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Laura Bassen. For my homework card, I decided to go with one of the techniques presented by Jennifer.

Mel's Card Corner | Rainbow Maker Class - Day 5

For the background panel on this card, I started by creating the ink blended background. I used inks from Catherine Pooler Designs on some Bristol Smooth card stock. The colors I used (top to bottom) are Flirty Fuchsia, Fiesta Blue, Lime Rickey, Tiara, Orange Twist, and Rockin’ Red.

After the ink blended panel was dry, I added some Sugar Glitter Paste from Bo Bunny over the entire panel through a stencil. I used the Diamond Circles stencil from Simon Says Stamp for this step. Once the glitter paste was dry, I adhered the panel to a top-folding white card base using some Scor-Tape to ensure it stayed firmly adhered.

Mel's Card Corner | Rainbow Maker Class - Day 5

As you all know, I’m basically a CAS (clean and simple) card maker at heart. Since there was so much color and shimmer going on with the background panel, I decided to keep the sentiment nice and simple in keeping with my CAS style. I used the Painted Happy Birthday die from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut it three times then adhered the pieces together to give the sentiment a bit of dimension. Even though the card was already super shimmery, I couldn’t resist adding just a bit more. I added a couple of coats of clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir over the sentiment die cuts.

As a reminder, please be sure to stop in tomorrow for the kickoff of our big Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval Blog Hop. It will be the first of three days of blog hops leading up to the release of the new collection on Wednesday. After the launch, I’ll be back with my day six card for the Rainbow Maker class.

Until next time …

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  1. Maggie B says:

    Beautifully done, Mel!! I don’t have a blog so am still trying to figure out how to upload my HW from class. I’m having a blast too!! ~HUGS~

    • Melissa says:

      Thanks, Maggie! If you post your homework cards to your Instagram account, you should be able to link to them from there. I think Kristina has a post in the forums about how to do it.

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