Rainbow Maker – Day 6

I’m back with my final card for the Rainbow Maker class at Online Card Classes. Yes, I know it’s launch day for the new Stamp of Approval collection. Don’t worry, I’ll be back later for another card for that when we hit the “official” launch time at 6pm ET when they become available to the public in Catherine’s store, assuming it hasn’t sold out already to the wait list!

Mel's Card Corner | Rainbow Maker Class - Day 6

Anyone who knows me knows my addiction to love of coffee. So, for today’s card, I used a technique presented by Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker. I created a fun Copic rainbow inside this stamped coffee cup image from the Merry Cafe stamp set (coming in the holiday catalog on Sept. 1) and the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (available now) from Stampin’ Up.

Since the cup was kind of tall, I added in a couple of extra colors beyond the normal seven to extend my rainbow enough to fill the cup. I used the bright color at both the bottom and top of the cup to kind of tie everything together. Once I had the coloring done, I added a couple of generous coats of clear Sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir over the cup. What’s better than a rainbow cup? A sparkly rainbow cup, naturally!

Mel's Card Corner | Rainbow Maker Class - Day 6

For the background panel, I used some kraft card stock and did some ink blending over the entire piece using Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I added some coffee rings and beans over the panel using images from the Caffeine Addict stamp set from SugarPea Designs and Icing on the Cake ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. I wanted the heart swirl to stand out a bit more, so I stamped it in Early Espresso ink from Stampin’ Up.

To assemble the card, I adhered the kraft panel to a white top-folding card base using tape runner. I adhered the cup to the card using some Thin 3-D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. On a scrap piece of white card stock, I stamped a sentiment from the Color Me Happy stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps using the Icing on the Cake ink. I trimmed the sentiment down then used my scissors to add a fish tail banner on the left edge. I adhered it to the card using my tape runner and that completed the card.

Until next time …

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  1. Maggie B says:

    WOWZERS Mel!!! This card is awesome and I totally love the contrast of the cup with the Kraft background. Thanks for sharing. (I’m bad…none of my cards have been uploaded!)

    • Melissa says:

      Thanks, Maggie! You should hurry and get them uploaded before the class ends on Friday and the gallery closes. I would love to see your cards over there. 🙂

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