Hello and thanks for stopping by today! My oldest son is six years old. For him, this is a magical age when unicorns are real, french fries are the best food on the planet and he looks for rainbows everywhere. When visiting inside my studio to check on Mama’s latest project, he is astute to point out there is not a rainbow on my project. I’ve made him loads of unicorn cards lately but not nearly enough rainbows. Rainbow colored unicorns, yes, but now he is looking toward more rainbows. As a parent, I hope these days last forever, with the memories of dreamy things being real. At least for today, I can make him a rainbow card 🙂
I’ll Paint you a Rainbow card
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measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Watercolor Paper panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
scraps of Whisper White, Vellum & Smoky Slate for stamped image and sentiment
Heart Happiness stamp set
Simple little bubbles that form hearts. Goodness but they are nice! I love that Heart Happiness stamp set is packed with a variety of heart images to choose from. The open and airy quality of this stamp inspired the application of a watercolor rainbow. Adding fluid to the white embossed image worked well because the color can settle inside each tiny bubble to complete the flow of color in and around the stamp. There’s not really a solid barrier to break up the design and that’s a great fit to help the eye continue through the design. The tiny bubbles remind me of little clouds too!
The sentiment is from the January Paper Pumpkin kit. One of the best stamp sets from the kits I have worked with, hands down.
Emboss Resist Watercolor Technique
wet on wet technique
Have you watched 1000 rainbows painted over the last few years in cardmaking videos? I admit that I sometimes tire of seeing rainbows made for so many projects but I can say this much… I don’t tire of creating rainbows. This must surely be the reason we all keep making them. And children love them. Hands down, a rainbow will bring joy to a child.
One easy way to feature a stamped image in amidst watercolor elements is to create it in the emboss resist technique. Using VersaMark ink, stamp the image to the paper and sprinkle on embossing powder. Heat set the powder so that it melts into a solid line. It’s really that easy and makes a nice addition in both design and texture. Water passes over the plastic lines and settles to either side of the image, coloring the paper but not the stamped image.
I created the rainbow by first adding water to the paper directly over the embossed heart image. Beginning from the top, I added small amounts of red ink, then leaving a space for blending, added yellow. These two colors mixed together to form a pretty orange. Progressing in this way down the paper, rainbow magic happens.
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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