I thought it would be fun to make some cards with a rainbow look to them. So I started with watercolor paper by Tim Holtz that was 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp within the Stamp Perfect. I’m sorry there is so much stamping at the beginning of the video as I thought Rich would cut it out, but unfortunately, didn’t..
The stamps set was from the Stamps of Life called Crazy4Daisies. One sentiment came from a Stampin’ Up set called Sassy Salutations (that is now retired.) I stamped the sentiment twice and then used Ranger clear embossing powder and heat set it.
I thought I would explain the rainbow as artists discuss it. They use the acryonym ROYGBIV for the order the colors exist in the rainbow. R=Red, O=Orange, Y=Yellow, G=Green, B= Blue, I=Indigo and V=Violet.
I used watercolor paints on one card and used water to wet the whole background then used lighter blue and a lighter green to make a light wash of background and then let it dry. I colored the floral images with the rainbow of colors (in rainbow order) using my Koi watercolor paints then stamped the little black circles from the same stamp set and put a sequin in the center of each circle. I trimmed the front of the card to 5 1/4″ x 4 and put an orange layer that was 5 3/8 x 4 1/8″ then laid them on a purple card base that was 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ .
I made a second card using watercolor pencils that were primarily Prismacolors, Karan d’Ache and Derwent Inktense Hot Red. I used a Stampin’ Up blender pen to wet my watercolor pencils.
The little circle stamps were in the same stamp set and I used in Versafine Onyx black and stamped them and colored them in on one card and just left the black circles on the second card. In both cases, I did add a sequin in the center of each circle.
I used 1″ chip brushes from Harbor Freight Liquidators and bought a set of 36 for $8 (with a coupon) and then trimmed the top 1/2″ off to make the brushes work more effectively. I used Color Box Lemon Drop ink with the brush on the background of one card with the colored circles and trimmed it to 5 1/4″ x 4″ then put it on a red background that was 5 3/8 x 4 1/8. I put foam tape on the back of it and laid it on a white card stock that was 8 1/2 x 5 1/2″ and scored on the 8 1/2″ length at 4 1/4.
DeAnne, one of my viewers, recommended I buy Wikki Stix, and somehow my explanation of the name of the rubber pieces got deleted from the video. I took two of them and twisted them together and doubled them in half then used them to pick up and drop sequins. It worked really well and I recommend this tip. Thanks DeAnne, for the tip!
The last card I described, I said I used Copics, but I meant Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and the brushes to make an interesting background and used a clear light green ribbon and tied a bow on the front putting my 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece on a white background that was 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″.