Hi it’s Janet, the theme we had for May was to make some rainbow coloured cards. I love making rainbow cards so I really enjoyed making these cards using Concord & 9th stamps and Paper Smooches Die and Catherine Pooler Inks. I love these inks! They are so easy to get a great impression everytime! There is a corresponding video to go along with this blog post. You can view it by clicking HERE. Don’t forget to click on the subscribe and bell button on YouTube so you are notified when myself or Jeni post a new video tutorial. All the supplies I used to make these two cards are listed at the bottom with links to the shop.
Using a piece of A2 Neenah cardstock I used my T ruler to draw a feint line to help me stamp my triangle image in a straight line across the panel. The stamp set I used was Birthday Stacks by Concord & 9th. Just by using one of the small solid ‘filler’ stamps I was able to create my own background pattern with my favourite Catherine Pooler Designs inks.
I stamped the triangle running at an angle across the panel in rainbow order, starting at the line I drew with Bellini ink, the next colour was It’s a Girl ink, which after turning the image on the acrylic block I stamped this so the straight bottom of the triangle sits on the Bellini. I then stamped with the image with Garden Party ink so the points of the triangle touch the previous colour, and so on until the panel is completely covered. My stamped image was not perfectly straight, but it didn’t bother me as it adds to the ambiance of the design.
I adhered this to a Bazzill card base using my Stix2 tape runner. I die cut the sentiment ‘hello’ using the Hello Die by Paper Smooches three times from black card stock and adhered them together with liquid glue to make an embellishment, and adhered this stacked sentiment to the card front following the angle of my stamping.
On a piece of A2 Neenah cardstock and the triangle banner stamp from Concord &9th and the same Catherine Pooler Designs inks, I stamped the banners running across the panel. Starting at the bottom with Pixie Dust ink, turning the block around and using It’s a Boy ink and placing the banner flag inside the stamped image making sure the pattern of the flags are different in each line. I continue stamping up the card this way using the same colours as my first card. Turning the acrylic block around and moving the stamp along making sure there are different patterns below, until the panel is complete.
I adhered this to a Bazzill Marshmallow card base using my Stix2 tape runner. I die cut the sentiment ‘hello’ using the Hello Die by Paper Smooches three times in black card stock and adhered them together with liquid glue to make an embellishment. The Paper Smooches Hello word die contains 5 different styles of the word ‘hello’
What do you think of these cards? What colours would you have chosen? Leave me a comment here on the blog and on the tutorial video. Don’t forget to check out the video tutorial on YouTube (click HERE) and you can find all the products I used linked to the shop just below.
WANT TO FIND THESE PRODUCTS:
Concord and 9th – Birthday Stacks
Paper Smooches Hello
Catherine Pooler Designs – Spring Fling
Bellini, It’s A Girl, Melon Ice, Garden Party, It’s A Boy, Pixie Dust
Neenah Solar White
Bazzill Licorice Twist Black
ADHESIVE & TOOLS
Stix 2 Tape Runner & Refill
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Quilled Precision Tip Glue Bottle
Ranger Fine Tip Applicator
Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block
Cuttlebug Diecutting Machine & C Adapter Plate
Fiskars A4 Trimmer