Hi, I have another rainbow card for you today showcasing the Rainbow Wishes stamp and die by Honey Bee Stamps. Currently, there is a 30% off sale on all Honey Bee products – I hope I inspire you on how to use this stamp set.
I also have a corresponding video tutorial showing the process of this card which you can watch here. But I wasn’t sure how to finish this card, so I left it on my desk for a few days while I thought about how to turn this into a finished card that is ready to send out.
How To Stamp Rainbows on Clouds
I tried this a few different ways to start. Diecutting the clouds, then adding the colour but I got a few of the rainbow colours in the wrong areas. But while I was doing this more difficult technique – I realised how cute would this look if the rainbows flowed from one cloud to another.
For this card, I stamped the rainbows on the card first at odd angles, then diecut the clouds from this. I try to make sure that the ends of the stamped rainbow won’t be on the diecut.
Colouring The Rainbows
The Catherine Pooler inks are a great alternative for colouring when you don’t feel like using markers. I started with the outside stripe and Flirty Fuschia ink, pushing on the lid of the closed ink pad to transfer some ink to the inside of the lid. Using the Zig Blender pen to move the colour without adding any blending or shading. The next colour is Something Borrowed, then Grass Skirt and Tiara. The final colours of the rainbow are Tutti Frutti and Rocking Red.
All these colours are from the Party collection of ink colours. I use the Catherine Pooler Designs ink all the time – hands down my favourite inks! Because I use these inks all the time, I have the full-sized ink pads but all these colours are also available as minis collections. All eight colours for the Life Of The Party and a collection of four colours for the Foundation.
The blender pen will pick up the colours and to stop any cross-contamination, I scribbled on the parts of the card that I will not use. Very careful not to scribble on any white areas of the clouds.
Ink Blended Background
My clouds needed a background instead of just a white card. I used the Something Borrowed ink colour with a Life Changing Blender Brush by Picket Fence Studios. Swirling the brush over the ink, then taking the brush to the card. I started with the brush off the card and slowly brought it onto the card. Luckily skies aren’t always clear blue, so I can have lighter areas and darker areas where more ink was on the brush.
Keeping The Clouds Together
I thought this design would look amazing if the clouds flowed from one clod to another. The placement of the clouds on the finished card is important to keep this looking correct. There is already tape on the back of this card to keep the clouds in place while I colour them. Placed more tape on the front of the card to keep everything in place, and removed the tape from the back of the card.
Adding foam tape to the clouds only, I took the blue ink blended piece and laid it over the clouds with the foam and pushed on all the foam to adhere the clouds. Then I removed the negative diecut piece, along with the diecut frames from the clouds. Next, I adhere this to a card base.
Popped Up Sentiment
The coordinating dies by Honey Bee Stamps contain dies for a few of the sentiments in the stamp set. I stamped “You’re a rainbow after the storm” and diecut this sentiment. Placing foam tape behind this where it does not overlap any clouds.
The process for this video, up to the sentiment and sequins is on YouTube and you can watch it here. As I said in the video, I wasn’t sure how to finish this card and left it on my desk for a few days while I considered how to finish the card.
Finishing The Card
The final touch is to add a lot of sparkly silver sequins. The sequins I used are from the Crater Lake sequin mix and I use a mix of sizes and flat sequins along with the cupped sequins. First, I place them on the background and move them around until I am happy with where they are. Then use a dot of Crystal Glaze to adhere them down. I’m not sure if I used too many sequins but the background is adequality filled but there is still some open space.
Want to find these products?
Rainbow Wishes Stamp and Die by Honey Bee Stamps
Flirty Fushcia ink pad & refill by Catherine Pooler Designs
Something Borrowed ink pad & refill by Catherine Pooler Designs
Grass Skirt ink pad & refill by Catherine Pooler Designs
Tiara ink pad & refill by Catherine Pooler Designs
Tutti Frutti ink pad & refill by Catherine Pooler Designs
Rocking Red ink pad & refill by Catherine Pooler Designs
Mini Life Of The Party ink collection by Catherine Pooler Designs
Mini Foundation ink collection by Catherine Pooler Designs
Midnight ink pad & refill by Catherine Pooler Designs
Mini Midnight ink pad by Catherine Pooler Designs
Crater Lake Sequins by Catherine Pooler Designs
Life Changing Blender Brush by Picket Fence Studios
Bristol Card by Strathmore
Blender Pen by Zig
Stamp Scrubber by Picket Fence Studios
Foam Tape by 3M