Hi, it’s Jeni with some Thanks cards to send out to key workers. Today I used the Over The Rainbow die by Catherine Pooler Designs along with the Fresh & Fruity patterned papers. There is no stamping on these cards, which is unusual for me. I will add links to the products at the bottom of this post. There is a video tutorial for this post too, which you can watch HERE.
Making The Rainbow
There are eight different designs (three sheets of each pattern) that coordinate with the fruity stamps and die in the Forever 13 release. I picked four sheets of patterned paper, die cut the Over The Rainbow once from each sheet, and kept them in groups on my desk.
I rearranged them to get different patterns for each part (some rainbows have two of the same pattern). This can help to make sure that you don’t get two stripes of the rainbow in the same pattern next to each other. Placing a scrap of card behind the negative piece from one rainbow, added some tape adhesive to the white card and popped in each patterned piece of paper. Using the negative piece gives you a guide for placing the clouds in the correct area.
When all the four rainbows were finished, I trimmed off the excess card with mini scissors. Cutting underneath the rainbow patterned paper. It doesn’t matter if this is neat – it won’t be seen. By having the card behind the rainbows, I can move the rainbows around on my card base, and get them placed where I would like them.
Colouring The Thanks
From Bristol smooth card, I diecut the Thanks word die* four times. I placed my nonslip media mat over my craft mat and picked some colours that will coordinate with the Fresh & Fruity patterned paper (they are mentioned on the front sheet from the paper pack). I chose Garden Party from the Spring Fling Collection, Mardi Gras and Be Mine from the Carnival Collection and Tiki Torch from Life Of The Party.
Taking each ink pad, I smooshed the colour down on my media mat and spritzed with water. Pushing each word into the colour and moving the die cuts around in the ink colour to make sure each part of the word was coloured. I left these to dry and wiped clean my media mat.
Finishing The Cards
These won’t be heavy cards, so I am able to adhere, with tape adhesive, the diecuts directly to a prescored card base. I decided where to place the rainbows on the cards – I want each to look different – and picked the Thanks die that looked best with the colours.
Some rainbows over hang the edges of the card, I just trimmed off the excess. To adhere the Thanks die I just Nuvo Crystal Glaze as my liquid adhesive. I placed these cards under an acrylic block until the liquid adhesive had dried.
What do you think of these non-traditional coloured rainbows? I hope they brighten someone day. Don’t forget to watch the video tutorial for more details and to see the process. Share your rainbow cards with us over at the Facebook Group.
PRODUCTS USED ON THESE CARDS
Catherine Pooler Designs
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
*Catherine kindly sent this word die to me for free so I could make a lot of thank you cards. I was using the Kind Of Wonderful stamp set and fussy cutting the Kind stamped word (you can see those cards HERE), but this word die will make making Thank You cards much easier and quicker.