Card Spotlight: Rainbow Burst Thank You

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome back! I hope all of you are doing well and are crafting to your hearts content 😊 Today I want to share a thank you card I made for a recent card set order. From the title you can guess that it will involve a rainbow of some sort because, come on, you know I love rainbows! I will do my best to link to as many of the products I can, all provided to help you find the products easier if you want to check them out. The links are not affiliate links, just so you are aware. Now, I’m way to excited, let me show you the card!

Rainbow is my favorite color combination, hah! So I made this card doing just that! I started by cutting down a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock to be A2 size. I love using Bristol Smooth paper for ink blending. The extra smooth surface makes applying and blending colors a breeze. I also find my colors to be more vibrant when I use this paper. I then pulled out my Pinkfresh Studios Layered Sunburst layering stencil set. There are three different stencils in the set. The first stencil you use has the most open space and then the second one has less open space and the third one has less than the second. I love how this stencil set helps you line up your cardstock with a little corner symbol that you can line your cardstock up with so you can line each stencil up the same way on the card, you’re not left trying to guess as to which way the subsequent stencils should go. For this card I used my Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the first two layers. The first layer was the lighter of the two colors I chose. For example for the pink area I started with Spun Sugar and then the second stencil layer was the darker color for which I used Picked Raspberry in the pink section. For the reds I used Abandoned Coral first and then Barn Door, for the oranges I used the Catherine Pooler Tiki Torch dye ink first and then Spiced Marmalade, the yellows I used were Scattered Straw and then Mustard Seed, the greens were Mowed Lawn and then Rustic Wilderness, the blues I used were Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon, and finally for the purples I used Shaded Lilac and lastly Wilted Violet. I don’t own all of the Distress Ink colors which is why I had to use the Catherine Pooler ink as the lighter orange. I love Catherine Pooler inks, though. If you are looking for some new colored inks I would definitely suggest taking a look at her inks. I used my Ranger Mini Ink Blending tool as well as the Pink & Main ergonomic mini blending brush. I am still getting used to blending with brushes but these brushes really make it easier and much more comfortable for my hands. For the third layered stencil of the set I actually used Nuvo Glimmer Paste in ‘Moonstone’ which is a clear iridescent glitter. I then set that aside to dry. Since I did a thin layer and had a heater going, it dried pretty quickly. While I waited, however, I die cut the outside sentiment. I used the CZ Design ‘Thanks’ wafer die, which has the word and the shadow. I cut the word ‘Thanks’ from a scrap piece of Simon Says Stamp white glitter cardstock and the shadow was cut from a piece of Simon Says Stamp holographic cardstock. I glued the word to the shadow using my Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive, which is my go to for any fine detail or embellishment that I have to glue down. Then, to glue the word and shadow to the card front I used the Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue because I know that it holds well to glitter. I then used the Craft Tacky Glue again to adhere the card front to my side folding, A2 white card base. This gave me a few seconds of play time to make sure it was lined up perfectly. For the inside sentiment I used a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp ‘Thankful Flowers’ stamp set. I stamped the sentiment using a darker red Gina K ink cube I had received in a card kit. That’s it!

I really hope you enjoyed today’s card, I had so much fun making this one- I definitely want to make more of these! I would love to know what else you would like to see me post and film, please leave some suggestions in the comments down below 😊 Thank you so much for stopping by today, whether your brand new or you’ve come back for me- your support truly means the world to me. I hope you will have a great week and will join me next week for another post! Until next time, keep creating! XO Emma


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