Rainbow Stripes & Dots

Another card for Day 3 and 4 of the Rainbow Maker Class at OnlineCardClasses.com.  This card combines the rainbow die cutting with rainbow stamping.


Supplies Used:

  • Concord & 9th Hugs & Cuddles Stamp Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Flowers
  • Ali Express Narrow Rectangle Nested Dies
  • Close to My Heart Pigment Inks
  • Versa Magic Dew Drops (Aloe Vera, Sea Breeze, Spring Pansy, Pixie Dust, Galaxy Gold)
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops
  • Teal Glitter Card Stock
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Glossy Accents



Fancy Cupcake

Another card for Day 5 of the Rainbow Maker Class at OnlineCardClasses.com.  I couldn’t wait to try the BoBunny Glitter Paste.  I had a blue and a white.  I was so happy that I purchased the white glitter paste because I was able to mix Distress ink with the glitter paste to make glitter paste in all the colors of the rainbow.

I made the mistake of using a piece of cardstock for this technique.  The glitter paper was very wet and the card stock warped which pushed the stencil up.  So, the piece was a little messed up because the paste went under the stencil in some places.  However, I decided to try to use it anyway for a background as I could cover up the bad spots.

I cut out a cupcake using a Cup Cake builder die with some green, pink and orange satin board.

I stamped out a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Happy & Smile stamp set with some Versa Mark ink.  I then embossed the sentiment with some Stampin’ Up black embossing powder.

I cut out several square using the Tattered Lace small ruffled squares set.  I put together the cupcake and then popped it up with some foam tape to the smallest square.

The finishing touches for this card were to cover the cup cake icing and the cherry with some Glossy Accents and then to use Nuvo Crystal drops to create sprinkles on top in many colors.


Supplies Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Happy & Smile Stamp Set
  • Ali Express Cup Cake Builder Die Set
  • Tattered Lace Small Ruffled Squares Die Set
  • BoBunny Glitter Paste
  • Distress Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey)
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops
  • Create and Craft Satin Board
  • Sliver Glitter Paper
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Stampin’ Up Silver Embossing Powder
  • Glossy Accents



Out of this World

On Day 5 of the Rainbow Maker Class at OnlineCardClasses.com, the lessons were about stencils and pastes.   The technique that I tried out for this card was applying texture paste on top of a ink blended rainbow background.

On an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock, I used a makeup brush to blend on some distress inks.  There are more inks shown in the picture below but I ended up just cutting this up into smaller pieces and making 4 different cards.


I used distress inks in 9 out of this world colors (Seedless Preserves, Salty Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral) and blended them onto a piece of 8 1/2″ by 11″ white cardstock using a make-up brush.   The piece I used for this card ended up without any of the spiced marmalade, barn door, or picked raspberry.

I love working with distress inks and using the makeup brush instead of the blending tool or sponge gives the background a soft look.

Next, I took a star studded stencil and set that on top of the rainbow background.  Then, using some silver embossing paste, I applied it on top of the stencil.  This technique left silver stars all over my background.  I love using stencils and texture paste … my favorite part is when you lift off the stencil to reveal the design.  Super fun!!!

I stamped out some images from the Monster Birthday stamp set with Versa Fine black ink.  I then colored the monsters using copic markers.

I cut out a circle using the stitched circles die and then added a sentiment from the Monsters stamp set using some Versa Mark ink.  I embossed the sentiment with some Silver embossing powder from Stampin’ Up.  Next, I added the black circle to the card base, added the monsters above the sentiment.

I cut out some stars using some silver card stock and a die set from AliExpress and then sprinkled stars all over the background.

Finishing touch was to add some Nuvo crystal drops in white and black to create googly eyes for my monsters.

Supplies Used:

  • AliExpress Monster Birthday Stamp Set
  • AliExpress Star Collection Dies
  • AliExpress Stitched Circle Dies
  • Distress Inks (Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber)
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops (Black and White)
  • Silver Foil Card Stock
  • BS-MALL(TM) Makeup Brushes Premium Makeup Brush Set Synthetic Kabuki Cosmetics Foundation Blending
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Versa Fine Black Ink
  • Stampin’ Up Silver Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers



Rainbow Smooshing

It’s Day 4 of the Rainbow Maker Class at OnlineCardClasses.com.  The lessons today were all about watercolor rainbows.  The technique that I tried out for this card was ink smooshing on watercolor paper using a piece of acetate.  I’ve done some smooshing techniques before just using my craft mat and smooshing paper into ink but this was my first time smooshing with acetate.

I used distress inks in 5 luscious colors (Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio).  I started with the Picked Raspberry and I was planning to go around the page in a rainbow pattern, but I accidentally added yellow next to the pink (***SIGH*** … I guess I wasn’t paying close enough attention and picked up the wrong ink).  But I think you can always try to work around any mistakes, so I decided to add the Abandoned Coral on the other side of the pink.

I love working with watercolor and it’s so awesome when you see the results.  No two are ever the same.  You always get something different every time.

The middle of this watercolor piece got a little muddy but since this is a background, it’s easy enough to cover up areas and showcase the parts of the watercolor that you like.

Because I decided to cover up the middle of my background piece, I cut out a scalloped circle using some white cardstock.  I also stamped and cut out two of the dogs from the Terrific Terriors stamp set.  I colored the dogs with copic markers in grays and browns.  I stamped the sentiment “I ruff You” from Lawn Fawn’s Dog Park stamp set onto the scalloped circle and then added the two dogs.

I used some foam tape to pop up the watercolor background onto a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card base.  I also popped up the scalloped circle and the two dogs with some foam tape.  The finishing touch for this card was to add some Nuvo Crystal Drops in black to the eyes and noses of the dogs.

The Terrific Terrier stamps are sooooo stinkin’ cute and just makes me smile every time I see them.  But then maybe I’m biased, because they look like my beautiful girls (Bella & LilyBelle).

Supplies Used:

  • Lawn Fawn Dog Park Stamp Set
  • Newton’s Nook Terrific Terriers
  • Gina K Designs Scallop Circle Dies
  • Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral)
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops (Black)
  • Acetate
  • Tim Holtz Mini Spritzer
  • Tim Holtz Sprayer



Rainbow Hello

IMG_4470.JPGIt’s Day 3 of the Rainbow Maker Class at OnlineCardClasses.com.  The lessons today were all about die cutting rainbows.  The technique that I tried out for this card was to cut thin strips of paper to create a custom rainbow patterned paper.

This was a super fun technique and you can use up your scraps and make some really cool paper.  I cut thin strips of paper in various sizes.  I decided to use patterned paper rather than just plain cardstock to add interest to the paper I was creating.

I cut a piece of some double sided adhesive to about 5″ x 3 1/4″ and then applied it to some white cardstock.  After taking off the release paper to reveal the sticky side, I started laying down strips of paper in a rainbow order, alternating the width of the strips until the adhesive was totally covered.

Next step was to use a really pretty background die that had florals and a large butterfly to cut out a die cut using white card stock.  My plan was to put the rainbow paper behind this delicate lacy looking background.

I cut out a butterfly shadow from some blue patterned paper and also cut out a butterfly overlay in white cardstock.  I decided I didn’t like the blue butterfly and decided I needed more rainbow on my card, so I cut out another butterfly, this time with a white shadow and the butterfly overlay in some more of my rainbow paper.

I also decided to try cutting out the Hello sentiment from the rainbow paper.  It was so cool to see the different effects in the die cuts depending on where the die was placed on the rainbow paper.

I created a custom card base (4 1/4″ x 7″) using some Hammered White Cardstock and popped up the Butterfly Floral Background using some foam tape.

For the sentiment, I cut out 3 more “Hello” die cuts using some of the Hammered White cardstock.  I layered the 3 white die cuts and then put the rainbow Hello on top creating extra dimension.

Supplies Used:

  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Les Papillions Dies
  • AliExpress Sentiments (With Love, Congratulations, Hello, Thank You)
  • AliExpress Butterfly Floral Background Die
  • Create And Craft Hammered White Card 300GSM
  • Patterned Paper (Stampin’ Up, Crate Paper, Echo Park, Doodlebug Designs)
  • Elizabeth Craft Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets



Rainbow Hugs & Kisses

It’s Day 2 of the Rainbow Maker Class at OnlineCardClasses.com.  The technique that I tried out for this card was to make a plaid paper.  I struggled quite a bit with this technique since the only stamp set that I had was the Stripe Builder stamp set from Concord & 9th and the thicker stripes are one big stamp.  It was difficult to just ink up one of the stripes because my stamp pads were large, so I ended up having to apply the ink to 3 of the stripes and then remove the ink from the places where I didn’t want it to go.  This stamp was also prone to stick and pull up the paper even though I had magnets holding down my paper in the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform.

I used the large “Hugs” stamp from the Concord & 9th stamp set and embossed with Ranger black embossing ink.  I then stamped the “& KISSES” under the hugs with some Versa Fine black ink.

IMG_4410I originally was going to use a larger piece of the plaid paper that I created, but after embossing the large “Hugs” sentiment onto the plaid piece it didn’t look right to me.  So, I ended up using a Stitched Postage Rectangle die to cut out a smaller piece of the plaid to fit onto an A2 size card.

I cut out a square piece from the 2nd largest die in the Lacy Squares Nested die set using a piece of paper from the Pebbles Garden Party paper pad and then layered it under the plaid piece.  The plaid piece was popped up on some foam tape.

Using part of the left over plaid paper, I cut out some stitched hearts and stack one on top of another to add dimension. For a final touch, I added some glossy accents on top of the small plaid heart.


Supplies Used:

  • Concord & 9th Stripes Builder Stamp Set
  • Concord & 9th Cuddles & Hugs Stamp Set
  • Gina K Designs Nested Scalloped Circles
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • AliExpress Stitched Postage Rectangle Dies
  • AliExpress Lacy Squares Dies
  • Pebbles Garden Party 6×6 Paper Pad
  • Stampin’ Up Inks (Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay)
  • Versa Fine Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Black Embossing Powder


Rainbow Pawsome

This is my second card for the Rainbow Maker class at OnlineCardClasses.com.  This card was inspired by my two Yorkies (LilyBelle and Bella).

Working with a stencil, I blended distress inks in rainbow colors on a piece of white card stock.  I blended all the inks using the Tim Holtz round ink blending tool.  Then, I removed the stencil and blended the same ink colors on top of the stenciled design.

To add to the distressed look, I used the Tim Holtz Spritzer to spray on some water and then picked up some of the color with a paper towel.

I stamped the two dogs from the Newton’s Nook Terrific Terrier stamp set and then colored them with copic markers.  I also stamped the sentiment ‘Cuz you’re Pawsome under the two dogs and used some black embossing powder to make the sentiment stand out.


I used a Gina K Designs scalloped circle die to frame the images.  The stenciled panel was added on top of a 6×6 card base and the scallop circle was popped up in the center using some foam tape.

Supplies Used:

  • Newton’s Nook Designs Terrific Terriers Stamp Set
  • Gina K Designs Nested Scalloped Circles
  • Stencil
  • Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Black Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks (Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Peacock Feathers)
  • Copic Markers