Rainbow Maker: Die-cuts and Watercolor

Hi friends, I have three cards to share in a drive-by post! I’m heading to a card workshop at PaperSource – girls’ night out with my CFF (craft friend forever).

For the first card, I used my Copic markers to color a rainbow onto some Neenah Solar White cardstock. Then I diecut the stars using the Stacked Stars die from Simon Says Stamp. I cut another set of stars with black cardstock to serve as a frame. I adhered the rainbow stars to a black cardstock panel, inside the frame. I colored and diecut the fabulous sentiment (from My Favorite Things) and adhered it to the panel, along with the “you are” embossed sentiment (also MFT). I trimmed the panel down and colored another strip of paper with the same Copics. All that was adhered to a top-folding A2 card base.

You are fabulous

The next two cards use watercolor techniques. For this card, I applied Distress Markers to a piece of transparency film, spritzed the ink, and then applied to watercolor paper, drying between colors and layers.  Once completely dry, I diecut the panel and stamped and heat embossed the two sentiments. A few rainbow sequins finish this card off.

Hello Friend!

For the last card, I used my Sennelier paints to color several circles, aiming for darker and lighter circles, just changing the amount of water that was mixed in with the paint. Some circles touch and bleed into one another. Some circles were layered over dry circles. It was a fun technique that was harder than I expected! I decided to turn some of the circles into flowers, using stamps from Flora & Fauna. I think I over did it on the stamps, but live and learn.

Oh hello friend

Thanks for stopping by!