Hi everyone! It’s Laura here and today I am back with a post and a video sharing three different ways to create rainbows with Distress Inks, as well as six different card examples!
The video will go through the step by step process, so make sure to watch it for an in depth explanation of how to create these cards!
CARDS 1&2 – BRIGHT RAINBOW
For the first pair of cards I went for a bright rainbow background. I used Distress Inks in the colors Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean.
I die cut some watercolor cardstock with the Darling Ribbon and Frames dies and I blended my inks. I also added some water droplets for extra interest.
I then used the Balloons die to cut out part of my background. I did the same with white cardstock, so that I could create two cards.
The stamp set I used to go with this cheerful color combination is the Honey Bees stamp set. I colored the images with Illustrator markers and die cut them with the coordinating dies.
For the sentiments on both cards I used the Lovely Words dies and one of the greetings in the Honey Bees set. I used the Peony Trimmings coordinating dies to create a banner for the heat embossed sentiment.
CARDS 3&4 – PASTEL RAINBOW
For my second card I decided to create a pastel rainbow. I started again from some watercolor cardstock that I had die cut with the Darling Ribbon and Frames dies, and for my Distress Inks I chose Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass.
The die that I used to cut out a portion of my background is the Fancy Scalloped Hearts. Also in this case I created two cards by swapping the ink blended and white die cut hearts.
The images I used on this second set of cards are part of the Kobi’s Hugs and Kisses stamp set. They were colored with Illustrator Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies.
To finish off the cards, I die cut the sentiment “love you” out of some black cardstock using the Lovely Words dies.
CARDS 5&6 – VINTAGE RAINBOW
For my last set of cards, I decided to go with a more muted, almost vintage rainbow palette. I used Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Crushed Olive and Stormy Sky.
This time I used the Fancy Scalloped Circles to create my focal point and the Cactus Hugs stamp set for my images
For my coloring I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I also created a banner out of some kraft cardstock, that I used to ground my images.
I die cut the word hugs with another die in the Lovely Words set and I glued it to the card fronts, overlapping it with the banner.
And these are my cards for today! Each set is nice and colorful, and quite quick to create!
And here is the video for you, if you are interested in an in depth tutorial for these six cards with three different Distress Ink rainbow backgrounds!
Thank you all so much for stopping by!
• HONEY BEES
• HONEY BEES DIES
• KOBI’S HUGS & KISSES
• KOBI’S HUGS & KISSES DIES
• CACTUS HUGS
• CACTUS HUGS DIES
• Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames – Creative Dies
• Dotted Balloons – Creative Dies
• FANCY SCALLOP HEARTS DIES
• FANCY SCALLOP CIRCLE DIES
• LOVELY WORDS DIES
• PEONY TRIMMINGS DIES
Laura, I LOVE your cards today! I think I’m off to the craftroom now. Thank you so much for the fantastic inspiration and great video, too!