You're an Amazing Friend by Jennifer Svare
The die cuts out the umbrella which adds a lot of versatility for color combos and layering. For this card, I layered several colors of the umbrella so that it shows a colorful appearance from the sides to match the rainbow. It also adds great dimension. The rainbow and umbrella both have a coat of clear glitter pen applied for sparkle.
As shown in the photo above, I started off by masking off where the rainbow would be so that the gray clouds could be stenciled all over the background.
I then masked off everything but where the rainbow would be. Using small daubers, I inked on vertical lines of color, using a scrap piece of paper to mask off the lines as I created them. Any rainbow technique would work here, but I wanted each of the color segments to remain vibrant. The colors were lightly blended together after each segment was first masked off. (See the photo below) I wasn't too worried about the lines of color being too separated because at the end, I'll use a glitter pen to add shimmer which will also help with blending.
Here's how it looked after blending with the glitter pen:
Umbrellas were cut using scrap pieces of many colors. I placed the scraps over just the umbrella portion of the die so only small pieces of colored cardstock was needed.
For future cards, I would add the sentiment using my Misti or stamping tool before gluing in the umbrella. This way, I could ensure a couple layers of ink for extra boldness. (The umbrella adds dimension, so it doesn't lay flat in the stamping tool). I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and card! Have a wonderful day!