17 posts categorized "Rainbow"

Stuck On You
by Sue McRae


Hello crafters! Sue here with a card using some of the new dies from the Whittle Wonders release. There are a lot of cute Whittle critters and I chose to use the lizard along with some cacti.


I made the background first by die cutting a bunch of the lizards from white cardstock and adhering them to a white panel. I like the subtle texture and pattern it gives to the card.


Next I die cut the lizard and the cacti from watercolour cardstock. I used Zig Real Brush Markers to randomly swipe different shades of green and turquoise on the cacti and blended it out with water. I was in the mood for a fun lizard so I swiped the Zigs across it in rainbow colours and of course I had to add googly eyes to complete its cuteness!


I attached my lizard panel to the card base with foam tape and used foam tape to mount the cacti and lizard. The sentiment is from the new Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments set that has some fun puny sentiments to go along with all the new critters. The finished card is 4 ¼” square.


I hope you check out the new release here. Along with dies and stamps there are some jewels and woodgrain paper.


Have a great crafty week!

Sue Floral Signature copy






Challenge Reminder: Rainbow Love!
by Tiffany Pryce


Hi everyone! It's Tiffany, and I’m back on the Poppystamps blog today with a friendly reminder about this month’s challenge – Sending Rainbows! This month we want you to focus on your favorite colors – ALL of them! All types of projects are welcome, but be sure to use at least one Poppystamps product (stamp or die) on your project. The winner (chosen at random) will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at the Poppystamps store. And there is a fun, new release so you really want to win this month!  You have until 12 AM EST on April 28 to link up your design. See the challenge post for more details and how to enter your project photos.


To inspire you to join us, I made a rainbow floral card featuring the Memory Box, All the Happiness stamp and Poppystamps, Embossed Love die. I love, love, love rainbows so this challenge was my cup of tea. Making this card was fairly simple, so let’s get to the details.

I started by stamping the largest floral stamp in the All the Happiness stamp set on an A2 card base in black ink. With the stamp still in my MISTI, I stamped and black, heat embossed the floral stamp again on a card front. I positioned the card front panel, that I trimmed to 5 x 3.75 inches, on top of the card base so the stamp matched up. I adhered the panel to the card base with foam tape for dimensions and added some black splatters.

On a piece of mixed media paper, I black, heat embossed the smaller floral cluster from the stamp set. I watercolored the image with the wet on wet technique with Karin brushmarkers. I added in extra depth and lines with colored pencils. Once the flowers were dry, I die cut them using the coordinating die. I also die cut two additional layers from scrap, white cardstock for added dimension and glued it to my card front. Finally, I added white gel pen details and gold nuvo drops to the center of the flower.

For the sentiment, I die cut it three times from white cardstock and once from black cardstock. On the top layer, I blended a rainbow gradient in Copic markers. The colors I used were: R37, R05, YR16, YR14, YR12, Y18, Y04, YG06, G03, BG13. I don’t have all the Copic markers so I worked with what I had and tried to create as seamless a blend as I could. Once I finished the rainbow blend, I topped the sentiment with crystal glaze for some extra pizazz and let it dry overnight. I am so happy how the sentiment turned out and will be using these colors for more Copic marker blends in the future.



I hope you are inspired to join us for this month’s rainbow challenge. Happy crafting!



Tiffany Floral Signature copy


Leafy Vines Slim Plate
By Jeanne Jachna


Do you love slimline style cards?  They're the "long drink of water" in the crafty world!  I like them because they're a little something extraordinary.  If you're a big fan too you'll want to check out the new Leafy Vines Slim Plate. 

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If you've visited me before you know I'm all about the color.  I couldn't resist trying this die in a different way.  I decided to do a rainbow inlay of all the pretty die cut pieces.  Yes.. this takes some time, and it's like piecing together a puzzle.. but OOOOOOOhhh  when you're done.... the smooth flat colorful inlay is total eye candy!

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I started by cutting the Leafy Vines Slip Plate from white card stock.  Next I cut a sheet of double sided tape and adhered it to the back of the panel.  Next I die cut each of the pieces in different colors of card stock.  This is a great way to use up some of your scraps.  I have all my scraps in a 9x13 baking tray sorted by color and always have them close at hand for small cuts on a rolling tray that I slide under my desk.   

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The sticky two sided tape makes it easy to place the pieces and keep them in place.  When the panel was completed I simply peeled off the back side of the adhesive and adhered the panel to my card base. 

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Another way to achieve this look would be to cut the die from white card stock just once and then ink each of the pieces before layering them in place.  

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A simple sentiment seemed like a good solution for this card since I didn't want to cover any of the beautiful inlay.  The Luscious Script Thanks with a gold glitter background was the perfect fit!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 8.75 x 3 7/8



Challenge Reminder PSC#79 SENDING RAINBOWS!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

PSC#79 Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers.  But don't forget that when the rain stops and the sun comes out that you'll find lots of rainbows too!   This month we want you to focus on our favorite colors - ALL of them!  All types of projects are welcome!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

I love my card!!!! It's really magical!


The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar

Love gold paper!!!! You know, the whittle unicorn is my favorite jiji


Do you Believe? Then, participate with us!!!!


PSC#79 Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers.  But don't forget that when the rain stops and the sun comes out that you'll find lots of rainbows too!   This month we want you to focus on our favorite colors - ALL of them!  All types of projects are welcome!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Kisses for all!!!

0 Patty Floral Signature copy




Rainbow Thank You
by Tiffany Pryce


Hey crafters! Tiffany here with a challenge inspired card for you. This month is all about rainbows, which I love, so I'm showcasing two colorful rainbow cards using only a few products. What’s not to love about an impactful, unique card that you can make with only a handful of my supplies?! Disclaimer, I am an alcohol ink newbie. These cards are probably the third time I’ve ever pulled out my alcohol inks, and I love it. If I can do it, I know you can too!


On two pieces of 5×7 inch yupo paper, I worked one color at a time. I dropped 3 to 4 drops of 99% isopropyl alcohol and then 2 to 3 drops of ink. I used the Ranger air blower to move the ink back and forth until dry. Moving the ink back and forth with the blower helps to create texture and wispy-like edges. Usually, when working with alcohol ink, people use isopropyl alcohol and alcohol blending solution together. In general, the isopropyl alcohol lifts the ink and softens the color, and the blending solution helps mix the colors together. I did not want the colors to blend so I could keep the integrity and full value of each color in my rainbow. Once a color was dry, I added another 3 drops of isopropyl alcohol on the edge of that color and then 3 drops of the next color in the rainbow. I continued in a diagonal direction with all seven colors.

For finishing touches, I splattered isopropyl alcohol with a synthetic watercolor brush. Because it lifts ink, it made those tiny bubbles on top of the color. I loved the added texture. I also added isopropyl alcohol to the edges to help fade out and soften the outer edges. See the picture below for an example of both techniques. You can see the top left corner to see how I faded out the orange and yellow inks around the edge.


On one background, I added an extra step of adding foil on top of the alcohol ink. Ideally, with the foil side up, you lay the foil on top of a semi dry panel, smooth it, and peel back the foil to reveal a pretty marbling effect. I waited too long with my second panel (it was too dry) so it did not foil very well, but I wanted to share in case you would like to try this technique. I used rainbow foil below, but any color of foil will work the same way. Silver or gold foil would look pretty with the rainbow inks.


The last step to completing my card was die cutting the sentiment. I die cut the shadow layer from vellum and the ‘thanks’ die twice from heavyweight, white cardstock, and once from silver foil cardstock. I popped both the panel and the sentiment with foam tape for dimension, and that’s it! Each time you make this card, it will be unique so a set of cards would make a very nice gift.

I hope you enjoyed my rainbow, alcohol ink cards and are inspired to try something new! Please don’t forget to check out the Poppystamps Instagram for a reel I created with this card. Happy crafting!


Tiffany Floral Signature copy




Challenge Reminder: Lattice Rainbow
by Kim Singdahlsen

4.07.21 PS Rainbows BL

This month's challenge is Sending Rainbows.

Apr 2021

My rainbow is a rainbow of color in all the little squares of the Lattice Plate.  It was fun and easy to do and created a fabulous background for the bold "Hugs"!

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I used a variety of the new cardstock from Memory Box.  I didn't want to waste any. I figured I would use more than three squares of each color so I cut a small strip then just cut a small portion of the die.

4.07.21 PS Rainbows tip BL

I cut the Lattice Plate in white then adhered it to my card base.  Then I just enjoyed piecing together my rainbow.  

The Luscious Script Hugs seemed bold enough to hold its own with all of the color.  After I cut and placed that, I wanted a way to highlight it.  I used Three Intricate Cut Butterflies in the same rainbow colors.  I wanted them to pop, so I actually ended up trading out the plain cardstock color beneath them for some coordinating polka dots.  It's subtle, but I like that there's a bit of a difference under the butterflies.

4.07.21 PS Rainbows dies BL

This was so much fun to create.  I've used the Lattice Plate in a previous card on this blog. On that card, I placed patterned paper behind it and it was a lovely look.  This card is quite different - the Lattice Plate is a good basic die that can be used in multiple ways.

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I hope to see you playing along with the Sending Rainbows challenge.  As you can see, an actual rainbow isn't required - I've just used color for my rainbow!

Kim Floral Signature copy