Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rainbow card set

Hello Friday :) I'm looking at a weekend off so I'm super excited! This week I knew I wanted to play along with Embellish Color Trends Rainbow Challenge.
I love the once a month Inspiration Challenge at Lily Pad Cards, so I'm playing along with them too.  This month they had Jennifer McGuire (love) visiting on their blog. She created beautiful cards using a couple of different resist techniques. I decided to use the paint resist technique for my card set.

I created this card set for my friend's birthday using the large fabric design and classic messages. Both stamp sets are from Hero Arts.

I cut a panel of white card stock to 4 x 5 1/4 and rounded one corner. I stamped the large fabric design with Snow Cap Adirondack acrylic paint (Ranger). Once it was dry I rubbed on a dark, a medium, and a light distress ink of each color. For example the purple one in the above photo is milled lavender (light), dusty concord (medium), and chipped sapphire (dark). I hope that makes sense :)

For the hearts I traced chipboard hearts (hoarder, I know) onto white card stock and cut them out. For the closed heart I sprayed it with Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels) just to add a little shine. Once they were dry I took the medium color of distress ink and inked the edges. I also used the medium ink to color the entire open heart, I added glossy accents for even more shine :)

I cut a half inch strip of white and stamped the sentiment from Classic Messages with jet black archival ink (Ranger). The set has 8 different sentiments, I used a different sentiment for each color. I adhered everything flat except for the open heart, for that I used foam adhesive. I mounted the whole panel on a white card base after I rounded the top right corner.

Here is the whole lot of them, with a list of the distress inks I used.
milled lavender, dusty concord, and chipped sapphire

 spun sugar, worn lipstick, and Victorian velvet

 worn lipstick, barn door, and fired brick

 wild honey, spiced marmalade, and rusty hinge

 scattered straw, mustard seed, and wild honey

 shabby shutters, peeled paint, and forest moss

tumbled glass, broken china, and faded jeans

Thanks for popping by :) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. What a beautiful array of cards, Kelly! :) You aced that resist technique! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Trends Challenge!

  2. What a beautiful set of cards, Kelly - you've got this technique down pat! Thank you so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

  3. That fabric background stamp is just the best. I am obsessed! Love your set!