Got My Rainbow On!

Hello! Hope you are all safe. Currently, weather everywhere in America is horrible. It is 46 degrees warmer in my freezer than it is outside in Minneapolis. Not good. I do not like 25 below zero.

But, I have rainbows to cheer me up if not warm me up a little. I made three cards, one for my husband and two for friends. I had already created two of the backgrounds using foil and Catherine Pooler inks. I posted about those on January 25th.

For the other background, I used Catherine Poolers Mariner stencil. I just love the shapes! You can mask off and ink them individually and add hooks on the top so they look like Christmas ornaments. Or, you can make a rainbow background!

Mariner Background by Catherine Pooler

I taped the card stock to the stencil. If I am not applying a really wet substance to my stencil, I do not use Pixie Spray. I used Catherine Pooler inks for the rainbow. First I used Suede Shoes, then Grape Crush, followed by Flirty Fuchsia, Pucker Up, Orange Twist and Catching Rays. I cleaned up my stencil, then lined it back up, taped it down and applied embossing goop using Rangers Embossing Dabber. It worked great and it was easy to clean off the stencil.

Good stuff

I sprinkled WOW! Halo embossing powder over the inked area and heat embossed the card panel. This embossing powder is fabulous! I trimmed 1/4 inch off of the sides of the panel and adhered it to the card base.

I pulled out the Simon Says Stamp “You Are Loved” die. I did direct to paper ink swiping with Grape Crush and die cut my sentiment out. I cut the shadow out using vellum. I glued my sentiment on to my vellum using Bearly Art glue. I glued the entire sentiment to my card panel using the same glue.

I used a couple of Nuvo Crystal Gems to finish the card.

The other cards, I just added the sentiments and gems the same way.

Flirty Fuchsia sentiment

I used Catherine Pooler’s Flirty Fuchsia on the sentiment. It’s the Hey There Friend die from Catherine Pooler. I also used her Merry Label dies on the vellum. Glued everything together and added some gems.

Suede Shoes Sentiment

I used Catherine Pooler’s Suede Shoes on this sentiment. This one is called Well Hey There. I love it’s hexy shape. I cut the die out twice and slightly offset the colored sentiment from the white. It’s nice having backgrounds pre-made so you can just throw a sentiment on the card, a couple of accents and be done.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my rainbows. Take care!


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