#881 – Rainbow’d

Hello and welcome to yet another challenge at Seize the Birthday! The challenge is all about making birthday projects, and you can choose to go with the topping, or, since it is optional, you can also go without it. This time, we have a new topping, ‘Rainbow Colors’, selected by Barbara.

Rainbows/rainbow colors definitely used to be a challenge for me. But after a few challenges, I find that it has become a little easier for me! Yay!! Well, here’s what I made this time –

I started with a watercolor panel, and using my Gansai Tambi watercolors, applied the rainbow colors from the yellow in counter clockwise direction. Once this dried, I die cut the panel using Neat & Tangled Star Cover Die. Keeping all the pieces of the die cuts intact on the plate, I added wide washi tape on the backside of the die cuts and removed it, keeping all the pieces in place.

I then re-colored most of the pieces, making slight modifications in the colors, and evening pieces with two colors into a single color. This made it look like a complicated piece, but it was pretty easy and quick to make. I kept this aside to dry.

I then die cut a few more white cardstock panels using the same die and adhered them together. But after adhering it over the watercolored panel, I had a feeling that black might look better, so I die cut a black cardstock and adhered it on top. Finally, I adhered this whole panel on kraft card base.

For the sentiment, I die cut a piece of vellum and a few pieces of black cardstock to frame it using We R Memory Keepers Nesting circle dies. Before adhering the vellum, I stamped the sentiment from Ellen Hutson Random Sayings Vol 3 in black and heat embossed in clear ep. I then adhered the pieces together. I also used another sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped it on a strip of kraft cardstock and cut out the edges. I then adhered the vellum frame directly and the strip using foam tape on the card. I also used a few pieces of veneer stars for embellishment.

Hope you are inspired! Checkout the Seize the Birthday challenge blog for more inspiration from our Surprise Party Guest Jennifer Wills and our wonderful design team! If making a kids’ card isn’t in your agenda, you are always welcome to make any kind of birthday project and join us!

26 thoughts on “#881 – Rainbow’d

  1. Beautiful, and your colors are so cheery! Coloring in a circular / counterclockwise direction was genius – the transition from red back to violet appears so seamless.

  2. This is so clever, I love how you created this and those colours look like they have beed expertly blended. What a wonderful cover plate die that is. Yes, it looks amazing in black with those vibrant rainbow colours behind xx

  3. Its a lovely, cheerful and vibrant card Ashwini! You are sooo good with bright colors, didn’t thought rainbows would be challenging for you! I find it hard to step out of soft color palette, whether it is my cards or my clothes!

  4. I loved this.. reminded me of a stained glass window , intially i thought you just placed the wc panel behind die cut, but its not that simple !! The design looks very interesting .

  5. I just love how you altered the colors of each die cut piece which creates a beautiful mosaic-like look! I think black was definitely the better option! Beautiful card as always, Ashwini!

  6. This is sensational Ashwini! I think you should do more watercolor backgrounds like this as it is sensational. Honestly! The colors are so vibrant with the black overlay! I really adore this card a bunch!!

  7. Wonderful card Ashwini, it reminds me of stained glass too! Love the different shades you created in each colour of the rainbow. The black topping sets them off beautifully, Cathy x

  8. This is fabulous Ashwini, it looks like a stained glass panel. I don’t think I would have had the patience with all the little pieces, and I know I would have lost some in the process 🀣

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