Hello! Time for a new challenge at Little Tangles and the theme for this month is Rainbows.
Frankly, I am really really bad at cards with rainbow colors. There are so many colors and I just absolutely don’t get any idea as to what to do with them!! I could have just added an actual rainbow as an element and probably used a critter – Neat & Tangled has plenty of cute critter stamps – but unfortunately I don’t own any of those! 😦 So, I tried making something else.
I’ve made two cards – one CAS (also displayed in the Little Tangles blog) and the other with mixed media (see below).
CAS first.. I actually made this one last.. I chose a cardstock with a bit of texture on it, added the rainbow colors using Zig brush pens, and mingled the colors using water and a flat brush. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from Neat & Tangled Scandinavian Prints and the images from Neat & Tangled Hand Stitched. I trimmed the panel and mounted it on a grey card base. Finally added a few drops of Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.
I saved my favorite for the second – mixed media. Distress inks, heat embossing, acetate, wood veneers, clip, washi tape and of course, stamping! 🙂
Once I made the background using ink smooshing technique with distress inks, I used Neat & Tangled Punchinella stamp with Ranger Sea Foam embossing powder for the embossing the acetate. I had actually bought this ep thinking it would be nice and white, back when I had just started cardmaking and didn’t know dye ink from pigment ink, and had regretted the purchase. But it is just perfect for embossing on acetate, and with a stamp set like Punchinella. Doesn’t cover the entire surface to give it a clean look, but covers enough to give a shape and show off the acetate. I love this look! 🙂
Anyway, I didn’t want to use any adhesive on this, so the clip works just fine. After adding a couple of washi tapes, I added the sentiment from Neat & Tangled Everyday Labels, and a couple of heart wood veneers, which I covered with Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.
So, those are my two inspiration cards for the Rainbow challenge. Which one do you like better? I am submitting the first card to the following challenges –
AAA Cards Challenge #84: CAS : Watercolor
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #251: Anything Goes
Just Add Ink #349: Inspiration
…and the second card to Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes, with smooshing as the optional technique –
Check out the Little Tangles blog for more fantastic inspiration from the rest of the DT. And also join the fun by making your own version of a rainbow. Don’t forget to use at least one product from Neat & Tangled.
Thank you for stopping by! 🙂