Last Monday, the incredible Kristina Werner did a video tutorial on Rainbow Stamping with Pigment Inks. The effect looked so amazing, I just knew I had to give this a go.
It then just so happens that I saw the latest challenge at Showcase Your Style and I took this as a sign to actually try this technique out because it would be perfect!!
As you can see, a technique called 'Rainbow Stamping' is definitely one to experiment with for this challenge. It was actually a lot of fun, a bit messy and quite surprising. Here is the final result:
It actually worked......Kristina Werner, you totally rock!!!!!! Can you imagine the possibilities of different stamp colours mixed together and using all sorts of different stamps. Yes, you do get different coloured inks on the pads but they all wiped off with a paper towel. I really encourage you to watch Kristina's video and give it a go yourself!!
I started this card by die-cutting the rectangle panel and then cutting a slightly larger one in gold CS. I used the Rainbow Stamping technique by stamping one half of the stamp in red and then the other in yellow. I kept repeating this until the colours blended in the middle of the stamp (instead of a line down the middle). I did exactly the same with yellow and green and then green and blue. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in gold and added three co-ordinating enamel dots.
The gold panel was adhered directly to the card front and the stitched panel was popped up on foam tape. I don't usually do cards of this shape but the hearts would have been to squashed up the other way.
The heart stamp is from Lawn Fawn 'Woodgrain Backdrop', the sentiment is from Neat and Tangled 'Kindness Matters' and the enamel dots from Papervine.
I'm going to link this card to the Little Tangles Challenge # 54 where their theme is:
I'm also going to enter the Craft Stamper: Take it, Make it Challenge - March where their theme is 'Anything Goes - as long as you use a stamp'. This is my third entry.
Will also enter the House of Cards - March Challenge where their theme is:
And finally, will enter the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Special lady/girly'. This card is for my daughter Phoebe, who is obsessed with rainbows and absolutely wonderful!!!
Right. Bed is calling!! Its supposed to rain tomorrow, which would be wonderful as it would be good for the gardens and would give me the day off from gardening. The kids had their school photos today. It was Phoebe's last photo at primary school and she said she wanted to pull a funny face (which she is very good at...). Luckily the photographer took a good photo AND a funny face photo so can't wait to see them both!