Hello crafty friends! I hope everyone is doing well. The Polychromatic Class by Nina-Marie Trapani at Altenew is a great class. It was fun to see of her ideas for use of multiple colors on a card. I always love a good rainbow so I instantly knew I would to use Nina’s idea of putting warm and cool colors together to create an awesome rainbow background. I am really enjoying the classes offered on the Altenew Academy and have truly enjoyed my journey with them as I work my way through Level 2 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP). I highly recommend checking them out as there are classes for all levels of stampers.
This card was so fun and uses an awesome cover die that compliments the rainbow background so well.
For this card I used the following:
- Layered Geo Cover Die B – Altenew
- Simply Thank You Die – Altenew
- Calla Lily: Paint a Flower – Altenew
- Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder – Altenew
- Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cubes (coral bliss, snapdragon, maple yellow, grass field, tide blue, and deep iris) – Altenew
- VersaMark Ink
- Slate Cardstock – Simon Says Stamp
- Holiday Glitter Pad – Memory Box
- Blending Brushes – Taylored Expressions
- Distress White Heavystock – Ranger
- Solar White Classic Crest 80 lb. cardstock – Neenah
There are multiple blending options available to create this background panel. So use what you have (blending foams or blending brushes). If you use blending foams you can get a little deeper color saturation but I used blending brushes. I don’t have the small blending tools from Altenew yet so I grabbed my Taylored Expressions brushes for this background.
- First I grabbed a rainbow of colors in Crsip Dye Ink Mini Cubes from Altenew. I used coral bliss, snapdragon, maple yellow, grass field, tide blue and deep iris.
- Using blending brushes from Taylored Expressions, I blended the inks in rainbow order starting with the cooler tones (deep iris, tide blue and grass field) then the warmer tones (maple yellow, snapdragon and coral bliss).
- I kept layering more color and blending until I was happy with the color saturation and blend on the panel.
- I used the Layered Geo Cover Die B and die cut it 4 times from Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80 lb. cardstock. I layered those to create dimension using liquid glue.
- I then used the cover die to die cut from a piece of white glitter cardstock from the Memory Box Holiday Glitter Pad. I adhered it to the others with liquid glue.
- I die cut the Simply Thank You from Simon Says Stamp Slate cardstock 3 times and used liquid adhesive to layer those together.
- I prepped a scrap of SSS Slate cardstock with an anti-static bag, before stamping a sentiment from Altenew’s Paint a Flower: Calla Lily set using VersaMark ink.
- I then poured Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder over this and heat set it with a heat tool.
- To assemble I adhered the glitter die cut panel to the rainbow background panel. Then I adhered the thank you die cut using liquid glue. I used some foam tape on the back of the sentiment strip to adhere it below the thank you.
- Lastly, I adhered the entire panel to a heavy weight card base. I then placed several acrylic blocks on the card while the glue dried.
I did spend several minutes debating on where to place the thank you. After asking my husband’s thoughts on placement, I decided on placing it off center. Also, my adhesive of choice is liquid glue. I luse both tubes and glue pens. I use several brands of both types. I like that liquid glue gives me a little time to manipulate things into place and most have a nice strong bond.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope this rainbow card inspired you to create something colorful and cheerful.