Thursday, 27 March 2014

Rainbow Birthday

Hi there! 

I have a card I've made for The Card Concept today. The challenge this time is to create a birthday card. Now this seemed like a pretty simple challenge so I thought it'd be fun to try a new technique I found on you tube.

I loved the bright colours in the picture so I thought I'd use that as a little bit more inspiration! 

Stamp Set: See Ya Later (SAB)
Ink: Versa Mark, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
Other: Embossing Powder, Water, White Gel Pen

I stamped and embossed the sentiment first on the watercolor paper and then sponged on the ink like a fun rainbow all over the watercolor paper. Next, splatter water over the paper and allow to react with the paper for a little bit. It created this gorgeous splotchy effect. I used the heat tool to just dry the paper when I thought it'd reacted enough. After all this I then placed scrappy paper over the top and ironed off the embossing powder. The photos really don't go this technique justice, it just looks great, clean and matt watercolor paper like the embossing powder was never there.

The final touch is just a little dashed line around the edge with a white gel pen. 

Now Card Concept likes us to define our cards by a certain style. I'm really tossing up between Clean & Simple or Clean & Graphic. I think it fits quite well in both categories. Its such a simple card, totally flat and post friendly but really contains a massive WOW factor!! I'm in love, I hope you are too?

If you like this card and love the sentiment, don't forget you only have until March 31st (next Monday) to place your £45 orders and get free Sale-A-Bration products! This stamp set See Ya Later is one of them!!

Thanks for stopping by, 

Catch you again tomorrow,

Happy Stampin',


  1. Just love those bright colors Amanda! I'm going to have to try that technique, never heard of ironing off the embossing. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is amazing! I love this effect!!

  3. Love the rainbow effect!! You've successfully employed a neat technique with spectacular results! I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you! Hope it turns out well for you!

  4. This is an amazing card, i am in love, too! Great inspiration!

  5. So pretty! Your card is so vibrant and the technique is such a great one and used to the fullest here. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept!

  6. Beautiful card! I love embossed sentiment with the the rainbow colors as backdrop :o)