Sunday, August 14, 2016

Eclectic Rainbow Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     I always have fun when I'm playing with color, and used the rainbow to create this card with Distress Inks and stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     My design inspiration came from Sketch #150 at Feeling Sketchy, as I love combining cards with tags.

     I started with a Tim Holtz Manilla Tag that I applied Distress Inks (Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet) to with my blending tool. Then I dripped water from a paintbrush over each color, and let it run down the tag. Once dry, I stamped the dragonflies using the Everyday Eclectic Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set. Then I stamped and layered my flower on top with the Nothing Is Better Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, coloring it with Distress Inks. Behind the tag I used Distress Inks again onto white cardstock, blended my colors, (Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet) and used black gesso to create the stripes with the Tim Holtz Stripes Stencil. Behind the stripes I used a piece of green mesh that I had saved from some fruit. I can never throw those away. Lol!

     I used the same ink and dripping water technique on the pocket, machine stitching the edges in black. The striped gesso piece was stitched along the edges with a rainbow thread. Then I stamped the black flower with the Natural Dream Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp, and the smaller flowers with the Floral Collage Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp

      Finally, for the sentiment, I used the Darling Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, stamped in black. 

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  1. Beautiful card! I like how you take our sketch :-)) I like your tag.
    Thank you for entering at Feeling Sketchy this time! Hugs, Andreja

  2. Lovely colorful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

  3. I simple ADORE the lovely rainbow colours on your mixed media piece! Thanks for joining us over at the Feeling Sketchy Challenge #150. Good luck, and please join us again soon!
    Jen Leeflang

  4. Hi Drea - what a pretty kaleidoscope of colour you've created on this project! I love the rainbow background you've created. Thanks for playing along at Feeling Sketchy.
    Helen x (DT)

  5. great take on the MMCC rainbow theme!!! thanks for joining in with us :)

  6. Fabulous card with that bright rainbow and all the pretty stamping. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.