Hello and Happy New Year to you. Today I am sharing a bright rainbow encouragement card. I love making inky backgrounds the result is different every time and you never know what you will get. Just have fun and enjoy the process and you get some wonderful results.
To start my card I took a piece of watercolour card cut to A6 size. I selected a rainbow of Distress inks. I used Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet. I took my inks and rubbed then on to my slick surface (this is my craft mat from the Tim Holtz glass mat) to make a rainbow slightly bigger than my card panel. I then sprayed water from my Tim Holtz spray bottle.
Next i lay my card panel in to the ink and lifted it away. I dried it with my Ranger heat it tool. Once it was dry I repeated this again in the same ink. Working in layers and drying each time before adding more ink I repeated this until I was happy with the look of my background. A good tip is if the ink starts to get mucky and you want to add more just wipe it away and add fresh ink to your mat. Experiment and see what works for you. tapping the panel will create drips and drops of colour for some additional texture.
I stamped and coloured the mermaid image from the Time For Tea Designs Mermazing stamp set and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I took a strip of white card and stamped the sentiment from the Time For Tea Designs Unicorn in Training stamp set in rainbow colours to match the background I stamped blue bubbles on the strip to go behind the mermaid. Theses are from the Swimming By To Say Hi stamp set. I cut two thin strips of silver glitter card and adhered them behind the white panel to leave a thin silver strip either side.
I adhered my white panel to the background with double sided tape and used foam tape to add the mermaid on top. I added some clear raindrops from Little Things by Lucys Cards and adhered my panel to a white pre folded card base to complete the card.
Take Care for now.
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