Simon Says Stamp | Distress Ink Rainbow Background & The Rainbow Card Challenge

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Ink Rainbow Background & The Rainbow Card Challenge. Video

Hello friends! Have you see then new Rainbow Card Challenge started by the incredibly talented Dawn from WPlus9? I was tagged by amazing Debby Hughes and I’m thrilled to join in on all the fun. The idea is simple – create a card and include rainbow colors and tag two friends to play along.

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Ink Rainbow Background & The Rainbow Card Challenge

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Rainbows or rainbow color combos is something I probably never use on my cards, I love how Laura Bassen always so effortlessly incorporates rainbow colors into her cards, but me – nope, never done that. So it was time to try and conquer those 7 colors on a project (I did do one card recently where I used rainbow colors, but it was probably the first and only one for me up until now).

VIDEO TUTORIAL

I filmed a video tutorial to show you how I made these cards. Watch below or on Youtube:

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CARD DETAILS

I’ll start by saying that I was inspired by a few things, first the Summer of Creative Chemistry at onlinecardclasses.com (nothing beats the magic of Distress inks and this is what I am using today). If you are not taking those Creative Chemistry classes – you should, they are top notch! Second, I am always fascinated by Yoonsun Hur projects and her use of white heat embossing and watercolor. It was probably THIS card that inspired me most – I love the look of overlapping heat embossing without masking.

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Ink Rainbow Background & The Rainbow Card Challenge

I used two ways to add Distress inks to my cards background – ink blending and ink smooshing. Both fun and easy to do, the second one probably being easier in a sense that no special tools are needed for that.

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Ink Rainbow Background & The Rainbow Card Challenge

I used several colors of Distress inks, I picked out my most favorites: Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers, Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon and Worn Lipstick.

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Ink Rainbow Background & The Rainbow Card Challenge

To heat emboss flowers and leaves I used images from the Flower Garden stamp set from Simon, its an older set, also one of my favorites (probably one of my first sets too).

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Ink Rainbow Background & The Rainbow Card Challenge

To create sentiments I used dies and die cut Hugs, Enjoy and Summer out of black cardstock. I also used Scrapbook Adhesives foam adhesive sheets to add dimension to my die cuts and to adhere them onto the cards. Aside from word dies, I added sentiment stickers onto each card, I foam mounted the longer sticker and adhered the shorter one directly onto the background (the stickers seem to be discontinued now).

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Ink Rainbow Background & The Rainbow Card Challenge

I also used Simon’s translucent sequins, I love how Debby used those on her cards, these are perfect addition to a rainbow background.

Simon Says Stamp | Distress Ink Rainbow Background & The Rainbow Card Challenge

RAINBOW CARD CHALLENGE

RAINBOW CARD CHALLENGE

I’d like to tag May Park and Amy Lee – I think these ladies will rock the rainbow! Anyone can join this challenge, don’t be shy!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Painted Enjoy Wafer Die SSSD111489
Simon Says Stamp Painted Enjoy Wafer Die SSSD111489
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Simon Says Stamp Painted Hugs Die SSSD111545
Simon Says Stamp Painted Hugs Die SSSD111545
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Mustard Seed
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Mustard Seed
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Seedless Preserves
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Seedless Preserves
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Wild Honey
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Crushed Olive
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Crushed Olive
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Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
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Be Creative Tape 3MM ROLL Double Sided Sookwang
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WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder
WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Crystal Reflections Sequins CRQ14
Simon Says Stamp Crystal Reflections Sequins CRQ14
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Worn Lipstick
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Worn Lipstick
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Rire Persimmon
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Ripe Persimmon
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Simon Says Stamp Summer Garden Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Summer Garden Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Painted Summer Die SSSD111490
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7 Comments

    1. Incredible card!!!
      I’m always inspired by these ladies as well. Their work with color is outstanding. Your background is a breathtaking, it’s so happy and juicy. Distresses in all their glory.
      Black sentiment and sequins in tone are great addition to this background!
      So inspiring!

    1. Such beautiful cards Yana ! I also love the way Distress ink react, we can do so much things with them ! Thanks for sharing !

    1. Your cards are so gorgeous! I really enjoyed your video too, I love the way you explain how you create your cards…you are very inspiring!

    1. These are all so beautiful. The colours are vibrant and pretty and the sequins are a perfect match. (A little bling NEVER hurts. LOL)

    1. I love these cards Yana! I have so many ideas – thanks for sharing!

    1. I would love to know where to find a sequin storage box like the one in this video

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