A new week and a new theme
How exciting is that? Anything
to take our minds off the wind
and the rain
So to start the Rainbow off
here's Jane Castle with a beautiful
"Today I'd like to share with you a Mother's Day
card that I made using a Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pad
to colour all my flowers, leaves and die cuts.
Using my Caribbean Sea ink pad I began to
colour various different types of paper and card
This was done by swiping the ink pad across
each piece but always going in the same direction.
For this I used old dictionary pages, watercolour paper,
300gsm white card, Grunge paper and
T.H. Ideaology Kraft Resist.
For some I had the raised pads separate and
for others I slid the pads together
Next I selected various flower stamps I thought I might like to use,
a list will be added at the bottom of the page.
The flowers were either stamped in black ink and then
heat embossed with clear powder
or stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed
with white powder.
These were cut out by hand and a few were then passed
through an embossing folder and the detail hi-lighted
using some Treasure Gold Wax.
Next I made a paper stencil of the heart shape
I wanted to form on my card with my flowers
and using this lightly inked through to
give an outline to follow.
The leaves were then stamped using the
Caribbean Sea ink pad and a trailing leaf stamp from PaperArtsy.
The cut out leaves were shaped over a pokey tool
and stuck onto the card with Pinflair glue
Then it was a case of layering the flowers and
trying out the design before attaching anything permently.
For the centres I used a mix of brads, buttons
and pearl beads.
A few loops of matching ribbon were also added
The word wonderful was stamped in black onto an off-cut
and then mounted onto a darker coloured scrap.
The letters MUM were cut using Memory Box
Parker Upper case die and more of the off-cuts.
The final touch was a small heart shaped button
in the bottom righthand corner.
I love the richness of the colour palette from
this ink pad and the coverage is very good
on even the most absorbant of surfaces.
The added bonus of being able to separate the
different colours means not only can you use
one colour for stamping a small image or sentiment
but also they don't bleed into each other."
Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea Ink Pad
PaperArtsy Flora and Fauna 6
Lavinia Zen Flower 2
Studio 490 - Live and Make Art
Kaisercraft CS912 Flowers
Heartfelt Creations 3533
Treasure Gold Wax in Olive Bronze
White and Clear Embossing Powder
Memory Box Parker Upper Case Die
Buttons and Brads
Craft Concepts Budding Vine Embossing Folder
Thank you Jane. A lovely card for someone you love
and with Mother's Day coming up (in the UK) really