This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Have you taken a peek at the new Rainbow Splash line from the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember release? These beautiful new products are curated specifically to be super approachable for both the newbie and seasoned crafter alike! If you want more information or have questions about this new Rainbow Splash line, I encourage you to watch the replay of the livestream that Heidi filmed; it holds lots of great information and answers some burning questions that you might have about these new products! (You can watch the replay HERE.) In my introductory post, I shared some projects with a less traditional “rainbow” palette, instead focusing on a cool ombré color palette that more closely fits my personal tastes. However, the vivid rainbow colors of the entire ink line for the Rainbow Splash collection intrigued me, despite my general disinterest on the ROY portion of ROYGBIV. (Sorry to the red, orange, and yellow lovers out there!)
I tried to keep my cards a little less challenging to make them more easily replicated by both newbie and seasoned crafters, focusing instead on the resplendent traditional rainbow that you can create using the new Rainbow Splash colors.
My first project is a shaker card filled with a rainbow of flowers and sequins, and framed by a vivid blended rainbow frame! I began by stamping the flowers from the Happy Blooms stamp set on a panel of Rainbow Splash White Cardstock using Scarlet, Pumpkin, Dandelion, Lime, Sea, and Heather inks, working from the top left corner of my A2 panel to the bottom right. I also used those same colors to blend around the outer edges of another panel of A2 cardstock and used my trimmer to create a rainbow frame. I backed the opening with some lightweight vellum, which still allows the super bold colors in my floral rainbow to be visible, but slightly muted.
After creating my frame, I added strips of foam adhesive to enclose the back of the frame and filled it with a variety of rainbow colored sequins that I have in my stash. I heat embossed the greeting from Bold Messages using white embossing powder on black cardstock and adhered it in the center of my shaker window. Such a fun, happy card with so much vivid color! And who doesn’t like a shaker card??
My second card features the same background: a rainbow floral cascade, but this time instead of stamping the images full strength with these super juicy ink pads, I chose to stamp off once to create a more subtle color palette. (If rainbow can even be called “subtle” haha!) I simply inked up my floral stamps from the Happy Blooms stamp set using Scarlet, Pumpkin, Dandelion, Lime, Sea, Heather, and Princess inks, stamping first on a piece of scrap paper off to the side before stamping my pattern on my white cardstock.
After I had finished stamping my background pattern, I matted the panel with a slightly larger panel of Black Cardstock, creating a thin black frame around the outside of my patterned panel. I used the coordinating shade of Rainbow Splash Gems for the centers of each flower, adding some delicious texture and sparkle to the card front. I heat embossed a greeting from the Happy Blooms set and mounted it in the corner of my card front using foam adhesive for a little extra height.
My last card is probably my most involved project for today. I began by blending a full size A2 panel and a slightly smaller panel of white cardstock using Scarlet, Pumpkin, Dandelion, Lime, and Sea inks on the edges of approximately the same areas on both panels. I ran the full size panel through my die cut machine with the Twinkling Stars embossing folder from the Rainbow Splash release, then blended a bit more over the top with the same colors to make those embossed stars stand out a bit more.
After I had finished blending, I stamped the balloons from the Birthday Wishes stamp set on the upper right hand corner of my smaller blended panel, trying to keep the stamped balloon colors consistent with the blended areas. I used the Birthday Wishes Dies to die cut a glittery star-shaped balloon using Luxe Glitter Cardstock-Basic. I love that the holographic glitter picks up on the rainbow colors of the background! I heat embossed a greeting from Birthday Wishes on some black cardstock and trimmed them down into strips. I added an ever-so-slightly larger piece of vellum behind my balloon panel to frame it on the star-embossed background and popped it up with foam adhesive. Finally, I added a few Gems for some sparkle!
Well, that’s all for these projects! I hope you’re loving the new Rainbow Splash line from STAMPtember, as well as all of the fabulous collaborations announced each day! This month is so darn fun and really celebrates the stamping community as a whole. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!