Hello, Friends and Happy Weekend! I hope you are all doing well. I am still trying to find my way back into the groove of things. I have spent a little bit of time organizing my craft room – it definitely needs a LOT more time. To find some inspiration for actual card making, I looked to the latest Pinkfresh Studio challenge, which is to make something with rainbow colors. I made one card, and then I was inspired to make a second card from the leftovers.

Card 1 Supplies

Pinkfresh Studio – Pop Out Sunburst Die

Pinkfresh Studio – My Favorite Things To Say stamp set 

Tim Holtz – Distress Inks

VersaMark Ink

White Embossing Powder

Spellbinders – Platinum 6


Waffle Flower – Mini Media Mat

Waffle Flower – Blending Brushes

Making the First Card

I first cut a piece of white card stock using the Pop Out Sunburst Die. When I removed the pieces from the die, I made sure to leave as many of the pieces intact, as I turned them over onto my Mini Media Mat. I love ink blending on my media mat because it has a grippy surface that keeps small pieces in place. Once I had all of the pieces in place, including the outline piece, I started ink blending. I went in rainbow order, using the following colors of Distress Inks: Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Squeezed lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mowed Grass, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, and Seedless Preserves. I love how the colors flowed from one to the next!

Once I was done ink blending, I laid a piece of Glad Press’n Seal over the pieces, making sure they were all still in place, and then I flipped them over. I cut pieces of foam tape and put them on each piece. Once I had removed the backing paper to all the foam tape, I laid a white A2 card base on top and pressed down to make sure all the pieces adhered. I flipped it over, removed the outline piece, and was left with a perfectly positioned, dimensional design!

To finish the card, I created the center focal point by first cutting the black circle with the same Pinkfresh Studio die. I then white heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up in the center on foam tape. 

Card 2 Supplies

Pinkfresh Studio – Pop Out Sunburst Die

Spellbinders – Sun Rays Embossing Folder 

My Favorite Things – Stay Cool Die-namics

Mama Elephant – Cloud Nine Die Set

Hero Arts – Nesting Circle Infinity Dies

Hero Arts – Pitch Black Card Stock

VersaMark Ink

Clear Embossing Powder

Waffle Flower – Blending Brushes

Tim Holtz – Distress Inks


Spellbinders – Platinum 6

Making the Second Card

Since I had the leftover outline piece from the first card that was already so perfectly ink blended, I decided to use it right away, rather than stick it in my stash like I normally would. To give some texture to the background, I decided to emboss a piece of white card stock with the Sun Rays Embossing Folder. I then adhered my rainbow outline over the debossed side – the design doesn’t quite line up with the outline, but that’s okay. 

I just recently purchased this fun Stay Cool die set from MFT and figured this was a great time to put it to use. I first cut the glasses out of black card stock – twice. I glued those layers together and then decided to heat emboss it. I laid it on a piece of paper, smooshed the VersaMark ink on it, sprinkled clear embossing powder over it, and then heat set it. I did this a second time. Doing this not only gives it a shiny look, like a real pair of glasses, but it also gives it a rounded, dimensional look. Once I was done with that, I cut small pieces of yellow vellum (you could just color normal vellum with a yellow alcohol ink marker), acetate, and black paper. The black paper layer is in the back, then the yellow vellum, and finally the acetate is on top – those are all glued behind the glasses. 

To create the sun, I first cut a slightly larger circle than the actual center of the sunburst from black card stock. I then laid that circle into the center of the Sunburst die and ran it through my die cutting machine. I was left with the small black outline that you see in the picture – I just had to snip off the small little rays from the outside edge and then glue that over the rainbow outline. I ink blended some yellow Distress Ink in the center. The trick I used to make sure my yellow ink didn’t go outside of the center was to use the negative piece of a circle that I cut from a piece of copy paper.

The tiny smile comes from the smallest die in the Cloud Nine set from Mama Elephant. I could easily have created a similar look by using two small circles from my Infinity die set, but I already had this die in my stash and decided to use it. To finish the card, I cut the “Cool” letters from black card stock (twice) and glued those to the panel. The “You Are So” sentiment is from a retired Avery Elle stamp set. 

That’s it for my cards today! I hope they put a smile on your face. Leave a comment to let me know which card you like the most. As always, thank you for visiting.

Wishing you all a crafty day,


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