Rainbow Maker Day 4

This might be my favorite card in the class so far! I used shimmer watercolors to make the background like Kristina's, which I used on the card below. Then I cut out the letters using CZ Design's Everett Alphabet, cut the birthday die on shimmer paper, and added a sequin to dot the letter i. Love the way it turned out on the black cardstock!

This card was made with the rainbow background of shimmer watercolors. I learned that, even with a magnetic cutting pad, I need to tape the letters down to keep them in line. But, no worries! I added the balloons to give the impression that they were trying to push my wayward "h" out of place. Nice save, right? For a bit of bling I added liquid crystal drops and dusted them with ultra fine glitter.



I had a lot of fun with Cathy Zielske's die cutting lesson, a nice break from inking practice in the previous lessons (which I haven't finished yet; going backwards). 

Since I have a set of eight circle Framelit dies from Sizzix, I used those to make eight sets of circles in eight different colors. Then, I challenged myself to make eight rainbow circles, each one using all the colors. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Believe me, it was kind of like math, i.e., not readily apparent to me.

After several tries I figured out a system of alternating colors that was so simple I can't think of an excuse for not knowing how to do it in the first place. But, hey, I finished four birthday cards fairly quickly. A big help was using Stick-It sheets to keep the rings in place.

Pre-Rainbow Play

Excited about tomorrow's first Rainbow Maker class at Online Card Classes! 

I also couldn't wait to use my new Everett Alphabet dies from Cathy Zielske, so as soon as I had them snipped apart, mounted on a magnet sheet, and filed in my die binder, I took them out and made this card.

Used distress oxide inks for the background, running it through my Big Kick with an embossing folder for some texture. Then, because they're distress oxides I could t resist a spritz, this time of shimmer spray, before mounting the letters and sentiment.