Social Stamping Rainbows from Mandy

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Welcome to week 3 of Social Stamping! Thanks again to Kelly Kent for organising this blog host and keeping us all creating and connecting with each other. This weeks theme is Rainbows. It seems to be an uplifting trend at the moment displaying rainbows in house windows along with a teddy or two. Anything to spread a little sunshine and positivity at this challenging time for everyone.

The card I have made is a bright one using the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set. There are some cute little sentiments in this set that I thought went well with today’s theme.

I wanted a bright cheerful rainbow for my card so I used the 2018-2020 in colours for my rainbow, lovely lipstick, grapefruit grove, pineapple punch, call me clover, blueberry bushel. These in colours are set to retire come June this year so I wanted to get them out again and share them with you.

To make the watercolour background, I used a piece of 3″ x 4″ shimmer white card stock. I used my aqua painter to place some water on the card stock being careful not to go all the way to the sides. I then added some ink from my in colour ink pads (I always stamp some ink onto an acrylic block as I find this is easier than trying to squash some ink into the ink pad lid). Gradually, I added each colour trying only to add enough water so that they blend together nicely. Once I was happy with the blended watercolour rainbow, I let this dry completely.

I decided to use black card stock as my base card colour, this to me represents the big black cloud that is often present before the rainbow appears. I cut 5 x 1 inch strips of card stock in each of the colours. I then chose some of my favourite embossing folders to add some extra interest.

The umbrella, gum boots and flowers are stamped using the masking technique. I stamped the flowers first, then covered with a mask. Then I stamped the gum boots, covered them with a mask and finally stamping the umbrella and handle. I fussy cut this out and then glued this to my card but you could also just stamp directly onto the watercoloured piece. I added some white twine around the card before mounting my watercolour piece on dimensionals. My sentiment is embossed using white embossing powder on basic black cardstock then fussy cut out. I also stamped a flower stamp on the inside of my card and coloured with blends and stampin write markers in the coordinating in colours. I also added some retired glitter and clear epoxy shapes (I used the rain drops).

I hope this card and many more on this blog hop will brighten your day. I am looking forward to seeing the colours and inspiration on this hop. Please click on the next button below to see what my lovely friend Nicole Wilson has made to show us. For a complete list of all participating, you can click on the header banner at the top of my post.

Happy Easter and stay safe everyone!

Mandy x

Products Used

  • Under my umbrella stamp set
  • Basic Black Card Stock
  • 2018-2020 in colours cardstock and ink pads (Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call me Clover and Blueberry Bushel)
  • Shimmer White Card Stock
  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Aqua Painter
  • Memento Black Ink
  • White Bakers Twine
  • Selection of Embossing Folders – I used Parisian Floral, Tin Tile, Button, Lace Dynamic (Retired) and Country Floral
  • Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes (Retired)



10 thoughts on “Social Stamping Rainbows from Mandy

  1. There is so much that I love about your card, the Water colour background is such a lovely effect. I like how you kept your image and sentiment to Black and White, which really highlights the Rainbows. Especially love your masking of the images to create the combined image – such a great idea. Chantell


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