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Three of my favorite things come together in today’s card: rainbows, unicorns, and creating unique card designs with multiple techniques. Today I have a video tutorial to share with you (and a give-away!) featuring some Neat & Tangled products.
When it comes to rainbow I’ve noticed I enjoy playing with non-traditional colors (breaking out of the standard rainbow), as well as just working with one part of the rainbow is my personal favorite. I’ve also found playing with watercolors and creating ombre effects and more variation with fewer colors is a real favorite too. While pink is my go-to I challenged myself to step outside the usual for today’s card.
The mane & tail of this unicorn as well as the background technique used are among my favorites right now. I will never grow tired of spraying color onto paste! Want more details? I filmed the process of making this (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 folded) card and created this YouTube video to share with you for a full tutorial.
Supplies Used (links to EllenHutson.com unless otherwise noted):
Unicorn stamp and coordinating dies, stencil (geometric blooms), watercolor paper, gold watercolor, black archival ink, light and fluffy embossing paste (scrapbook.com), Nuvo crystal glaze (link to scrapbook.com), Prima water brush (scrapbook.com), and assorted color mediums (distress ink, clean color, distress spray, prima color spray)
Challenge: Let the rainbow inspire you in some way today! Whether you go for a 2-3 color ombre party or make use of all the colors or are inspired by my card in some way I hope you’re inspired to play.
Tips inspired by my card:
- use a light paste for cards
- work in pieces/batches so if you “ruin” something it’s merely one part of the project
- these techniques will work across the paper crafting spectrum – try them on anything!
- you can always add more color
- don’t be afraid of little whoopsies. It’s hand crafted, not perfection! Enjoy the process!!
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project but don’t run off just yet- you’ll want to leave a comment on this post for sure…
Neat & Tangled generously sent a bunch of fun stuff for me to share with one of you! If you’d like to win some stamps, sequins, and stencils (LOOOOVE all of the above!) leave a comment on this post by July 1, 2017 to be entered for your chance to win. The winner will be drawn at random and posted on a round-up post on the 2nd of July. Thank you to Neat & Tangled for supporting Camp Scrap! Be sure to check out their awesome blog for more card making inspiration and fun.