Thursday, June 10, 2021

Make a Rainbow Background Card

 Hello everyone! 

Today I have my first GSL DT post for June and this time I have this rainbow-coloured card to share with you.


For this card I wanted a bright rainbow background and also to use some of the metallic embellishments I made a few weeks ago in this post. I cut a piece of watercolour paper 6 x 8.5 inches - the width is necessary to accommodate the width of the chevron words.

I used these Mijello Mission Gold watercolour samples to make this rainbow background.

I started with the magenta, then yellow and then used the magenta and yellow together to make orange.  Next I added the green, then the blue samples, and for the violet part of the rainbow, used the same blue and the magenta together. 

Make the card base

To make the card base, a piece of card measuring 12 x 8.5 inches is needed.  I do have 12 x 12 inch white card but since this card was so colourful, I wanted to use yellow card which is in the standard 8.5 x 11 inch size.  So the card base had to be made from two pieces, but if you have 12 x 12 inch card, just make a card base as normal.  If you need to make it in from two pieces, here's how:  cut one piece the same size as the card front - 6 x 8.5 inches - and one piece that is 0.25 inch wider - 6.25 x 8.5 inches.

Score the card at the quarter inch mark and then run some white glue down the score mark and glue the front to the back.

Make sure to glue the overlap on the outside as this will hide it when the card front is in place and you won't see it in the inside.

Gold Splatters Card Front

Add some gold metallic ink splatters to the card front and some gold ink around the card edges.

Once everything is dry on the front, add some PVA to the back of the watercolour paper and adhere to the card base.

Adding the Sentiment

Using a pencil, mark the centre of the card to make it easier to line up the chipboard words.

Mark where you want the chipboard words to go, spaced evenly down the card front.

Mark out some pencil lines to help keep the handwriting straight, then in waterproof pen, write the words to go in between the chipboard words to make the overall sentiment.  When the ink is dry, remove all the pencil lines.

Glue the chipboard words in place using PVA glue and the card is finished!

I hope this project inspires you to make your own rainbow card. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Empire of the Cat

Project Recipe:

Chevron Words
watercolour paper, watercolour paint in rainbow colours, gold acrylic ink, black waterproof pen, card base, gold embossing powder, embossing ink,