Easel Card - A Positivity Rainbow

There are so many beautiful rainbow cards out there that I wanted my take to be slightly different. This is s super easy easel card, almost like a cheat way, so perfect if you are in a rush, but still gives a great effect


This is my entry to the Polkadoodle anything goes challenge week 23 Full Detail are available here

 They are also calling for new DT team members and the thought did cross my mind, but I do not think I have enough experience yet. 


The full details are on the linked blog post if any you lovely crafters fancy applying. Alas I digress back to my rainbow card...


A full video showing how I made this is available on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner




What I Used

1 sheet A4 Hunkydory Adorable Scoreable Card
1 Sheet White Stamping Card
Green Card
Post it Notes as masks
Polkadoodle Stamp Soup Circling Around
The Craft Worka Stencil in Aspen trees
Blending tool
Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord
Double Sided Tape
Tough Times Charity Stamp set by Creative
Dovecraft Embossing Stamp Pad 
Papermania clear embossing powder 
Heat Tool 
Paper Trimmer 
Scoreboard
Foam Squares
Double Sided Tape
Spectrum Noir Finesse in Black
Square Nesting Die
Die Cutting Machine

Instructions
Using the black finesse ink and the polkadoodles stamp soup I stamped a scene and masked it using post it notes 

Place a strip of double sided tape down each side to.secure your stencil and place stencil over the top of the masked images

Blend the distress ink over the stencil approximate 3/4 Inch for each colour



I used festive berries, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, cracked Pistachio, salty ocean then dusty concord.
Once happy remove the stencil and the masks and trim the image to 4 1/4 Inch by 5 1/2 Inch. 

This was mounted on a piece of green card 4 3/4 Inch by 5 1/2 Inch

Take the A4 card and trim to 5 1/4 Inches. Scoring at 3 3/4 Inch and 7 3/4 Inch. Fold these as a valley and then a mountain.

Using a square nesting die measuring 2 3/4 Inch cut a piece of the green card. Use the next size down die and cut a piece of white card. The card uses the sentiment 'sometimes a rainbow is better than a pot of gold' from the tough times charity stamp set by Creative. Heat emboss the sentiment in clear and colour the sentiment in the same  colour order as the trees

Place this sentiment on the edge of the card in the middle and mark around it. Cut away the parts that it does not touch (see picture below)

Stick the sentiment down using double sided tape on the front edge and foam squares on the back edge. It should be slanting. 

Use double sided tape to secure your rainbow image to the third folded panel and tuck it behind your sentiment to stand it up

Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting

Mrs H xxx

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful easel card and love the rainbow background
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you, it was one that felt good to make

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  2. Such a pretty card and using post it's to mask, what a great idea I use some cheep washi and cross my fingers as I peel it off

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    1. I have never had a problem with the post its, I have had a problem with washi tape taking my image off with it. You can buy a special low tack masking paper, which is reuseable I just didnt have alot left. I tend to use this for my favourite stamps as I know I will use it time and time again

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  3. Wow! This is beautiful and really cool... great masking! Love your rainbow card... it is very different and quite beautiful!

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  4. Love the bright background and beautiful design. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)
    My Little Patch of Heaven

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