All About the Rainbows

I'm gonna blame these creations on my bestie.  She has been sending me photos of her rainbow card creations and I caught the rainbow fever.  I spent one afternoon making these cards with things I already had in my stash.  

The first card was the beginning of the rainbow rabbit hole.  I used one of my Simon Says Stamp Stencils and a selection of Distress Inks.  Then I pulled a rainbow sentiment from a retired stamp set and added a few black butterflies.  I really love using black and white elements with rainbows.


Card two uses a Crafter's Workshop stencil with the same selection of Distress Inks that I already had on the table.  I'm not sharing specific colors, because it doesn't matter, pick the colors of the rainbow from the inks you have.  Again I added a sentiment and black butterflies, but I added a few little gems to pull the design together.


The third and fourth cards have backgrounds created from spritzing the stencil and making a first and second printing.  I added rainbows using a retired My Favorite Things die and Simon Says Stamp cloud dies to both card fronts, then stamped a sentiment on each.  



Cards five and six use the same background technique as three and four.  I kept card five clean and simple with the addition of a rainbow and small sentiment.


For the sixth card, I added a rainbow with a cloud on one end and a sentiment banner on the other.  The background on this one is the second printing from the ink on the stencil.


Card seven is bold with the rainbow being the only color element on the card.  I used a big bold sentiment to make this card really pop.


My final card in the rainbow collection was inspired by a commercial greeting card I saw on Pinterest.  It's a bit less traditional and just plain fun with an upsidedown rainbow.


I hope this inspires you to go and create some rainbows.  I will be revisiting this idea in the future, as I have a few ideas to create some variations on the theme.  Continuing on with the theme of using what you have, dig through your supplies, and pull out all your rainbow goodies.  If you feel the need to purchase a few goodies please consider using my affiliate links to Simon Says Stamp, My Favorite Things, and Scrapbook.com.

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