Walkin' with a rainbow when the sun shines through when it's been rainy brings a bit of a bounce to the step, that optimism bounce. My card featured a House Mouse image triple stamped with a Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pad and framed with a holographic die cut.
Putting It Together
I started this project with a very very very vague idea with a triple stamping of a single image. I did a bunch of experimenting with the stamping until I found what worked and fit an idea for a card.
To do my multi stamping, I started with making a mask. I stamped on lightweight printer paper and fussy cut the image. I added removable adhesive to the back of the mask to hold it in place.
I stamped the image with Rich Cocoa and then covered it with the mask for the next stamping. I moved the card stock and stamped again. A stamp positioner like the Misti makes that so much easier than an acrylic block. I covered the second stamping with the mask to do the third stamping.
Later in my experiments, I added additional masking with Post-It Notes.
I started with 3 browns but something about it just wasn't really gelling. I left it, went to sleep and work the next day, and ruminated on it. I pondered stuff in my stash and remembered the Kaleidacolor stamp pad I bought last summer at one of the garage sales sponsored by a local scrapbooking store. And an idea blossomed. It still took me a few tries (and I point out the flaws in the collage above) until I got the final image.
Ta da! I did the second stamping with the multi-colour pad without re-inking. My intent is that it looks like movement with a rainbow following the bunny, cast by her.
I pulled a frame from my stash and dry fit it for sizing.
I die cut the chain frame from holographic foiled paper for more hints of rainbow.
I liked how the holographic paper looked on this dark blue-green.
I cut out the middle to make it a frame and dry fit it with the sentiment. And... hated it. It was too dark and made everything so dull.
So... I switched to a bright yellow paper from the Lawn Fawn watercolour pad. I cut an oval for the sentiment with a pink paper from the same pad. I dry fit it all together and felt it was a good look.
I stamped the sentiment with Fushcia and dry fit it in a different placement. I also cut a white heavy cardstock frame to go under the yellow to add a very thin dimension.
After adhering everything, I painted the shoes and purse of the rabbit with Nuvo Crystal Drops using a waterbrush and added Nuvo Glitter Drops to the necklace. I also added petite posies in the complete links.
Inside, I used Distress ink with Clarity brush and a My Favorite things stencil to add a sunburst because rainbows need the sun and the sun has a feeling of optimism. I also added a sentiment using the Kaleidacolor pad.
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