05 April 2018

Rainbow Day - Multi-stamping, masking, stenciling, die cuts

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.



House Mouse and Friends: Multiple Images
Scribbles Designs: Bunny Hop
Tuesday Throwdown: Rainbow Colours
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Trio of Something
The Paper Shelter: Girl Power
Watercooler Wednesday: Feminine
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes


  1. FABULOUS. Brilliant creation. Thanks so much for entering into our 'MULTIPLE STAMPING' current challenge and good luck in the draw. . {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  2. Gorgeous card clever multiple stamping to. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  3. What a fun stamping idea! This is fabulous!! Thanks so much for linking up to the DRU Anything Goes Challenge. Best of luck to you!

  4. WOW! I am totally crazy about this colorful hoppers make! Absolute LOVE the creativity here on using the adorable image multiple times! Thx for the great tutorial on how it came about too! WONDERFUL take on my theme! Thx so much for playing along on my challenge at HMFMC. Hope you had FUN! Best of luck to you! America :)

  5. This is a darling card! Love the way you created it! What a great idea & the result is adorable! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes DRU" challenge at Dies R Us!

  6. Your card is so cute, and very unique and clever design. Love how you stamped it again several times to create your clever design. Thanks so much for playing along with us and sharing your card at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  7. Rijackie such a cute card

    Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Goodluck and hope we see you again.

    Gr Karin DT Member

  8. Isn't it amazing when a card idea isn't working on, to go sleep on it. Sometimes those aha moments happen in the middle of the night for me. I love how you morphed your original concept into the finished model. So wonderful to see the rainbow bunny shadow trail off behind her. Lovely card. I really like the holographic chain line around the outside of the card too. Thanks so much for sharing your project and how you got there, at the "Feminine" Anything Goes challengeat the Watercooler this week. Love it!

  9. Gorgeous card Rijacki :-) when I saw the thumbnail I just thought 'WOW' and couldn't wait to pop over here to see how you made this! Thanks so much for sharing your step by step photos. I love the rainbow of colours and the sentiment is perfect! Absolutely FABULOUS! :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
    Lols x x x

  10. I truly enjoyed reading your process on creating; funny how walking away often brings even better results. Love the rainbow effect on the multi stamped image! Thanks for entering into the Tuesday Throwdown challenge!

  11. Cute image and what a great effect on stamping one over another. Cool idea, thanks for sharing. Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  12. Thanks for the 'How To' Rijacki, love the way your final work looks- and your little storie made me smile ;)
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at HMFMC !!
    Dorte x

  13. Such a cute bunny! I love your rainbow. Thanks for joining us at watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  14. Great card Rijacki, love the house mouse and hopper images. Great technique. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

  15. Awesome card - love the effect you got with the stamping!
    Lovely to see you playing at House Mouse & Friends!
    Helen x (GDT)

  16. Fantastic effect with the rainbow masking! Have to try this when I get time.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Good luck! Nick DT

  17. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us… it fits perfectly with our “Bunny Hop” challenge theme… please join us next time and Good Luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

  18. This is such a fun card, and you achieved such a great look of movement with your multi-stamping. Apologies for taking so long to come and comment. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT


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