Hi friends! Preeti Datta (Dutt Preety) on the Lindy’s blog today to show you step by step how to create Clean and Simple Rainbow Cards using Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers.
To make our Clean and Simple Cards, we will use very few supplies. These cards are happy, cheerful, super simple to make and very addictive! We will use 7 beautiful rainbow-inspired colors of Lindy’s Magical Shakers along with a few simple shape dies. You can also use punches instead of dies or even cut out strips of the colored papers using your paper trimmer. The same idea can be used to decorate tags, art journal pages, canvases etc.
To begin, cut out 7 panels of thick watercolor paper (300 gsm). Also, die-cut a couple of rectangular stitched panels using thick watercolor paper. The stitching border adds subtle detail to the otherwise simple cards.
Next, choose 7 rainbow-inspired colors of Lindy’s beautiful Magical Shakers. I chose Polka Purple, Bavarian Blue, Time Travel Teal, Lederhosen Laurel, Yodeling Yellow, Oktoberfest Orange and Cuckoo Clock Cardinal. Sprinkle a little pigment powder from each of the magical shakers into a paint palette and dissolve these in a little water. This is my favorite method for using Magicals and magical shakers because it gives a uniform color and you have control over where the color goes.
Now use a water brush to pick up the diluted colors and paint the 7 watercolor paper panels. Paint the panel however you like best. Add splatters or create an ombre, color gradient effect. Adding more pigment will create darker hues whereas using more diluted colors will give pastel hues. I’ve kept these panels super simple with a uniform color.
These are our rainbow-inspired panels colored using Magical Shakers. They can be used in various ways. We can punch out shapes or stamp on them or heat emboss some designs/patterns on them. The possibilities are endless.
Next, die cut the rainbow panels using some of your favourite dies. Here, we’ve used a paint splatter design and star shaped dies. This will yield multiple coloured die cuts.
Next, for the sentiments, die-cut black and white cardstock using your favorite word dies. The black die cut adhered a little off-centre acts as a shadow to the white die cut. (You can even stamp the sentiment or use stickers. Whatever you have in your stash will work).
Adhere two white die cuts to create some dimension on the word and then heat emboss the words twice using Lindy’s Purely White EP. This creates an added dimension and gives shine. Then, adhere the black die-cut behind the heat embossed word, a little to the left, to create a shadow effect. Using Lindy’s Gang Gripper while heat embossing makes it really easy to hold die-cuts without burning your fingers.
In the end, gather all the elements (rainbow-colored die cuts, heat embossed word die cuts, stitched paper panels, and sequins), create a visually pleasing composition and adhere all the elements using a strong glue. Then, adhere the card panels to white card bases using 3D foam tape for added dimension.
Here are some photos of the finished Clean and Simple Rainbow Cards…
- Magical Shakers- Polka Purple, Bavarian Blue, Time Travel Teal, Lederhosen Laurel, Yodeling Yellow, Oktoberfest Orange and Cuckoo Clock Cardinal.
- Embossing Powders- Purely White EP.
- Cutploration Dies; Winnie & Walter Word Cutaways; Dovecraft Dies; Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies; Canson Watercolour Paper; Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue; Versamark Watermark Inkpad & Ranger’s Heat Tool.