I decided to enter the Lawnfanatics color challenge right at the end. I wanted to create a bright and colorful card and this was definitely the challenge to do that!
I wanted a rainbow to be my focal point of the card and I love using embossing paste. I pull out the pearlescent embossing paste from Dreamweavers to try a little shine. Using embossing paste can be messy to clean up, so I took the easy way out and used my cameo silhouette to create a stencil using 110lb white cardstock. I also like to use the thicker cardstock as stencils with the embossing paste because it makes a thick raised impression. I taped this over a white 110lb cardstock I die cut with mft stitched wonky rectangle die-namics.
While my embossed rainbow dried, I stamped my images using memento ink out of 2 Lawn Fawn stamp sets: Happy Trails & Hello Sunshine. I colored with lots of copic markers; Reds: R22, R24, R27, R29 Oranges: YR01, YR02, YR04, YR07 Yellows: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17 Blues: B01, B02, B04, B05 Purples: V12, V15, V17 Greys: N1, N3, N5, N7. I then fussy cut them out.
Once my embossing paste was dry I layered a second cut of the sunray over the paper and taped down on my messy inking sheet. Using my Tim Holtz distress oxide inks: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet, I inked right over the embossing paste. I was hoping for more of the shimmer to come through, but I would have had to mix the inks into the embossing paste before apply to really get that effect. But I am happy with the vibrancy of the colors!
To finish off the card, I used lawn fawn 6×6 pattern paper in yellow polka dots and die cut the grass using mft grassy fields die-namics. I used pop dots to raise the grass and added the stamped images with pop dots and glue. Lastly, I stamped happy trails with versafine ink and used mft stitched tag corner die-namics to create a border. I LOVE the vibrancy of the card and in person the embossing paste really makes a statement on the card!
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