Welcome back, friends! If you saw my bright and cheery cards made with the June Kits from Spellbinders already, I have another one to add to that collection! I fell in love with rainbow watercolor and vibrant black polka dots, so I decided to add those things together on today’s card.
Watch the Video Tutorial
Rainbow Watercolor with Zigs
You know I love my Zigs, right? One of my favorite things to do with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers is to grab the colors magenta, cyan, and yellow to create a vibrant rainbow background. Here’s how- color onto a stamp block with your Zigs. I keep the colors in ranbow order- so magenta, yellow, blue. Then, spritz the color with a little water from a spray bottle and squish it onto your card base. The color will spread and blend together to create a rainbow on your paper! You can play around with the amount of water you add, too. Less water will make more vibrant spots; more water will help colors run into each other more!
If you want to speed up the drying process, use a heat tool on your watercolor. Or, just make a number of these backgrounds ahead of time and set them aside to air dry.
Glimmer with Hot Foil
I love the addition of black hot foil to my foil collection. I think it looks so stunning against the bright rainbow colors.
I added the foil to my card base by using Yana’s Polka Dot Glimmer Plate with the black foil. I also added the sentiment in black foil. The sentiment is a glimmer plate from the Spellbinder’s June Glimmer Kit. How pretty is that scripty font?
Embellish with Florals
The very last thing I did on this card was add some florals that I die cut with the Spellbinders Small Die Kit for June. I cut these flowers out of Bristol smooth paper, and then watercolored them again using my Zigs. I was then able to cluster the flowers together on opposite corners of my card using some liquid glue.
Then, the whole rainbow sentiment panel was popped up over the polka dot card base using foam adhesive. Voila! A bright, cheery birthday card!
To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, June 28th, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.
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Until next time,
66 Comments Add yours
Wow, I love the soft pastels and glimmer foil!
Oh my gosh! I ❤ that Zig watercolor technique using the acrylic block! See…this is why I love YouTube videos! Learning things! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your process – so appreciate it! Your card is delightful!
Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the soft colors and those beautiful flower die cuts!
Beautiful coloring. Love the dots in
the background. thanks for sharing
Enjoyed the video as usual. I look forward to seeing what you do with the glimmer kit until I get mine at the end of the month. Never would’ve thought to use the polka dot background in that way. Thank you!
Very pretty card design. Love the colors.
Love your card! Great background technique!
I love the colors and style. Very nice card. Been busy with my June glimmer kit
Love the pastel colors. 🙂
Wow! I just love those flowing colors. You have quite a talent for making the colors. Such a beautiful card.
I really like the mix of graphic polka dots and pretty pastel florals.
I’m loving the colors you used!
Your card is so pretty and festive all at the same time! I love the bright colors paired with the black and white polka dots!
Great cards! Such a cool technique with the Zigs!
This is my first time visiting your blog and I absolutely love what you do! Thank you for the inspiration you truly did inspired me to try some new things!