A Rainbow of FUN with Jess Larsen!

Hi bloggers! Happy Saturday to you!  You wouldn’t know it today, but just a few days ago in Ohio we had freezing temperatures and a big heap of snow! Thank goodness the weather is turning around! With the help of Jess Larsen, and her cheery disposition, we’re getting ready to welcome in spring with open arms! Below Jess will explain to you her creative process, and she even made a video to detail how to make the card. How fabulous! Enjoy!

It still feels pretty wintery here in the mid west, but despite the dreary weather, I am determined to create bright and happy cards!  Today’s card is nearly one layer and full of rainbow goodness!  I started by masking off the top and bottom of the card front, so I was just left with a center panel. Then, I created half inch stripes of rainbow using a variety of distress inks.  My grid mat was a huge help here!  I was able to line up the masks to the lines on my mat to get even stripes.  The stripes looked a bit too perfect for me, so I decided to mist them using Studio Calico’s Mr. Huey’s in Opaque White and Blizzard.  The Blizzard color is amazing!  It adds just a bit of iridescent shine to the stripes and it’s a perfect, more subtle alternative to glitter or Perfect Pearls.  Misting is great, but I especially love to layer it over Distress Inks. Distress Inks react with water and begin to wick, or spread out, when misted creating even more varieties of colors.  It’s a great look!

With such a bold, bright card front, I needed a sentiment that would stand out and hold it’s own.  So, I chose “Just Saying Hello” from Lawn Fawn’s Grand Greetings. This set rocks and is full of large scale sentiments. I heat embossed the sentiment in white. To finish everything off, and really drive home the rainbow concept, I layered some puffy clouds on the rainbow, using the Simon Says Stamp talk bubble die. I explain everything more in detail in the quick video I took of the process!

Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Jess for making this awesome card!

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