Friday, March 23, 2018

Feature Friday - Rainbow Wishes - Concord & 9th Guest Design

Hey folks!

I'm here today for another Feature Friday for Concord & 9th! In today's video I'm sharing the Rainbow Wishes Stamp and Die Set. I'm going to show you how I take a single die and do some partial die cutting to make my own cloud border!

If you would like to see what I did with the BANNERS & BLOOMS Stamp Set and the RIBBON BANNER Die, click HERE. You can go HERE to see the cards I made using the SEMICIRCLE TURNABOUT Stamp Set as well.

You can watch the video on how I made my cards HERE. You can also click on the thumbnail link below.

Outside of the working out the logistics of the partial die cutting this card was a breeze! I started by die cutting my rainbow from LAWN FAWN Cardstock with the dies from the RAINBOW WISHES Die Set. Also, with the exception of the rainbow, all of my cardstock was Neenah SOLAR WHITE 80 lb. cardstock.

I love how these dies were designed! Each arch is it's own die, so you don't have to cut out a bazillion in each color. I have my color choices listed in the thumbnail links below.

If you have the RAINBOW WISHES Stamp Set, each arch is also separate from the others so you could stamp them instead. If I were to do that, I would definitely use my MISTI Stamping Tool and I would use Avery Elle, MAGENTA, FIZZ, DAISY, CELERY, AQUAMARINE and SUGAR PLUM. I share in the video how I used Glad PRESS N' SEAL to adhere the rainbow to my card.

I would choose these inks for a couple of reasons. For starters, they're a pigment so they won't dry back and soften like a dye ink. Secondly, they're perfect colors for a rainbow! I did use SILVER FOX Ink by Avery Elle and a Ranger MINI Blending Tool to ink the edges of the cloud panels and the 3 smaller clouds. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in TUMBLED GLASS to ink blend the background behind rainbow.

Partial die cutting is such a neat trick. I share with you how I do this in the VIDEO, so do be sure to check that out. The best way to approach almost any partial die cut, is to make sure that you have a good base line drawn on your panel before you start cutting. It helps a bunch to get that top plate lined up correctly.
You can use any die cutting machine you like as long as your panel will fit through it. In this case, I needed it go through at an angle so I had to keep that in mind. Also. While I used the Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting Machine in my video, I did a test run on my Sizzix BIG SHOT to see if I would like how it looked. I noticed that the Platinum applies more pressure further down the panel than the Big Shot. Both plates, on both machines were lined up to the line, but the Platinum still cut further down. Both are excellent machines, just something to keep in mind.  

I added loads of Nuvo Aqua Shimmer CLEAR Glitter Gloss to the rainbow and heat embossed scraps of paper with VERSAMARK Ink and Hero Arts SILVER Embossing Powder, then die cut some hearts from the RAINBOW WISHES Dies.

I also heat embossed the sentiment from the RAINBOW WISHES Stamp Set, in Versafine ONYX BLACK Ink and Hero Arts CLEAR Embossing Powder.

That's it!

Also be sure to check out HEATHER RUWE and ROWENA MINIACI. These lovely ladies have some inspiration for you today as well! 

Next week, I'll be back with my last Friday Feature and I'll be sharing the POSIE FILL-IN Stamp Set and DIES.

I hope you enjoyed my cards today! DISCOVER more projects on my Youtube Channel. Do be sure to subscribe if you haven't and also tap that notification bell so you don't miss any future videos. As always Thanks So Much for stopping by!

Until next time.

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