A Rainbow Sentiment

A Rainbow Sentiment

Hey friends...it's all about the sentiments this week at Crafty Meraki and I'm sharing a project made using the new Hello hot foil plate and matching die, from the newest release.  Follow along as I fill you in on how I made it!

I wanted to achieve a rainbow look, but by using only 3 colours.  I started with a piece of mixed media cardstock ( I always find I get best results ink blending on mixed media or even watercolour paper)  I taped off a 3/4" space with some masking tape, however be sure to remove some of the tackiness from the tape before or it will tear your paper when removing it....I always stick it on my clothes for maybe 10 secs before going to my paper with it.  Be sure to use a ruler or a grid work surface to measure where the tape will be placed and also to make sure that they are put on the cardstock straight.  

Start blending with yellow distress ink in the taped/masked off 3/4" space.  Once finished with the yellow ink blending, move one piece of tape up 1/2" on the ink blended yellow area and another piece 3/4" above the other piece.  This should leave you with 3/4" of a masked off area and with 1/4" of that on the yellow blended area.  Blend your next colour of ink and continue doing this until you have all your colours blended and are happy with it.

Mask off the entire white area and add some gold ink splatters.  Allow that to dry and add your hot foil plate exactly where you want it on the ink blended rainbow.  Secure it down with some low tack tape at the top of it to create a sort of hinge.  Add a piece of gold foil in between your cardstock and hot foil plate, being sure to have the matte side of the foil facing your cardstock as that will be the side that will transfer to your paper.  Run it through your die cutting machine once ready to go and then cut out using the coordinating die and cut out 2 extra blank hellos to add the dimension.

Stack your 3 diecut hellos together, ensuring the hot foiled one is on the top.I forgot to mention that when you diecut the hot foiled and ink blended hello, to be sure you keep every little piece nook and cranny from in between the letters. Add your stacked diecut hello back in the blank space and add all the little pieces back in, to keep the rainbow ink blending uniform.

Add this to an A2 cardbase and well, no card of mine is complete without some gorgeous sparkle from Crafty Meraki, so of course finish it off with a scattering of Meraki Sparkle Gold gems.

I hope that you have enjoyed my post for today and that I have helped to inspire you in some small way.  Head on over and check out all the amazing new products in this latest release....it's pretty fabulous!  Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time,

Michelle :)

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