Slimline Stencils and Rainbow Backgrounds

Rainbow colors are still on trend, and there is loads of rainbow card inspiration out there. Most of these ideas scream rainbow! Which is totally good, but...what if you aren't totally into rainbows, or maybe you don't want your card to scream rainbow? Can you have your rainbow, but not? Of course you can! The card I'm sharing today has a rainbow background created with a slimline stencil from, but with the addition of some black die cuts, I was able to tone it down a bit and keep it from screaming rainbow while still having all the rainbow color goodness!

Thank You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Flower Garden Slimline Stencil and Rainbow Background

I began with a piece of Distress White Heavystock cut to 3.5 x 8.5 inches, the Flower Garden Slimline Stencil, Mint Tape, Ink Blending Tools, and a rainbow of Distress Inks. The Distress Ink colors I used are Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet. I applied the colors in rainbow order along a diagonal angle. After all of the colors were applied I then spritzed the piece with my Distress Sprayer and dried it with my heat tool.

After I finished ink blending the background, I used the smallest Nested Ticket Slimline die to cut the stenciled background paper and the next largest to die cut a piece of white cardstock to layer behind it.

What about the yellow background paper you ask? This was actually some scrap paper from the gel plate backgrounds I recently created using the Little Boxes Stencil. Gotta love when something you could consider "trash", gets a new life!

Before I adhered the panels together, I used the Tim Holtz Flower Field Thinlits to die cut black cardstock.  I cut out the flowers twice and placed one on the top and the other on the bottom and then trimmed off any that was hanging over the side.

To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from the Waffle Flower Crafts Essential Sentiments Stamp Set and popped it up with some double sided foam adhesive.

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out this Slimline Stencils and Rainbow Backgrounds blog post. I hope you enjoyed learning how keep the rainbows without them having to scream at you!


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