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Rainbow Cards|Multiple cards using the same die cuts

Bearly Art's Cards for Cubs|Erin Lee Creative|Ink Blended backgrounds|Prepping die cuts for many cards

These cards were inspired by an instagram post by #bearlyarts for a card drive for foster kids. The drive is called #cardsforcubs which starts March 1. Details can be found here

I had purchased the Somewhere Rainbow Kit from Erin Lee Creative a while back loving all the rainbow items in the set. I just never got around to using them. I thought the card drive was the perfect time to pull out the Somewhere Rainbow Die to make some birthday and encouragement cards.

I die cut the rainbow several times using multiple colors of cards stock. I die cut each of the colors 3 times so I could stack them. I also cut some of the rainbows with holographic cardstock and glitter cards stock and stacked them with 2 layers of white cardstock.

Once all the pieces where stacked and glued I sorted them into the rainbow color combinations I was going to use on the cards. Then put them into old packaging to keep them organized. I'm not sure about you, but when I make an attempt at assembling multiple cards I get stuck very quickly in the selection of what background or sentiments I am going to use... especially if I want to change up each of the cards a little. Sorting the rainbows before starting assembly did help a bit. I was able to look at the color combos and decide which would work better with cool or warm tone backgrounds. I also used the negative space of the die cut to line up and glue the rainbows down on the cards. This also helped a bit with speed. I still find I am soooooo slow but the prep does help me move the cards along a faster.

I inked the background with three colors of blue ink to create an ombre look.

The sentiment was stamped in Versa Fine Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder

The sentiments were heat embossed on Tim Holtz Distress Black Card stock - This can also be found at Michael's and JoAnn's so you can use a coupon.

Sunshine Background - MFT Radiating Rays Stencil

Sentiment (Left Card) - Hero Arts Sunflower Fields

Sentiment (Right Card) - Gina K Designs Be the Rainbow

Background - Hero Arts Bursting with Love Cling Stamp Also can be found at JoAnn's and can be purchased with coupons

The Background was heat embossed with white embossing powder on pool cardstock and ink blended with Altenew ink.

Background (Left Card) - Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Background Die

Background (Right Card) - Mama Elephant Cloudy Day Die

Background - Hero Arts Starry Night Brushstroke Cling stamp This can also be found at JoAnn's and can be purchased with a coupon.

Thanks for stopping bye. I hope you enjoyed the cards and it inspires you to create cards for a good cause. #cardsforcubs

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