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Rainbow Resist Card using Color Shots

Hi Peeps - today I have a quick, fun and funky rainbow coloured card using Color Shots from Lindy's Stamp Gang to show you.


What I used:

  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Shots: Bells of Ireland Green, Magnolia Magenta Gold, Hottie Patottie Hot Pink, Bachelor Button Blue, Witch's Potion Purple, Rhododendron Rose Red and
    Marigold Yellow Orange.
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray on leaf - Bells of Ireland Green
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz - Royal Amethyst Fire
  • Pink Paislee Resist Cardstock - 12 x 12 Mistables
  • Prima Leaf - Spotlight A
  • Prima Say it in Crystals (Black corner embellishments cut from border edging)
  • I Am Roses Magnolia flower (large) and black bead spray
  • Flower coloured with Copic Markers and Glitz Spritz - Royal Amethyst Fire
  • Glossy Accents (to adhere flower, ribbon, leaf)
  • Black Opulence Ribbon from The Paper Temptress
  • Eclipse Black 100 Card from the Paper Temptress
  • Stickles - Stardust

What I did:

Cut resist card to size and choose a rainbow of Color Shots, you could also chose to create a monotone card eg: all different blues.  My shots have been pre-mixed with water. 
The special Pink Paislee Resist Cardstock - 12 x 12 Mistables card, thatI am using has an embossed pattern in clear already on the card.  If you don't have this but still want the same effect, then choose a pale piece of card, stamp a bold image or pattern using Versamark Clear Watermark ink pad (or other clear ink pad) and emboss using clear embossing powder - this will create a clear resist pattern.  This is the first thing you should do before adding any colour. 
If you have the card stock I am using, the embossing has already been done for you :O)


Using a small spoon or pop stick, spoon a small amount of each colour onto top edge of card, making sure each colour touches the one next to it like this... Uvs130317-002a


Gently tilt the card to allow colours to run.


Add more colour if needed, if you prefer the drippy look, stop at this step and allow colours to dry (when dry remove excess colour from resist design with a baby wipe)

Spritz card with water to make colours wick and bleed.


Once again - tilt card so that colours run, the excess will run off - I use this excess colour on tags or pages so I don't waste it..


Use a paper towel to wipe excess colour from the resist design (use can remove any stubborn colour with a baby wipe).  Wipe from top to bottom (in line with colours not across) and change paper towel after each wipe so as not to contaminate the colours. Uvs130317-012a

Leave flat to dry (this won't take long).


 Now you could use this as the base for an image, die cut it, use as journal background, but I thought this was so pretty I didn't really want to cover it up!   In an effort to show off my background, I added some black card, ribbon and embellishments to contrast with all those colours, plus a flower I had previously coloured and this is the result.....


Have fun with this technique, is so simple and fun that it might just be addictive!