Trendy Tuesday Rainbow Colors

by Katherine Elliot

 Tired of a seeing gray or white when gazing out your window at a wintry landscape?  Not yet ready for the parade of pink and red that accompanies so many Valentines?  Rainbow colors are a happy palette no matter the season, and the talented artists featured today found many creative ways to use the cheerful colors on their projects.  Get ready to be inspired with a rainbow of color!

Card by Ardyth Percy-Robb, image source MASKerade

Ardyth Percy-Robb’s clean and simple style showcases wonderfully colored creations.  Her handcolored rainbow snowflake card above and stamped sentiment card below show off how pretty rainbow colors can be even on the dreariest days.

Card by Ardyth Percy-Robb, image source MASKerade

A bright one layer card can cheer up any one’s mood.  JJ Bolton used masked and sponged leaf shapes on her beautiful one layer card below…

Card by JJ Bolton, featuring stamps from Avery Elle, image source Ribbon Girls

 While coloring and stamping are fun, die cutting strips of colorful cardstock is the least inky way to achieve beautiful rainbow results.  I can think of no better way to use of small strips of colorful scraps, too.  Check out these lovely examples from Corri Garza and Taylor Van Bruggen showing off die cuts from Scrappy Moms and Taylored Expressions.

rainbow_chevronCard by Corri Garza featuring dies from Scrappy Moms, image source Bug Lover Cards

 Card by Taylor Van Bruggen, featuring Chevron cutting plate, image source Taylored Expressions blog

 Combine dies and hand coloring for a unique Valentine or any time greeting.  Jodi Collins’ colorful card features products from My Favorite Things.  Check out the rainbow of color displayed behind the negative impression of the polka dot die cut background.  The background coordinates well with her carefully colored, chunky font sentiment.

 Card by Jodi Collins, featuring My Favorite Things Polka Dot cover up Die-namics and Be Your Best Self stamp, image source Stamping a Latte

Enhance your rainbow motif with an uplifting sentiment.  Bright, rainbow colored designs created by the next artists feature optimistic sentiments to match each of their cheerful cards.

1 Card by Wanda Guess featuring Taylored Expressions Rainy Days dies, image source A Blog Called Wanda

IMG_9285Card by Lisa Johnson, featuring her stamp set for My Favorite Things, Cheerful Blessings, image source Poppy PaperieHustle - Mama Elephant July 2013Card by Karolyn Loncon, featuring Hustle stamp from Mama Elephant, image source Paper Therapy

A rainbow shape is an obvious complement for your colorful display.  Find dies to create perfectly shaped rainbows from companies such as, Lil’ Inker Designs and My Favorite Things.

Card by Nancy Thomas featuring Dream in Color stamp from Reverse Confetti and dies from Lil Inker Designs, image source Creative Palette

Rainbow & Clouds dies from Lil Inker Designs

 Card by Lisa Henke, featuring die and stamp from My Favorite Things, image source My Little Creative Escape Die-namics Rainbow My Favorite Things Rainbow Die-namics steel rule die

Even more options on your sketches and layouts are possible with colorful embellishments used in a rainbow design.  Rainbow colored washi tape makes creating rainbow stripes super simple.  It’s also easy to find every color of the rainbow in trendy tapes to create your own adhesive masterpiece.

Queen and Company - Trendy Tape - Rainbow Stripes

Queen & Co. Rainbow Stripes tape, image source Scrapbook.com

 Stacy cohen Dance in the Rain

Scrapbook page by Stacy Cohen featuring colorful Trendy Tapes from Queen & Co, image source Queen & Co blog

Colorful bling, sequins, and dimensional embellishments can make a big impact on more detailed rainbow color creations.  Hats off to Miradise for this final, magnificent display of a rainbow of color.  Dramatic colors, tulle ribbon, and gorgeous butterflies certainly make this project a show stopper.

Card by Miradise, image source Two Peas in a Bucket Gallery

Ready to stamp, cut or embellish your way into a beautiful rainbow creation?  Shake off the winter blues with a colorful project and you’ll be inspired to make it through any gray day.  Happy crafting, everyone!

6 replies on “Trendy Tuesday – Rainbow Colors”

  1. Beautiful samples of cards with the wonderful rainbow colors! Congrats to the talented who are featured here! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a wonderfully colorful post to read on a snowy day here in New England! I really like reading the Trendy Tuesday Posts and you always amaze me (with all your research and photos.). Bravo!

  3. I have always loved the bright colors. These ideas are great. I love the Two Peas card and will give it a try.

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