Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Rainbow of FUN with Jess Larsen!

Hi bloggers! Happy Saturday to you!  You wouldn't know it today, but just a few days ago in Ohio we had freezing temperatures and a big heap of snow! Thank goodness the weather is turning around! With the help of Jess Larsen, and her cheery disposition, we're getting ready to welcome in spring with open arms! Below Jess will explain to you her creative process, and she even made a video to detail how to make the card. How fabulous! Enjoy!


It still feels pretty wintery here in the mid west, but despite the dreary weather, I am determined to create bright and happy cards!  Today's card is nearly one layer and full of rainbow goodness!  I started by masking off the top and bottom of the card front, so I was just left with a center panel. Then, I created half inch stripes of rainbow using a variety of distress inks.  My grid mat was a huge help here!  I was able to line up the masks to the lines on my mat to get even stripes.  The stripes looked a bit too perfect for me, so I decided to mist them using Studio Calico's Mr. Huey's in Opaque White and Blizzard.  The Blizzard color is amazing!  It adds just a bit of iridescent shine to the stripes and it's a perfect, more subtle alternative to glitter or Perfect Pearls.  Misting is great, but I especially love to layer it over Distress Inks. Distress Inks react with water and begin to wick, or spread out, when misted creating even more varieties of colors.  It's a great look!

With such a bold, bright card front, I needed a sentiment that would stand out and hold it's own.  So, I chose "Just Saying Hello" from Lawn Fawn's Grand Greetings. This set rocks and is full of large scale sentiments. I heat embossed the sentiment in white. To finish everything off, and really drive home the rainbow concept, I layered some puffy clouds on the rainbow, using the Simon Says Stamp talk bubble die. I explain everything more in detail in the quick video I took of the process!



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101 comments:

  1. Wow!! What a fun bright card and fab tutorial!!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

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  2. This is so cute! I'm definitely going to try make one like this. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Loving your creation for today!! All of the added details really make it shine!! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!! ;)

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  4. Thanks for sharing Jess! That is a fabulous card and I really appreciate the tutorials (I need all the help I can get hehe)... Thanks Sarah

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  5. Love this bright and cheerful card. That misting is a great finishing touch!

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  6. What a fantastic card Jess, and a great video too. Thanks sooo much for sharing your ideas on this here. Have a great week-end everyone.

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  7. What a great card! will try this tut! Thanks!

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  8. Love this pretty and colorful card! Thanks for the video.

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  9. Love your pretty rainbow card!!

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  10. This is gorgeous! Love those bright, vibrant colors.

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  11. Great card! Love how you made the rainbow with the masking! :-) xx

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  12. Such a great idea love rainbows with clouds ;)

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  13. love anything rainbow. Thanks for the video.

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  14. Somewhere over the rainbow... Such fun.

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  15. Now that is the cutest card,,, tis!

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  16. Lovely bold and trendy card!

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  17. fabulous card...definitely brings cheers to the receiver!

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  18. I LOVE rainbows- what a great card!

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  19. Jess, your card would brighten any day regardless of the weather outside!! Thanks for the great video too!

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  20. Absolutely GORGEOUS card Jess!!!! So fun and technique savvy! :)

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  21. Such bright colors with distress inks. amazing!

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  22. love all these tips - thanks!
    Sandra ltb

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  23. Such a fun and bright card! Thanks for the tips!

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  24. It's a cloudy, dreary, rainy day. This card really brightened up my computer area. Great job.

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  25. Oh so cheery! Distress inks and water make for great fun!

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  26. Oh so cheery! Distress inks and water make for great fun!

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  27. So colorful and happy. Iris

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  28. Beautiful card! Love those fluffy looking clouds.
    Lynn

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  29. WOW, I like how you made the stripes of color. Nice.

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  30. This is adorable!!!! Thanks for the great video on how-to create the rainbow! I love Distress Inks and this makes me want to use them NOW!

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  31. Nice effect! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Very cheery card and thanks for the video on how to make it. Love the clouds.

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  33. Love this Card!
    So bright & cheerful

    Great video tutorial too
    ~Thanks

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  34. Love the bright and cheery colors!

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  35. Such a great idea love rainbows with clouds!

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  36. Amazing card. Thanks for the video explaining how to do it. :)

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  37. Such an awesome card! Great job, Jess!

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  38. I don't usually think of using distress inks for something so bold and bright -- this is great!

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  39. What a fun card and I am loving the mists!

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  40. What a fun card and neat technique:)!

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  41. Such a happy card.. Great card Jess...

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  42. What a great card. Thanks for the video.

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  43. Super cute card! Makes me want that Mr. Huey's Opaque White!

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  44. I love love love the card, great job Jess!!

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  45. Bright and colorful! Makes me smile!

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  46. Hi Jess!
    thank you for sharing your awesome rainbow technique....your card is BEAUTIFUL! Have a wonderful day!

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  47. What a cheery card with the weather being so blah outside. Great tutorial on the technique.

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  48. Cute card, wonderful techniques to make it!

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  49. Awesome! I love the bright colours

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  50. I adore anything rainbow!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  51. Love the rainbow on the card! Can't wait to make my own!

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  52. Rainbow in an envelope. What a perfect card on a grey day

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  53. So pretty...would being a smile to anyone's face!

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  54. What a fab happy card! Thanks for the tutorial too :)

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  55. This is such a cute card - I've pinned it to my board to case!

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  56. Love this effect! Thanks for the video.

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  57. what a good idea to mix distress inks and mists!

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  58. Great video and card. Thank you for
    the inspiration.

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  59. Fun and colorful card. Thanks for the video too.

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  60. wow this is so fun and happy!!! love it!

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  61. Thank you for the video! I can't wait to try this technique!

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  62. How clever, and so pretty! tfs hugs, Kimberly

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  63. I just love rainbow colors and clouds, and the water droplets look awesome on this card! Well done!

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  64. Oh. What a fun card. Love your ideas on this .

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  65. What a bright and cheerful card Jess, thanks for sharing this technique with us.

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  66. Love this beautiful, bright card! The splatters add that extra special touch.

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  67. Bright, bold and fun. Should spread some sunshine.

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  68. Thanks for another great video Jess =)

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  69. The brighteness makes me sooo ready for Spring!

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  70. Love these rainbow cards....they are always so cheery!

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  71. Cool technique! Thanks for the video!

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  72. Great card! Love the rainbow and clouds! Very fun!

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  73. So poetic & beautiful ...

    Hugs from France ^^
    Lunéa

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  74. Fun card and great video! TFS ;-)

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  75. It's kind of a dreary day here, but your card brightened it up a lot. Thanks for the video tutorial. They are always so helpful for those of us who like to see how things are done.

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  76. I'm loving this card! So bright and fun. :)

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  77. What a gorgeous card! I love the colors. Hugs, Hanneke

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  78. Lovely card today so bright and cheerful thanks for sharing with us today.

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  79. such a pretty rainbow....card lovely just lovely. thank you for sharing to us.

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  80. Love this card! Thanks for the tutorial! Gorgeous rainbow!

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  81. Thanks for the video, this card is lovely :)

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  82. What a cool way to add the stripes! Great card

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  83. What a pretty card! Love Distress Ink!

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  84. I love this card! I'm doing some masking + sponging right now, and will have to make my own rainbow next.

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  85. That is so pretty. I want to try that later!

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  86. Love the card and idea! Fab!! ~God bless~

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  87. this is so pretty!! love it !:)

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  88. Awesome cards!
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  89. I need some of that brightness. Thanks for the tutorial

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  90. Such a cute and colourful card!

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