Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

A Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

It’s time for the last post of the evening… but make sure you come back tomorrow for lots more fun!

Before you leave here’s another idea for you… how about a rainbow-coloured Christmas?

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

There are lots of colour combinations that come to mind when thinking of Christmas, for example red & green or blue & silver. I never thought I’d use a rainbow-style colour scheme for a Christmas card, but after seeing rainbow Christmas trees on cards like THIS ONE and one on THIS POST both by Laura Bassen, I knew I had to give it a try!

Here’s how to put this card together…

Step 1: Choose a stamp set (I’ve used Avery Elle’s Joy To The World set, which I bought from Make The Day Special), and gather some different colours of embossing powder (I’ve used American Crafts Zing powders):

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Cut a drinking straw up so you have a pointy-end scoop for each embossing powder (I think I originally got this tip from Jennifer McGuire, it makes it much easier to pick up small amounts of powder):

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Use a clear ink to stamp your chosen design onto a piece of smooth white card measuring 5.5″ x 3.5″:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Use your scoops to pick up small amounts of embossing powder and tip them onto your stamped image in thin diagonal stripes:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Tip off the powder into a pot or container of some kind. My ‘P’ in the word ‘Peace’ didn’t look very clear – I probably got too much ink on that part of the stamp:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

So I used a palette knife to gently nudge the embossing powder until the letter was more clearly defined:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Use a heat gun to melt the embossing powder:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: Stamp and heat emboss any other parts of your design, I stamped the globe stand with navy ink and used clear embossing powder on it:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Add a piece of green washi tape, and a strip of blue glitter ribbon, near the bottom edge of the 5.5″ x 3.5″ piece of card. Stamp another sentiment if you want to (I used ‘good will to all’ from the same set):

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 9: Mount the piece of card onto a bit of red paper, and then a bit of pale yellow paper, leaving just a thin edge of each showing:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 10: Now for embellishments! Grab the excess rainbow coloured embossing powder which you shook off your design earlier (mine was in a foil pie-dish):

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Use it to colour two wood veneers, using clear ink on their surface and tipping the rainbow powder on. Make sure you have something like tweezers to hold the wood veneers in place while you heat them up!

Rainbow Heat Embossed Wood Veneer at Jennifer Grace Creates

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

I added a couple of gems too, and the card could have been left like this. But it was a bit too ‘Clean And Simple’ for my taste…

Step 11: Flick on some drips of gold mist. To make sure the mist drops only went on the parts of the card where I wanted them to go, I punched a circle (well, a pinked circle) in a spare piece of card, and flicked the mist only through this hole, moving it to different places on the card as I worked:

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Then it was done! I love how the rainbow colours make it feel so joyful!

Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card by Jennifer Grace Creates

Be Inspired:

Use rainbow colours for a Christmas project

Mix up different colours of embossing powder

Make a clean and simple card, then add one last detail to finish it off

Thanks so much for joining me for the first day of the event, I hope to see you again tomorrow!

P.S. I am entering this card into the Avery Elle Challenge #18!

Avery Elle Challenge #18

Bye for now,

Jennifer x

20 thoughts on “A Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card”

  1. Love the rainbow effect!! Lots of great tips and techniques on this post to try! Thanks for a terrific first day!!!! Can’t wait for tomorrow!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  2. Now that’s a tip I could have done with yesterday!! I got into a right mess with embossing powder. I’ll be jooking out a straw tomorrow to have another try…thank you! The rainbow effect you’ve made is fabulous ..and i was wondering what you done with the mixed colours and then i scrolled down. You think of everything 🙂 love your card x

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