Sunday 2 May 2021

CAS Mix Up Challenge - Rainbow Ink Blended Colours - May 2021- Rainbow Birds

Hello Friends,
It's the 1st of May and time for a new challenge at CAS Mix Up, which I am hosting and challenging you to Use a Stencil and blend ink colours of the Rainbow.  I used Papertrey Ink's In the Meadow die to make a stencil.  I blended Tim Holtz Distress Inks with my Make Up brushes and then used Simon Says Falling Snow Stencil over the top.  After die cutting the Birds I coloured them with the different distress ink colours and a Copic marker on the branch and mounted them with a black silhouette to give them more dimension.  I finished off with the Sentiment stamped in Black ink and repeated my steps for the inside.
Thanks for your visit today, lovely to see you here.

Stamps: Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 Alt4025
Card: Whisper White Thick and Thin, Basic Black, Acetate
Ink: Stazon Black, Copic Marker Olive G99
Distress Ink: Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, Worn Lipstick
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Washi Tape, Ali Express Bird Die, Papertrey Ink - In the Meadow Die, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil SSST121324, Misti, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue


  1. Oh, I really love this one. the colours are so vibrant and clean and I love the contrast you have created with the branch and the black silhouette. the little detail on the inside is perfect too

  2. Gorgeous rainbow colors for your beautiful flowing background, stenciled snow for colored dots and die cut and rainbow colored birds sitting on a branch. A really stunning creative & artsy card design, Susan. Thank you for hosting such a colorful and cheerful challenge, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  3. Love love love this!
    Brilliant blending, beautiful colours and awesome birdies! Fab card Susan! x

  4. other words fit this gorgeous card. The lovely, colorful wave stenciling is exceptional. Mounting the birds on a silhouette is a genius idea to make them pop. Your card is simply brilliant.

  5. WOW!! Stuning card. I love all these colorful waves. Repeating these items in the center of the card is a great idea

  6. Love your random rainbow stenciled background:)

  7. This gorgeous creation is worthy of celebration, Susan! OH do I adore your little birds [of rainbow colors, no less!] Count me among all those here who are amazed by your stenciling - one day I will be brave enough to give this technique a go!
    Thank you for this wonderful challenge, Susan - It was so fun – you girls ALWAYS make me stretch my crafty muscles!

  8. The snowdrift dies made a perfect stencil for these rainbow waves! So pretty with the rainbow birds! Thanks for the awesome challenge, Sue!

  9. A beautiful rainbow of birds on your rainbow stenciled background! I do want to try this technique sometime. So soft and lovely. Thanks for hosting this inspiring challenge for us, Susan!

  10. This is gorgeous Sue! LOVE your rainbow blended background and then those birds on a branch. Adding the black shadow really makes them stand out. Love the inside of your card too! Thanks so much for hosting this fun challenge! xx

  11. So gorgeous! I'll have to try this technique. I love the soft colours:) Thanks for a fun theme!

  12. What pretty blending of the rainbow colours and such a fun idea to have the birds in the rainbow colours too. A really fabulous card Susan x.

  13. Awesome cards, Susan! I love how you created your own stencil for a cool pattern and that you paired it with all those darling birds! Fabulous prompt and wonderful inspiration...Thanks!

  14. Your rainbow background looks amazing. The added shadow on the birds really makes them stand out. Nice touch on the inside of the card too.
    Thank you for hosting such a fun challenge .... I do love a rainbow!

  15. What a glorious card Susan! I love the background and then you've doubled the effect by adding the line of rainbow birds! Spectacular! Vicky x


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