Sunday, November 1, 2020

Rainbow Card Challenge - Sparkling Sapphire...

Hi! I am here with my inspiration card for another great challenge at the Rainbow Card Challenges. The mood board this month is gorgeous!

I created a card with layered stenciling as my inspiration.

I used two stencils by CrafTreat called Floral Fusion Positive & Negative Dots. These are 6" x 6" stencils that can be used separately or together.

I started with the Negative Dots stencil and applied distress oxide inks in shades of blue to a piece of white cardstock to create an ombre effect. After my stenciling was done, there was a lot of ink on the stencil. So I sprayed it lightly with water and pressed it against a piece of white cardstock. After drying my papers, I attached the Positive Dots stencil to the inked paper with washi tape and added some Little Birdie sparkle embossing paste with a palette knife. I allowed the panel to air dry.

Once both the panels were ready, I cut them into four parts and got two backgrounds out of them. I rounded the corners and popped up the pieces on some dark blue cardstock. 

The sentiment is from the Let's Celebrate stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio. I stamped it with distress oxide ink and adhered it to my card over a piece of vellum.

Here is another look at the card.

I hope you liked my card and are inspired to create something beautiful! Please do check out the Rainbow Card Challenge blog for more inspiration. And don’t forget to link your cards to our gallery. I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations.

Entering this card in the following challenges.

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Inspired by a Movie:

Inspired by the 1980s movie the Blue Lagoon

CAS(E) this Sketch #396:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge:

Make My Monday Challenge #134 - Masculine:




  1. Beautiful creative panels using your negative and positive stencils, Nandini. TFS your detailed description. Love how you mounted your backgrounds on dark blue cardstock and rounded the background corners and popped up the images. Very clever design. TFS and joining us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hugs...Nancy

  2. This is a very cool card! I love the different technique that you used. I love the different shades of blue also. :)

  3. Love your card and thank you for the inspiration to try something like this. I love that you used the "extra" ink on your stencil to create another panel. Very clever.

    sue n.

  4. Very pretty. I like how you have the contrasting sides top and bottom. Very visually effective. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.