See A Rainbow Stencil Spring Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

Spring Themed Card for the Mixed Media Card Challenge

Today I’m sharing a card that I’m entering into the Mixed Media Card Challenge #9 (closes 25th March). Their theme is ‘Spring’ with the optional extra element ‘Bird’. Here’s my card:

See A Rainbow Stencil Spring Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

I was especially drawn to the rainbow in the challenge graphic:

Mixed Media Card Challenge #9 'Spring' March 2015

Which seemed like a perfect excuse to use the new Happy Scatter ‘See A Rainbow’ stencil. First I sprayed the back of the stencil with some Spray-Mount repositionable adhesive, and placed it onto my card (the front of the card measures approx 15 x 10.5cm), using some washi tape to cover any areas where I didn’t want the ink to accidentally go through:

See A Rainbow Stencil Spring Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I used pigment inks (Avery Elle Aquamarine and Lemon Grass, and American Crafts Mustard and Grapefruit) with a Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool (and separate foam pads for each colour), to daub some colour through the rainbow. I started with blue at the bottom, then used green, yellow, and finally pink at the top:

See A Rainbow Stencil Spring Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

I lifted the stencil off to reveal the rainbow, folded the card, and dripped some Heidi Swapp Seafoam Mist droplets over the rainbow:

See A Rainbow Stencil Spring Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

While I waited for some mist to dry I glittered up a sun and a flower wood veneer (from the Fresh New World set). First I coated them with a thick layer of Mod-Podge:

Glittering Wood Veneers at Jennifer Grace Creates

I threw on lots of American Crafts ‘Wow’ Lemon Glitter:

Glittering Wood Veneers at Jennifer Grace Creates

And I left it to dry for a couple of hours (it takes a while because of the thickness of the Mod-Podge). Once it was dry I shook off the excess glitter:

Glittering Wood Veneers at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I finished the card off with a stamped greeting (from Avery Elle ‘Cake & Candles’), a cloud and a flower from the Spring Paper Pieces set, some glitter ribbon, enamel dots, a rhinestone star, and a fabric brad with a bird on:

See A Rainbow Stencil Spring Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

It’s a colourful and cheerful way to send a greeting in spring!

Have you ever entered the Mixed Media Card Challenge? Why not give it a try – you don’t have to use tons of arty supplies as embellishments and textures count too. See their list of ideas for mixed-media things to include HERE.

I hope you see a real life rainbow today,

Jennifer x

7 Comments
  • So cute!

    March 14, 2015 at 6:15 pm
  • love it and love the stencil x

    March 14, 2015 at 8:08 pm
  • This card is gorgeous! Love the rainbow and how you treated the sun and cloud!

    March 15, 2015 at 3:16 am
  • Great spring card! The glittery sun caught my eye right away!

    March 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm
  • This is TOO MUCH FUN! I love the sponged rainbow and can’t believe you even got a tiny bird on there! Thanks for joining us at the MMCC this month!

    March 19, 2015 at 9:41 pm
  • wow, love your card! so happy and bright, real spring feeling in here & perfect for this challenge! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC 🙂

    March 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm
  • Love this design! fabulous stenciling and great use of glitter 🙂 such a happy card. Thank you for sharing with MMCC

    March 30, 2015 at 1:32 pm

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