Sunday, September 25, 2016

CYCI#139 Rainbow of Color Challenge

The challenge this week at Can You Case It? is a color challenge... CYCI#139 a Rainbow of Color challenge!! How fun is that?!? I had a whole bunch of ideas swirling through the noggin' but I knew I wanted to try out the Rubber Cement resist technique. It's been on my 'to do' list for a while.

I decided to use the mini raindrops stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. I taped the stencil down over my 5 x 3-1/4 piece of watercolor paper and painted a thin layer of the rubber cement glue over the entire stencil. (My stencil wasn't completely flat which is why some of the rain drops aren't as defined but I still liked the way it turned out.) It didn't take very long for the glue to dry since I did a thin layer. Once it was dry, I watercolored the background colors using Ken Oliver's Caribbean Brights Color Burst. The background was a bit brighter than I had wanted so I grabbed a piece of vellum card stock to make a layer over it. I added the sentiment from Unity's Your Own Rainbow kit using black craft ink and black embossing powder. I ran the whole vellum piece through my Xyron sticker maker and adhered it to the watercolor background. I wrapped black licorice twine around the panel a few times and then tied a bow. I popped up the panel using stampin' dimensionals and called it done!

I would love to have you join us for the color challenge this week. Head on over to to see all the other Rainbow of Color creations from the Can You Case It? Design Team!

Thank for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal


  1. Great card Crystal! Love the rubber cement technique, and the way you softened the colors with vellum. Char

  2. Love the rubber cement technique and how you softened the colors with velum. You also found the perfect sentiment! Jeanne

  3. Crystal, I love your sentiment, and your beautiful, soft colors!

  4. I love the subtle rainbow background you created. Thanks for sharing how you made it. I didn't realize you had a layer of velum. Really pretty Crystal!

  5. Crystal, I love the softness of your card and the sentiment. Great job.

  6. Love your raindrops in the rainbow. It's beautiful and matches so well to the sentiment.