Today’s card began with the sentiment, “So Grateful,” from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. I used the “ink to stamp” technique to create the rainbow of colors. Follow along for my easy instructions.

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Rainbow Grateful


The “ink to stamp” technique is fun to use, especially with the Stamparatus. I arranged the Stampin’ Write Markers in the order I wanted to color. After securing Whisper White Cardstock on the Stamparatus with a magnet, I positioned the Ornate Thanks stamp, and picked it up by the lid of the Stamparatus. I colored a couple letters of the stamp with each color, pressing the stamp to the paper as I went along. If you aren’t familiar with a Stamparatus, you can read more about it by clicking on its picture in my Product List.


I wanted the rainbow sentiment to stand out, so chose a neutral background. The card base is Sahara Sand (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″), topped with Whisper White Cardstock that I cut with the largest Ornate Layers Die. Before gluing to the card base, I embossed the layer with The Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

For more texture, I used the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder on a piece of 3″ X 4″ Whisper White Cardstock. I distressed the edges before gluing it on an angle.


The circle beneath “So Grateful” was cut with a Painted Labels Die from Neutrals 6″ X 6″ Designer Paper in Sahara Sand. The sentiment and circle were attached with Dimensionals.

The final touch was four little pearls. Can you see them?


I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.


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