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Rainbow Challenge – with some friends!

I was tagged for the Rainbow Challenge by Marika – one of my patrons. So I decided to not only take her up on it, but to challenge a bunch of other people too. So we’re having our own little hop in this bonus post!

Watercolor Inlay Diecuts – Rainbow Challenge

I’ve had the All Inside stamp and die sets for quite a while, and they’ve been in my “USE ME SOON!” box. Well now, I used them, wheee! I am a stamping nooglehead, as I’ve said before, so I decided to stamp *just* the face of the bear and save myself all that alignment. I used my MISTI to make it happen, and then watercolored my heart out! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The card is nice and flat with just the heard and hands having a little dimension 🙂Sandy Allnock Rainbow Challenge 1

On the inside, I stamped my sentiment from another Essentials by Ellen set, and added a little diecut Bitty Envelope that I watercolored.
Sandy Allnock Rainbow Challenge 2


I challenged my patrons to jump in on the Rainbow Challenge – and had a few takers. Please go leave them some love! I’ll be choosing 5 random commenters on Wednesday night to get a little pack of crafty treats in the mail, so be sure to go leave comments all over! 🙂


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

69 thoughts on “Rainbow Challenge – with some friends!

  1. This a technique I want to try.

  2. […] Here’s a cool way to use your die cuts to make a card but with adding layers or bulk. Sandy Allnock will show you how to lay out, die cut, water color and inlay those dies for a cute (and flat) card. Click here for her video tutorial. […]

  3. You make water coloring look so easy

  4. Love the bear!

  5. Gorgeous! I REALLY LOVE this card! Thanks for the reminder on inlaid die cuts!

  6. Lovely card. I like how you coloured everything. Thank you!

  7. Great challenge with so many unique cards! Thanks for sharing your sweet design.

  8. That is one cute bear – great dies

  9. This was a great tutorial. I had no idea how to do that kind of die cutting. I think I see a rainbow card in my future.

  10. Beautiful card, you make watercoloring look so easy.

  11. Wow–love this!

  12. You are such an inspiration, Sandy! I can’t wait to meet you on Indy!!

  13. Cute card! I love how you did the inlays!

  14. Very creative design! The inset dies add an extra punch of interest without the need for more dimension. What a great idea! And I love the way you colored everything! The bear is super cute there in Rainbowville!

  15. Very cute. Thanks for the continual inspiration!

  16. What a fun challenge bloghop:-) Awesome card, thanks for sharing.

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