Monotone Rainbows – Clean & Simple cards by Jeni

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Hi, I have three clean and simple monotone rainbow cards featuring the Shine Your Light stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs. No YouTube tutorial today as I felt there wasn’t much of a technique or need for a long (3-5min) video but I do have a short video on IGTV and Facebook.

Milly hasn’t been well lately, so I’ve been spending a bit more time sitting and chilling with her. She is better now but still has an off day now and then. I left Milly cuddled up to her Nana and forced myself to relax with some crafting.  No super involved cards with multiple stamping or lots of die-cutting just a few clean and simple rainbows.

Onto the cards…


I stamp the rainbow and the sentiment with Tuxedo Black ink by Memento onto Solar White card. (You can also use CP Midnight ink on CP premium card for alcohol colouring too – I personally leave the CP card in the shop for you to purchase. The Little Paper Tree is not my personal supply stash – it’s for you – our amazing customers).



Next, I chose Copic Markers from the same colour family.  B00 and B02 for the first card and V06 and V15 for the second card.  Each rainbow panel is trimmed to 4″ x 5 1/4″ with a 4 1/8″ x5 3/8″ panel coloured with either B02 or V06 then mount onto a card base.



Stepping it up…

The next card I was feeling a bit more crafty. Each stripe in the rainbow is a different shade of blue marker: B000, B00, B02, B05, B18, B26. Next, I trim a straight line on each side of the cloud and fussy cut around the rainbow to remove the top part of the white card.  

On Bristol Smooth card the same size as the rainbow panel, I ink blend with Tiara, Catching Rays and Tiki Torch for a bright sunshine yellow radiating from behind the rainbow.

Finally, I adhere these to A2 sized card base made from Neenah 110lb card.



Don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to traditional colours of rainbows. You can colour rainbows in each colour family. I use blue and purple as these are full Copic markers, and I lot are still empty. (Lesson learnt – purchase a new marker and refill at the same time). I honestly don’t feel like I have used the markers enough to need refills! 

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Find the card and ink supplies here and the basic craft supplies here


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