Two rainbow cards with Catheirne Pooler inks and heat embossing – Party vs Spa | Video Tutorial

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Hello, for today’s card tutorial I have two quick and easy rainbow cards comparing the Party collection and the Spa collection of Catherine Pooler inks.  Both cards are finished with Brutus Monroe Alabaster heat embossed Good Day rubber stamp sentiment.


Watch the full video tutorial below right here in the blog and read on for the written tutorial.  All the products I use are linked within the tutorial and available from the shop. Share your Catherine Pooler rainbow cards at the Paper Tree Tribe.


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Every Day Stripes – 4.25 x 5.5″



First I die cut the Mod Stripes cover plate die twice from premium 110lb white card, and pick 18 Catherine Pooler ink colours. 9 from the Party collection, and 9 from the Spa collection. (You can also mix and match between collections – don’t feel that you have to stay within one collection, or even within one collection of the 8 colours).


I decided to do rainbow colours, but you can use tones of one colour for even more looks.  A card in three or four shades of green or blue for masculine cards. Or shades in any colour you like. (At The Little Paper Tree HQ we are partial to the colour green).



I take the card to the ink pad as I find this way wastes less ink.  Normally, I use a sponge dauber to push the card into the ink pad, but I wasn’t able to find the dauber; so use my fingers. (I love getting my fingers inky but if you don’t use the technique below).


Jump to 1:35 in the video for the more traditional technique of taking the ink pad to the card.  I feel that the ink that goes on the scrap paper I wasted ink – not much ink but still ink that is not inside the ink pad.



Once all the colourful strips are dry, I adhere to a standard A2 card panel. As I plan on heat embossing I need a good heat resistant tape, and use Scor Tape.


Make sure the inked stripes are fully dry (CP inks stay wet for a while and you can use them with embossing powder) by pouring on some embossing powder to see if any stick.  If any powder does stick, brush it off and wait a little longer for the ink to dry fully.


Pounce on some anti static Magic Bag onto the stripes, ink up the Good Day stamp with embossing ink and stamp onto the stripes.  Cover with Alabaster embossing powder and heat set until the powder is all shiny and melted.  Repeat for the other card.


Trim both the rainbow backgrounds are smaller and adhere to an A2 card base. Finally, I adhere Fairy Rocks rhinestones on both cards for some sparkle.


Do you have a go-to favourite collection of Catherine Pooler ink colours for rainbow cards?  Let us know your ink combos at the Paper Tree Tribe.


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