Thursday, April 23, 2020


Rainbows are a sign of hope and a signal of all things happy. So sometimes, if I'm feeling blue, I paint a little rainbow or two. 

rainbow stamped handmade card design

I got the STAMPlorations Art Marks 2 set in the mail this week and fell in insta-love with it. I looked at the scribbly little stamps and immediately was drawn to one that looked like a rainbow. 


I know they are just a bunch of innocuous little marks, but all I see are possibilities!

So I stamped this one, and masked it, then started a stack of rainbows. Please don't mind the messy stamp block - that's my real life. ;) 

kuretake gansai tambi watercolor rainbows

I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors on these because I wanted a nice vibrant color. I looooooove how saturated these watercolors are!

clean and simple handmade stamped rainbow card

After I finished my rainbows, I stamped an equally graphic retro sentiment (STAMPlorations Big Greetings).

I'm linking this up to STAMPlorations Anything Goes CAS challenge with the optional twist of Lemon Yellow. 

I also had this piece of rainbow watercolor paper I'd created earlier, and couldn't resist throwing together this scrappy, bright card with the xxxx stamps!

watercolor rainbow artsy handmade stamped card

Paper Shelter has a Happy Colours challenge going on and I definitely think this applies!


  1. Gorgeous fun and vibrant cards Becca - love them both, but i think that rainbow one is just stunning.
    Stay safe

  2. Love that you saw a rainbow in there, they looks terrific all stacked up! Two fabulous cards Becca!

  3. Beautiful CAS card Becca. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

  4. Wonderful mixed media! I love the way you've made the rainbows x