Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hand Lettering #7: Happy Birthday Rainbow Card

Hi everyone! :o)

Today I'm sharing four cards with you, all in separate posts through the day. All my posts are scheduled and will go live every full odd hour, from 3 PM to 9 PM. This is my 2nd post today. If you missed the first one, just scroll down or follow a direct link here. :o)

My second card today is this hand lettered, CAS (clean and simple), one layer, Happy Birthday Rainbow Card.

I wrote a sentiment on a top folded card base in cursive handwriting styleI used dip pen nib and black drawing ink. For a card base I used a Canson XL Mixed Media Paper.

I prepared various hand lettered samples during my personal challenge Celebrating 30 Days of Pisces 2017 to color during a 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker. This one also. I hand lettered it on DAY 12 of my challenge and colored it on a DAY 15 of Kathy's challenge. :o)

I loosely watercolored the card in Rainbow color pattern using Distress Inks. I added color by color, drying them between. When I was satisfied with that large color splosh on my card, I splattered the card with same Distress Inks.

As a finishing touch, I highlighted the sentiment with white gel pen.

Card dimensions: 127 mm x 95 mm (5" x 3 3/4")
List of supplies:
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
  • TOZ Leonhardy black drawing ink
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
    • Wilted Violet
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Mermaid Lagoon
    • Twisted Citron
    • Mustard Seed
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Barn Door
  • Uniball Signo White
  • dip pen nib (mounted on a paint brush)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #2
  • Ranger Heat It Tool (for drying)
  • water
  • paper towels

I'm entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, March 2017, Anything Goes
This is my 16th entry to this challenge.

2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

3) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 16th entry to this challenge.
colored: DAY 15

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by at 7 PM, when my third post goes live. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Oh, this rainbow made with the large colour splashes and drops of DI looks amazing and so spring-like! Fabulous CAS!

  2. What a delightful CAS design Milka and the coloured background is lovely. Great lettering!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x



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