Monday, March 5, 2018

Rainbow Books Birthday Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight + RCC #2)

Hello everyone! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this Rainbow Books Birthday Card:o)

To make this card I used stamps from two adorable Jane's Doodles stamp sets: a book pile from 'Read All About It' stamp set and a sentiment from 'Belated Birthday' stamp set.


With some masking, I stamped the book pile on a watercolor paper and colored books in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut the book pile and traced edges with black marker.

I stamped another book pile on a white cardstock paper, colored books in black and fussy cut the book pile leaving white border around books. Then I glued watercolored book pile over black one (I did this to make the image thicker, as the watercolor paper I use is very thin).

I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a black cardstock paper stripe.

Next up was a background. It's a fragment from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carol, Chapter V: Advice from a Caterpillar.

I created the background on my computer in MS Word. I drew Text Box size as my card base, wrote the text from the book in the box and edited the text (Font: Cambria Math, font size: 10,5).

I printed the text on a white thick paper, cut the panel to preferable size and glued it on a white top folded card base.

I glued 3-D foam on the sentiment and image (various thickness) and placed them on the card. As a finishing touch, I drew white highlights on books. :o)

Card dimensions: 83 mm x 114 mm (3 1/4" x 4 1/2")

List of supplies :
  • Jane's Doodles 'Read All About It' stamp set (images)
  • Jane's Doodles 'Belated Birthday' stamp set (sentiment)
  • white cardstock paper
  • white paper 120 gms
  • watercolor paper
  • black cardstock paper
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Barn Door
    • Festive Berries
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Mustard Seed
    • Twisted Citron
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Salty Ocean
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Wilted Violet
    • Hickory Smoke
  • Stabilo Fibre Tip Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
  • Uniball Signo White
  • 3-D foam scraps, 1 mm thick
  • 3-D foam scraps, 2 mm thick
  • UHU liquid glue
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • printer
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • Ranger Heat It Tool
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • scissors
  • powder bag
  • dry cloth
  • paper towels
  • water

This Rainbow Color Card (RCC) is the second card I made for a Celebrating 30 Days of Pisces 2018 personal challenge. If you want to find out more about it, just follow the link provided. :o)

I'm linking 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) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #281 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Paru's Card Making Challenges, March 2018 Challenge
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

3) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

4) Uniko, 6th Birthday Linky Party
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. What a great way to create your own background, I thought it was a cut up book. I hate to cut up books so you have inspired me.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week. :)

  2. Brilliant idea for the background, Milka!! And love you choose Alice in Wonderland :D Lovely card!!

  3. What a fabulous idea for creating a background for a book lover's birthday! The pop of colour in the stack of books: eye-catching! LOVE this!

  4. Love your fabulous CAS card, such a great design.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week. Jo x

  5. I am a "bookworm" and so i LOVE your card. The background, the book pile - everything fits so nice together. Amazing card.


  6. Love how you created your word background for the colourful stack of books. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko 6th Birthday fun. Hugs Bev x

  7. Milka, more and more decoratiion for our Party Room - the "Uniko 6th Birthday Party" rocks! Thank you so much for all your beautyful entries - they are a big gift for us!

    You cought me with all your beautiful rainbow-colours (they always make me happy!)
    We often give books as givts... perfect card to combine with!
    More greetings from Wiebke

  8. This is fabulous - love the way you've created the background! And those rainbow books are super. Thanks so much for joining in with Uniko's 6th Birthday party. Deborah, DT.



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