For this handmade card, I actually started with the sentiment. In these unprecedented times, I thought this would be the perfect sentiment stamp to begin my card.

The sentiment says “Sending all the positive vibes”, which can relate to many different situations. I heat embossed the sentiment and then cut it into a circle.

Then I used another stamp that was a strip of squares for my design on the card front. I stamped that in a pattern and used watercolor markers to color the squares in.

I colored the squares so they would be in a gradient (similar to a paint chip sample). Then I added gems in a rainbow gradient pattern too.

You can watch the video tutorial below or on YouTube.

This video is part of the Simon Says Stamp Sunny Days Ahead Blog Hop. You can catch both days of the blog hop at the Simon Says Stamp blog. Leave a comment down below for your chance to win a $25 coupon to Simon Says Stamp. The next stop on the blog hop is: Anna-Karin Evaldsson


Watercolor Rainbow Gradient Card / Simon Says Stamp

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140 Comments on Rainbow Squares Watercolor Gradient Card – Simon Says Stamp Sunny Days Ahead

  1. Hi JD!!!!!! I love your videos. You are such a genuine, nice person, and I have learned so much! I like to hear you talk about what you like about various products, and what you don’t like. It is very helpful. ANYWAY, Your colorful card is very cool. I like the design–very artsy.

  2. Great video! Thank you for the cool idea! I LOVE the rainbow and CAS design!

  3. Those grid rainbows are definitely sending out the positive vibes just like you J. D.! I love your videos.

  4. What a fun card you made! Enjoyed your video. While watching I realized I have watched another video you made for learning to use alcohol inks. You have some great helps in your videos, thanks!

  5. This is so cool JD!! Very bright & cheerful! What’s funny/or sad on my part lol….that I wouldn’t have even noticed or thought of a way to use that stamp!! Good thing we have you and all the rest of the team to give us inspiration and show how it’s done!!!

  6. This is unique and you’re right, the sentiment is perfect for these days. Beautiful card, beautiful idea!

  7. Love the shading of the colors
    in the grid. Fun idea.
    thanks for sharing

  8. This is really cool, you always have such a fun way of looking at things, thanks for sharing!

  9. Your card is so cute, love the colours and love the sentiment. Hope you are staying safe and healthy.

  10. JD! What a unique card design! Your “rainbow” spokes are radiating to spread some cheer to someone’s day…LOVE IT!

  11. The squares stamp looks like a very versatile stamp to have. I like what you did with it!

  12. Very unique but very clean. Not everyone is Roses and bunnies! Colorful positive and pretty. Thanks and please stay healthy!

  13. What a fun, lively card. I will try following the coloring technique you showed us on a card soon.

  14. What a great idea for a card! It’s so different than all the others! Beautiful!

  15. I enjoyed your take on this bright, cheery stamp set. You are so creative. I enjoy all your videos on You tube.

  16. You’re right, rainbows and positive vibes are exactly what we need right now!

  17. Positive vibes are great every day of the year but certainly more so during this time. Your card is colorful and great.

  18. What a beautiful title for a beautiful release. So many wonderful products and artists for us to follow. As an Australian 🇦🇺 I especially love the “Mum” die. A lot of the cards I used to make for my Mum, before she passed, had the top of the “O” cut out of them🙂 Thank you to Simon for the release and to you for the inspiration. What a unique take on a rainbow 💖

  19. Love your unique design… this stamp set, as everything else in this release, is a must have😊

  20. Love what you did with this stamp. I have ordered it and so looking forward to all the things I can do with the stamp.Thank you.

  21. Your card is so neat and unique! I love how a card can be designed around one single stamp from a set.

  22. I love how you used the strip of squares stamp & I love that you did it in rainbow colors.

  23. I enjoyed watching how you achieved the gradient colors on each bar of color. Very unique design.

  24. Beautiful card and definitely all the positivity with such a vibrant color card.. 😊

  25. What a great idea! Love the gradient look! Fun idea! Hope you and your family are well also!

  26. Love the gradient watercolors and the design of you card – wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Great card; I’m totally getting those positive vibes! Thank you for your tutorial on how to paint the gradient squares.

  28. Fantastic design!! Very clever way to use this new stamp. I hope Laura Bassen sees this! She would absolutely love this design, too!

  29. Great way to make use of a border stamp JD. I really like the gradient colours you’ve used. Thanks for the video also.

  30. JD, its so great to see your again at SSS blog hop! I love your video’s! They are amazing, a combination of your skill and personality! And the fact you don’t seem to mind hiding what is hard and doesn’t work. Makes you way more relatable! I hope we get to see you more often on some of these blog hops.

  31. Great card and always enjoy watching your videos and seeing you create or explain something.

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