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
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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.
Super card and sentiment JD. I love your style. Thanks.
I love this colorful card! Thanks for sharing!
This is a great idea for a card.
Great card! Very cool idea.
Great card. Great design. Thanks for sharing.
Oh what a fabulous card! Happy and creative design. Fantastic!
Great video! Thank you for the cool idea! I LOVE the rainbow and CAS design!
What a cute idea!
great idea, love your style.
Nicely done!! Fun usage of that stamp.
WOW! Love the different design!
very unique and beautiful card!! Love it!
Very cool card! Love all the colors!
Love your use of the border prints
Those grid rainbows are definitely sending out the positive vibes just like you J. D.! I love your videos.
Who doesn’t need some positive vibes? Great idea for a card, love it
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!
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!!!
I love this card. It is so unique.
I really like your card… very colorful.
This is unique and you’re right, the sentiment is perfect for these days. Beautiful card, beautiful idea!
Love the shading of the colors
in the grid. Fun idea.
thanks for sharing
This is really cool, you always have such a fun way of looking at things, thanks for sharing!
Your card is so cute, love the colours and love the sentiment. Hope you are staying safe and healthy.
JD! What a unique card design! Your “rainbow” spokes are radiating to spread some cheer to someone’s day…LOVE IT!
Love your cards. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.
What a cool way of using that stamp! Very clever use of the colors!!
What an interesting card! Love what you created!
The squares stamp looks like a very versatile stamp to have. I like what you did with it!
Very unique but very clean. Not everyone is Roses and bunnies! Colorful positive and pretty. Thanks and please stay healthy!
Awesome Sunny Days Ahead Release! I especially love the clever design!
Love the simplicity of the card design. Great design.
Such a bright idea to complement the sentiment! So unique.
What a cool card!! I love colorful cards!! This is a great design!!
Hey JD “pop”. Love your creative process, the card it perfect!!!
Love this bright graphic card. The sentiment is just right.
Love it! So bright and cheery and great for both male and female. Thanks for sharing!
Very cool card. I like the gradiations of color. Thanks for the great tutorial
Such a fun card!!
Great card, so lovely with the bunch of color!
Love the rainbow idea!
Wow love the gradient look you created.
Thanks for the amazing inspiration. I love the gorgeous coloring and great sentiment. The new release is great. Especially the fabulous dies.
A unique rainbow idea!
What a fun, lively card. I will try following the coloring technique you showed us on a card soon.
This is such a great card.
Such a great design, and the message is so appropriate.
Cool way to use this stamp! Great card.
Love the different take on a rainbow.
Wonderful card! I love the sentiment!
What a fun rainbow card! I love the graphic simplicity of the design and that wonderful sentiment!
Love your bright and cheery card. Thank you.
Colorful, fun card. I love that square strip stamp — so many possibilities.
This is such an interesting design, love it.
Very fun and creative way to use that border stamp.
Fantastic card! So creative.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Nice! Love the simple clean style.
What a great idea for a card! It’s so different than all the others! Beautiful!
I enjoyed your take on this bright, cheery stamp set. You are so creative. I enjoy all your videos on You tube.
Such a unique way to use the stamp strip. Love your card!
Very colorful card. Puts a spin on things. 🙂
Very pretty and quite unique.
Wow! I love that you did something so different from the rest! Wonderfully creative!
You’re right, rainbows and positive vibes are exactly what we need right now!
Positive vibes are great every day of the year but certainly more so during this time. Your card is colorful and great.
Fun use of this border stamp and I love the colors you chose.
what a fabulous card – so creative and fun
I love that cheery card!
I like the varied use of colors between your inks and the bling.
Great card and love the simplicity of it!
Love what you did with the stamp set! Your gradient colors are really pretty.
Beautiful card! Love it!
What a unique design….love the card. You can feel those positive vibes for sure!
What a super fun card!!Great idea!!!so colorful and unique!
Love it, thanks for sharing
Love your creativity with the stamp set.
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 💖
A very original use of the release products, I love it!
Love your unique design… this stamp set, as everything else in this release, is a must have😊
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.
Fun take on a rainbow card, lovely!
Such an unusual card. Love the rainbow.
I would never have thought of that. Great job!
very creative use of the row of squares stamp, and love the sentiment
Your card is so neat and unique! I love how a card can be designed around one single stamp from a set.
Wow, what a fun take on rainbow colours
Clean and simple card with a different design
I love how you used the strip of squares stamp & I love that you did it in rainbow colors.
Such a cool design!
I enjoyed watching how you achieved the gradient colors on each bar of color. Very unique design.
Love the gradient colors! Pretty card!
I love your fun card! Thank you for the inspiration.
Nice example for a use for the stamp.
Fun design, thanks for the inspiration!
Great card JD! I like all of the sentiments in this set!
What a fun card!
Awesome , I love that you did something different
This card really grabbed my attention! Love it.
Beautiful card and definitely all the positivity with such a vibrant color card.. 😊
Thanks for sharing your colorful card with us.
Now that’s a card that you look at twice, or three or four times. Well done.
Love this!! Great simple design and love the gradient color.
Lovely …. its beautifull
I love your creativity! Thanks, Lynda
Who could have thought of using that stamp set like that, so cool. Love it.
So FUN!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
What a great idea! Love the gradient look! Fun idea! Hope you and your family are well also!
love the bright colors
Gradient shading is well done.
What a Great card!! Love this idea!!!
Thanks for sharing this colorful card! Love the gradient effect!
What fun and happy card!
Very cute card.
Such a fun card!
I like this fun and colorful card design.
Such a fun card. Reminds me of a Parcheesi board. TFS!
Love the gradient watercolors and the design of you card – wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
The coloured squares are too cute!
Great card; I’m totally getting those positive vibes! Thank you for your tutorial on how to paint the gradient squares.
Fantastic design!! Very clever way to use this new stamp. I hope Laura Bassen sees this! She would absolutely love this design, too!
I love your cards and ideas tyfs
fun card, love the design
thanks for sharing
Cool card. Good vibes to you!
What a fun use of that stamp, colorful and fun!
Love the modern take on a rainbow card. Thanks!
What a great card; a very clever idea!!!
Such a fun and colorful card. I like the sentiment and the gradient coloring.
Great way to make use of a border stamp JD. I really like the gradient colours you’ve used. Thanks for the video also.
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.
Love the sentiment, your card is simple and gorgeous.
Great card and always enjoy watching your videos and seeing you create or explain something.