When the Craft Roulette wheel landed on “Rainbow” I knew exactly what technique I wanted to use for my card… a Rainbow Color Block Background!

Here are the measurements you’ll need:

White card stock: 3-3/4″ x 5″ and 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
Card stock strips: cut 1″ wide by at least 4″ long.
Card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″


Since one of the other Craft Roulette parameters was “Pastels” I chose the following colors for my background: Pale Papaya (NEW!), Soft Seafoam, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, and Fresh Freesia (NEW!)


The Rainbow Color Block Background for cards is fantastic fun and as always, easy to create.


Here’s how…

Watch the video to see how easy it is to take strips of card stock in a variety of colors and make them into a beautiful background.

Be sure to watch the video ALL the way to the end for tips on how to stamp your images in multiple colors as well. It’s an easy technique that’s sure to add a little “WOW” to your cards.


For the Ice Cream card shown above, I used a stencil (another Craft Roulette spin) instead of a stamp to create the pattern over my color block background.

You can watch how I made my Ice Cream card on this FUN episode of Craft Roulette!


Oh and if you don’t already have one, you’ll definitely want to order a VersaMark Ink Pad

This ink pad is like magic!

It’s a watermark ink so no matter what color you stamp it on, it just looks a little bit darker shade of that color.

So it’s PERFECT for stamping across multi-colored backgrounds that you can make with the Rainbow Color Block Background technique!

Plus, here are more ways you can use your VersaMark ink: www.inkitupwithjessica.com/versamark


Now go make a card with the Rainbow Color Block Technique!

I can’t wait to see what colors you choose to use and how you finish off your card.

Happy Stamping!



Supplies Used for Ice Cream Card:


Download a printable sheet of Stampin’ Up! color combos perfect for Rainbow Color Block Backgrounds.

(A few of the colors on the chart are no longer available but will hopefully give you some ideas on color combos to try.)


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