Have you discovered the fun of inking your own Spectrum (rainbow) pad yet?  You can purchase an uninked Stampin' UP! Spectrum pad (here) and use your ink refills to create your own rainbow, or, your own choice of color spectrum!!! 

Today I am sharing a couple of my own Spectrum Rainbow Ink Pad card samples, and several tips with you!

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Hearts & flowers from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, and butterfly die cut from the Springtime Impressions thinlits. Details at www.PattyStamps.com

My cards today all feature the same rainbow pad that I inked with Stampin' Up! ink refills (see below for color combo).  I used the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, the Beautiful Day stamp set, and the Springtime Impressions butterfly die cut on my colorful cards!  For the card above, I layered my stamped piece onto Gorgeous Grape and Pineapple Punch cardstock!

I have a challenge for my Luv 2 Stamp Group this coming month to create projects using their own inked rainbow pad, to earn fun prizes, so I thought I would play along and give them some examples to jump start their creativity!!  Thinking about joining my team?  click here to read more – and don't forget about the 10 free ink pad offer in July when you join!

 

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Hearts & flowers from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, and butterfly die cut from the Springtime Impressions thinlits. Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

To create the rainbow butterfly die cut, I tapped the rainbow pad across my Whisper White cardstock, then spritzed it with water… after it was dry, I die cut the butterfly in my Big Shot.

 

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Butterfly die cut from the Springtime Impressions thinlits. Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Hearts & flowers from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, and butterfly die cut from the Springtime Impressions thinlits. Butterfly stamp from Beautiful Day set. Details at www.PattyStamps.com

Some TIPS for creating your own rainbow pad…

  • think about a color combo you'd like to use
  • do you want a true "ROYGBIV" rainbow? or a monochromatic pad with different shades of all one color?
  • get out your Stampin' Write markers and test out your idea on cardstock first
  • get out your ink refills and fill your Spectrum pad!

 

Tips for Inking your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Details at www.PattyStamps.com

For this Spectrum rainbow pad, I used this color combo:

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Tips for Inking your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

When inking a larger stamp such as the butterfly below (from the Beautiful Day stamp set) or the Thank You stamp from the Thankful Thoughts set, you can get almost all, if not all, of the colors on your pad.  When using smaller images like the heart from the Ribbon of Courage set (1st card in this post), you can just capture a couple of the colors! 

Click here to watch a fun Spectrum pad video by Sara Douglass, Stampin' UP! CEO

 

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Tip:  I stamped this butterfly once on the card and again on a scrap, cut it out and then added it as a 2nd layer to the card.. I love the extra dimension! I also added some Glitter Enamel dots and did a little splattering with my Stampin' Write marker!

 The top fold card base is Mango Melody cardstock.

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 I hope you enjoyed these ideas!  Think of all the different color combos you can create with your own uninked pad and all 50 of your Stampin' Up! reinkers!!  Find them ALL in the product snapshots below.. click on any one to go to my online store.

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